Eating light breakfast in the morning is a great way to transition the body from a fasting state and provide you energy to start off your day. Here is a list of plant-based breakfast options that you can choose from.
Homemade fruit/vegetable smoothie
Drinking fruit/vegetable smoothies is one of the easiest and delicious ways to increase your fruit and vegetable intake. With almost an unlimited amount of possibilities, all you need is a cheap blender, water, and your favorite frozen fruit and vegetables. Seeds (chia/flax), almond milk, and nut butters can be added to smoothies to vary texture and caloric amount.
Very few breakfast options rival the convenience and nutritional value of fruit. Eating fruit for breakfast will not only make you think clearer, it will help you lose weight and stimulate the digestive tract to energize the body.
Oats are a gluten whole grain that is a great source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Studies have shown that eating oatmeal regularly can aid in weight loss, control blood sugar levels, and prevent heart disease. The nutritional value and taste of oatmeal can be enhanced by adding foods such as bananas, blueberries, strawberries, flaxseed, chia seed, almond milk, nuts, nut butters or cinnamon.
100% whole wheat toast with peanut butter and bananas
Not too many foods go together as well as bread, bananas, and peanut butter. This combination provides you with a serving of fruit, whole grains, healthy fats, and protein. With a preparation time of less than 2 minutes, this breakfast idea won’t interfere with your hectic morning routine. Chia seeds can be added as well to increase the nutritional value.
This is a great breakfast meal for those who are used to eating scrambled eggs for breakfast. A tofu scramble provides just as much protein as eggs while being low in fat, sodium, and cholesterol free. Add nutritional yeast, spinach, and tomatoes, to create a cheese flavored plant-based omelete.
Bran cereal with plant-based milk
There are healthy and tasty whole grain cereals to choose from that aren’t filled with sugar and not-so-good ingredients. Eating these high fiber cereals will keep you full throughout the morning. Replacing cow’s milk with non-dairy alternatives (almond milk, cashew milk, soy milk, flax milk, etc.) will eliminate saturated fat and cholesterol while still providing you with a good source of calcium.
Dairy free yogurt
When going plant-based, the number one food most people mourn over is their loss of dairy. Yogurt in particular is sweet, creamy and is a good source of protein and probiotics. Lucky many yogurt companies are releasing yogurt that is dairy free. These yogurts are usually made from soy milk, almond milk, cashew milk, or coconuts.
Golden brown and cripsy on the outside and soft on the inside makes waffles a favor for breakfast. Using food items such a whole wheat flour, organic apple sauce, plant-based milks, and fresh fruit can turn waffles into a nutritional dense breakfast meal.