Eat a good plant-based breakfast…or hit the snooze button? What if you could do BOTH?
I’m all about keeping things simple in the morning, but I’m also serious about getting you well nourished so you can make the most of your day.
Tomorrow marks day one of the Eat More Plants 2019 Challenge…are you joining us? (Get your free challenge guide HERE.) This week, your challenge is to make breakfast at home.
Why? You’ll save money, save time and probably get a much healthier start than hitting the coffee shop. And I’ve got just the recipes to help you do it. Some are batch prep, some overnight and some five minutes so you can prepare in the morning. Choose a few faves, get your groceries today and hit the ground running for an energized morning.
Here are 10 of my favourite easy, plant-based breakfast recipes!
Five Minute Chickpea Scramble
I love a protein-rich start and this breakfast hits all the marks: protein + fibre + healthy fats to keep you full and vegetables. Yes, veggies for breakfast. Because you can never eat too many plants.
Vegan Breakfast Burrito with Scrambled Tofu from Minimalist Baker
I absolutely love the recipes from Minimalist Baker. The key to making these a five minute breakfast is to batch prep the filling on the weekend; all you need to do in the morning is fill, wrap and then give them a few minutes under the broiler (or 30 seconds in the microwave).
Matcha Mango Chia Pudding
If you’re really serious about streamlining your morning, caffeinate your breakfast the night before. Matcha + mango is such a delicious flavour combo and you can make a few of these in about 10 minutes and then have them in the fridge for the perfect grab and go breakfast.
Oatmeal with Sautéed Apples by Walder Wellness
Oatmeal is such a delicious blank canvas for whatever flavours you want to create. For extra staying power, I recommend adding 3 tablespoons of hemp seeds into the oatmeal to up the protein and omega 3 content. Make it faster by using unsweetened instant oats.
Beet Blueberry Muffins by Nutrition Stripped
These muffins are #nutritiongoals – they aren’t just sprinkled with a few blueberries; they are absolutely packed with plant pigments! A muffin and an organic soy latte and you’re out the door! To swap the eggs out of the recipe, just mix 2 tbsp ground flax (1tbsp per egg) with 5 tbsp of hot water and let sit for five minutes.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
For those mornings you can’t even, treat yourself to a decadently healthy sipper. This one always puts a smile on my face!
Whole Wheat Waffles by Love and Lemons
Yes, waffles can be fast…just make them on Sunday and pop them in the freezer! To heat up, throw them in the toaster and top with nut butter and fruit. On the go? Make a nut butter + banana waffle sandwich. YUM.
Turmeric-Cinnamon Spiced Homemade Granola by Candice Kumai
Granola + yogurt is such a classic, satisfying combo. Make up a batch on the weekend and serve with coconut or cashew yogurt and some chopped or frozen fruit. To save time, you could prep five little mason jars with fruit and yogurt and then just add the granola in the AM to keep it crisp. Want a zero effort option? I’m obsessed with the new nut + seed granolas from Nature’s Path.
Upgraded Avocado Toast
I love avocado toast…but it lacks a bit of protein to help keep you full. The easy fix?
Step one: use sprouted grain toast if you aren’t already
Step two: mash half a medium avocado with 1/3 cup of white cannellini beans, a squeeze of lemon juice and salt and pepper.
So easy…it doesn’t need a recipe. But if you want an even fancier version, check this one out.
The Breakfast Cookie
You know you want to eat cookies for breakfast…this is my famous recipe. Add a dollop of nut butter for extra protein and healthy fats and enjoy with a piece of fruit.
So there you have it…something for every taste and craving.
Eat the plants…feel the good!