June 5th, 2019

5 Healthy Vegan Breakfast Ideas

5 Healthy Vegan Breakfast Ideas | Sara du Jour

I loooove breakfast and breakfast foods, but I hardly ever eat it. Most mornings, I wake up, get ready, and fly out the door as quickly as possible. But if it’s a weekend or a day I’m working from home, I love spending a few minutes putting together a beautiful (and super delicious) breakfast to start the day.

While I’m not strictly vegan (or strictly anything), I do try to ensure the majority of my meals are plant-based. Here are a few of my go-to quick and easy breakfast options.

5 Healthy Vegan Breakfast Ideas | Sara du Jour1. Sweet and Savoury Toast

For days I just can’t decide whether I want a sweet or savoury breakfast, I like to have the best of both worlds. (*Starts belting Hannah Montana*)

Toast 1:

-sprouted, whole grain bread
-natural peanut butter with flaxseed
-fresh raspberries
-a drizzle of dark chocolate Nutiva (it’s sort of a healthier, vegan Nutella alternative)
-flaked sea salt

Toast 2:

-sprouted, whole grain bread
-garlic hummus
-cherry tomatoes
-toasted sesame seeds
-a drizzle of fig balsamic glaze
-flaked sea salt

5 Healthy Vegan Breakfast Ideas | Sara du Jour2. Smoothie Bowls

You can put anything you want in a smoothie and top it with absolutely anything, too. If you struggle to eat enough green vegetables, smoothies are a great way to smuggle a large volume of greens into your body without your tastebuds noticing. (Make sure to include mango or pineapple if you’re adding spinach – they completely conceal the flavour.)

On this day I made a berry-banana smoothie with a splash of almond milk, and topped it with natural almond granola, a drizzle of maple syrup, and some sliced fresh strawberries and blueberries. Sometimes I top my smoothie bowls with unsweetened shredded coconut, maca powder, banana slices, chopped nuts, and more.

(These bowls are made from real coconut shells, and are available here.)

5 Healthy Vegan Breakfast Ideas | Sara du Jour3. Avocado Toast

You didn’t think I’d make this post without including avocado toast, did you? I’d have to hand in my Millennial Card!

Avocados are expensive as heck so I don’t eat this as often as I’d like, but when I get to – oooh what a treat. Here’s my favourite version of avocado toast that I make every time. 11/10 highly recommend.

-sprouted whole grain bread
-ripe avocado, smashed with a fork
-a squeeze of lemon juice
-sea salt
-black pepper
-toasted black and white sesame seeds
-crushed red pepper
-sriracha hot sauce

5 Healthy Vegan Breakfast Ideas | Sara du Jour 4. Apple Pie Oatmeal

This is an incredibly hearty vegan breakfast that reeeeally hits the spot, if you’re craving something warm, cozy, and sweet, with all the yummy flavour of apple pie. It may not look spectacular, but I promise you it is.

And as a bonus, oats are incredibly nutritious. They’re a whole grain packed full of important vitamins, minerals, fibre, and antioxidants, and are just about one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat.

I make my “apple pie oatmeal” with:

-plain organic instant oats
-a splash of almond milk
-1 spoonful of natural peanut butter, stirred in
-a drizzle of maple syrup
-1 apple, finely diced and mixed in while the oatmeal is still piping hot
-cinnamon (I add a generous amount because I love apple-cinnamon things)
-maca powder (optional – good for helping to balance hormones)
-flaxseed powder (optional – a great vegan source of omega-3s)

5 Healthy Vegan Breakfast Ideas | Sara du Jour5. Vegan Scrambled “Eggs” (Okay, it’s tofu.)

Scrambled tofu was something I saw making the rounds on Pinterest for a while, and I was pretty skeptical. Then I finally tried it, and it’s amazing! I’m not going to lie to you, it’s not exactly like scrambled eggs. If you were blindfolded and tried both, you’d know the difference. But it’s close enough, and really tasty. Even better – it’s easy to make!

I put it on whole grain toast with some fresh spinach here, but you could just make it as a dish on its own, too.

Throw these ingredients in a pan over medium heat, for a protein-filled start to the day.

-extra firm tofu, drained and crumbled
-a big spoonful of hummus
-turmeric powder
-garlic (optional)
-black pepper
-nutritional yeast

I added some diced red onion afterwards, because I love onion. But that’s totally optional.

5 Healthy Vegan Breakfast Ideas | Sara du Jour

To me, there’s nothing better than a relaxing Saturday morning with a good book and breakfast in bed. Whether it’s oatmeal, some kind of toast, pancakes, or just a feast of fruit, there’s no reason plant-based breakfasts should be sad, bland, or boring. And the best part is they give you the energy you need to hit the gym or conquer the rest of your day – no coffee required!

What’s your favourite breakfast food? Let me know below.

– Sara

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