At first, starting your vegan journey can be somewhat confusing. For starters, what exactly is it all about?
Well, going vegan is part of a lifestyle that excludes all forms of animal exploitation and cruelty, whether for food, clothing, transport or for any other reason. That is why vegan lovers therefore avoid eating all animal products, including meat, eggs, and dairy products (butter included).
Believe it or not, what may look like a restricted diet in fact not only provides all the health benefits we all need, such as lowering the risks of high blood pressure and heart diseases, but also helps you reduce our carbon footprints and saves many dairy animals.
Although vegan breakfasts often have a bad reputation of being boring and bland, they are typically filled with yummy fragrant spices, delectable sauces, and a variety of healthy substitutes to create satisfying, complete meals.
So, if you enjoy scrambled tofu, soft honey pancakes, some fresh fruits and veggies or a toast of avocados spread, congratulations, you’ve come to the right place. With these ideas as your guide and some creativity on your part, you can whip up a tasty plant-based breakfast in no time.
Here are some of our favourite vegan breakfast ideas to spice up your day.
A Sweet and Savoury Toast Toppings
Busy morning? What about sacrificing just mere minutes for a quick, simple, and delightful breakfast or snack. For this healthy and balanced meal, it’s all about choosing your favourite savoury with a sweet toppings or mix and match yourself. With so many endless options out there, you’re bound to discover a new favourite.
For anyone who’d love to start the day with some sweetness, here’re some of our best ideas from nosweatvegan:
- Toast with cashew butter, sliced strawberries, and vegan chocolate protein chocolate from Ekopura Nutrition.
- Blueberries, walnuts, and agave syrup drizzled on sweet almond ricotta toast.
- Toast with almond butter, banana slices, cinnamon, and some hemp hearts with some vegan cookies
For some who love or would love to try a savoury toast to brighten up your day. There you have it, another fave from our lovely nosweatvegan:
Toast with hummus, mixed greens, cucumber slices, chopped tomatoes, and Za’atar seasoning (or smoked paprika) followed by these irresistible seaweed snacks.
Toast with savoury almond ricotta, sliced cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
A Famous Historic Avocado Toast
Everyone who’s fond of vegan diets knows about this famous ingredient. Despite its long publicity since the 1800s in Chile and Peru, no one has ever stopped its fame. If anyone asks you, is avocado toast considered a recipe? Just say yes. So, shall we toast?
Before we begin toasting it’s a must to keep your avocados fresh, so buy when it’s nearly ripe and when it finally ripes, move it to the fridge or use it instantly. Then, leftovers should be stored in a plastic bag (or sealed container) with the pit intact. When you use it, don’t forget to trim any brown edges.
Roasted Veggies, eg. sweet potatoes and carrots
Spices, eg. black pepper, Curry powder, smoked paprika or garlic powder
Quick Classic Smoothies
Any tips after getting back from the gym? Well, a quick classic smoothie would do. Plus, it is super vegan and delicious. Smoothies aid digestions and it gives you something cold and nutritious to get your day started on the right foot. The best part is there are no rules, just put any of your favourite fruits that you get from your local market and then you’re good to go. Anyway, these are our suggestions:
- If you prefer, you can swap any plant milk for water.
- To make your drink even more nutritious, add some leafy greens. Spinach is excellent because it does not alter the flavour of the smoothie.
3-Minutes To Prepare Blueberries Overnight Oats for Breakfast
Overnight oats are easy as pie and can be made by anyone. You only need a jar and a spoon to get started. In a mason jar, combine equal parts milk and oats, then top with blueberries, vanilla extract, and honey for a touch of sweetness. Close the lid, shake the jar, and place in the refrigerator for at least 4-5 hours and enjoy a delicious breakfast in the morning!
Chocolate Banana Oatmeals
With this kid-friendly healthy chocolate and banana oatmeal recipe, all you need is basic kitchen ingredients and a couple of minutes to cook.
1 cup water
Pinch of salt
½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
½ small banana, sliced
1 tablespoon chocolate-hazelnut spread
Pinch of flaky sea salt
In a small saucepan, bring water and a pinch of table salt to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and set aside for 2 to 3 minutes. Top with banana, Nexo Chocolate Spread, and flaky salt. Voilà tout!
Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed here by Impakter.com columnists are their own, not those of Impakter.com — In the Featured Photo:Healthy Trendy Brunch. Source: Jannis Brandt.