4 Easy Vegan Breakfast Ideas

Every meal is equally important, so you can forget that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” mantra that has become so popular. Proper fuel is required throughout the day to keep you energised and nourished, however studies show that those who skip breakfast tend to form other poor eating habits, and are more likely to have difficulty loosing or maintaining a healthy weight. Breakfast is also extremely important for those of you who are active in the mornings. Our cortisol levels are highest in the morning, and can be even more so after strenuous exercise, so proper nourishment is crucial at this time, particularly for already-stressed individuals (often the ones to pass on breakfast, unfortunately). Often when we try to fit a lot in before we head out the door, we are quick to let our breakfast game slip in the name of “saving time”. Let this not be the case with these four simple brekky ideas you can pre-prepare and rotate throughout your week (or simply stick to one!). In fact, if you are a chronic breakfast skipper, I want you to commit to breakfast every day this week. After the 7 days, assess your energy levels, digestion and appetite (particularly toward the end of the day). I am confident you will notice positive changes!

 

Easy Oat Breakfast Muffin

Serves 1

 Method:

  • Preheat oven to 170 C fan-forced.
  • Blend all ingredients (except berries and tahini) together in a blender.
  • Grease a small-medium ramekin with coconut oil.
  • Scoop out with a spatula and fill the ramekin up halfway. Sprinkle with berries and a drizzle of tahini.
  • Pile the other half of the batter on top add another berry or two for decoration (optional) and place in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • If not eating immediately, store in the refrigerator. Make one or several, to keep in the fridge for the week!

 muffin

Crunchy Coconut Chia Pudding

Serves 1

Method: 

  • Place all dry ingredients into a tupperware or jar and mix to combine.
  • Pour nut milk and maple syrup in, and stir well.
  • Cover and allow to soak in the fridge overnight or for several hours (until it forms a pudding-like texture)Once ready, add fresh fruit and head out the door!

 chia pudding

Basic Bircher

Serves 1

 Method

  • Soak all ingredients overnight in a jar or tupperware.
  • Stir well before consuming. Feel free to add fresh berries and/or cinnamon.

 bircher

Sunshine Smoothie

Serves 1

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup frozen mango
  • 1 large handful fresh spinach
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 cm sliced ginger (optional)
  • 2-3 tbsp granola (for serving, optional)

 Method

  1. Blend all ingredients together the night before.
  2. Place in a large jar in the fridge, and take with you the following morning.
  3. Sprinkle with granola when consuming, if desired.

 smoothie