There’s a reason they say “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Starting your day on the right foot is vital to improving your concentration and mood, and what better way to do that than by chowing on nutritious and wholesome veggie goodness? With plant-based diets offering endless health benefits and vegan recipes that are packed with yumminess and plenty of nutritional value, feeling energised throughout the day has never been easier.
Here are a few vegan recipes that will help you rise and shine:
Healthy Almond Milk Crêpes – Nutriciously
This classic French recipe has a bit of a twist with this vegan alternative. It’s also great for anyone looking to control their blood sugar levels and is the perfect “sweet treat” to help get your day started.
- 1 ½ cup whole wheat flour (180 g)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 ½ cups almond milk, unsweetened (360 ml)
- 1 tbsp applesauce, unsweetened
- 1 tsp lime zest
- Pinch of salt
Add all the ingredients to the blender until smooth, ensuring that there are no lumps. Let the batter rest for 5 minutes before adding it to a warm pan. Alternatively, you can whisk the ingredients together until they’re smooth. Add your choice of toppings.
Vegan sausage breakfast skillet – Running on Real Food
Add a little something meaty to your breakfast with this protein-packed skillet. This ingenious recipe includes tons of spices and veggies to fuel you for your day.
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1 cup diced zucchini
- 1/2 cup onion, red or white
- 1/2 cup chopped green onion
- handful of fresh chopped cilantro
- 1/2 a red pepper, diced
- 1 sliced vegan sausage such as Field Roast
- 1 tsp each garlic powder and chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin and paprika
- salt and pepper, to taste
- avocado and salsa, for the topping
Add everything to a skillet and starting cooking over medium heat! Make sure that the veggies have soften before taking it off the heat and adding your toppings.
Vegan Avocado Tofu Toast – Radiant Rachels
While there’s no denying the incredible and delicious power of a simple avo on toast, sometimes you need to add a bit of je ne sais quoi. This delicious vegan recipe includes protein-packed tofu, providing a satisfying and affordable breakfast meal.
- Extra-firm tofu, sliced ½ inch thick
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- Salt & Pepper
- Bread – anything you enjoy eating
- Salt & Pepper
Simple and easy. Drain the tofu and pat it dry before rubbing in the turmeric, salt and pepper. Add a splash of olive oil to a medium-heat pan and add the tofu slices. Once done, add the rest of the ingredients to your favourite slices of bread.
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