Who says vegan food has to be complicated?
I totally feel for all you busy people who want to enjoy a healthy and filling breakfast, but don’t have 30 minutes to make it. I can relate. I start school in 2 days, and the last thing I want is to waste all my precious study time making a balanced breakfast, so I don’t!
It couldn’t be easier to make quick and easy breakfasts that are super healthy and will fill (and fuel) you up.
I tried to include quick recipes that use very minimal ingredients (something I’m admittedly pretty bad at on the blog…I’ll work on it)
I am happy to say that each of these recipes take under 10 minutes to prepare (most are 5 minutes!!), and all of them promote an active, productive day. I think I will refer to these recipes while I’m in school and have nothing prepped. I tend to have most of these ingredients already on hand, and I have a feeling many of you may have some of these ingredients as well (for at least one of two of the recipes at the very least), so all 5 are very convenient and don’t require any elaborate planning or thought.
Let’s get right into it:
It’s easy to assume that cereal days are over when you go vegan. That couldn’t be further from the truth! Fun Fact: Non-dairy milk is delicious (especially almond milk) annndddd, there are countless vegan cereals on the market. Yeah, most of the supermarket brands are pretty awful for you, but not every cereal out there is bad! I love Rip’s Big Bowl by Engine 2. It is very clean and has healthy whole grains. Add some fruit, coconut flakes, and almond milk, and you have the perfect breakfast that will remind you of your childhood (and adulthood…let’s be real, nobody is too old for cereal).
2. PB Banana Toast
This is probably not the most creative idea, but it is certainly the most delicious. I’d say the directions for making this toast is pretty self-explanatory: toast some bread and add some peanut butter, banana, and maybe some chocolate chips or cinnamon and that is all. It seriously couldn’t be easier, and it couldn’t be any tastier!
3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
I know smoothies are totally cliche, but they are the best for those on-the-go. Chocolate smoothie are my favorite because well, chocolate. To make a super-easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie, all you need to do is add about a cup of almond milk to your blender, a tbsp or 2 of cocoa powder, 1-3 bananas, a couple tablespoons of peanut butter and an optional tbsp of chia seeds or 1/4 cup oats, and you have yourself the most delicious, filling, and simple breakfast that you can sip on all morning.
4. Apple and Yogurt Parfait
I discovered this breakfast on accident once. I desperately needed to go to the grocery store, but just didn’t have time, and all I had in my fridge one morning was some coconut yogurt and an apple. I usually don’t recommend being short on food when you’re on a vegan diet, but in this case, it really came in handy because I am obsessed with this breakfast now. Just add 1/2-3/4 Cup vegan yogurt of choice (I love the coconut yogurt by So Delicious, but there are a bunch of vegans yogurts on the market-I recommend plain or vanilla of this particular breakfast), one chopped apple, and some granola and/or mulberries. I love how easy and portable this breakfast is. Lots of breakfasts are dependent on banana (the obsession is real), but for all you banana haters out there, here’s one for you!
5. Chocolate Overnight Oats
Matthew and I had these overnight oats for breakfast every single morning for 3 months. No joke. This is the easiest recipe on earth, and takes about 10 minutes to make (if you don’t count letting it sit in the fridge overnight). All you need for this recipe is 1 cup of almond milk, 3/4 cup oats, one mashed banana, 2 tbsp cocoa powder, and a little bit of liquid sweetener. Combine those ingredients to a bowl and let it sit in the fridge overnight.
The next morning, remove from fridge and microwave (optional), add toppings, and you are good to go (BTW, this recipe serves 2…or one. Breakfast is super important so I’d never judge you for packing in the calories early). This is actually my favorite breakfast in the bunch because I am in love with oatmeal. I make it all the time, and some mornings, I don’t have the 15 minutes to make it, and overnight oats take a fraction of the time and make me feel so energized and amazing in the morning!
It doesn’t get any easier than these breakfasts. I hope that I can show you that vegans breakfasts don’t have to be complicated, and it is so easy to eat healthy no matter how busy you are!
Let me know if you like these types of posts, and if you want me to share more “What I Eat in a Day” videos, let me know as well because I love showing how easy it is to be vegan.
What is your go-to breakfast?
Mine is all of the above. Oh, and my Chocolate Peanut Butter Nice Cream.