If you’re thinking of reducing your consumption of animal-based products this year, you can easily start by opting for a vegan breakfast!
When choosing a breakfast recipe, it’s ideal to have a source of complex carbohydrates present as fibre (e.g., oats, whole grain bread, berries, bananas), healthy fats (e.g., pumpkin seeds, walnuts, avocados) and protein (e.g., tofu, chia seeds, almonds).
Including minimally processed plant foods in your meals also means that you’re consuming more fibre… so make sure to drink enough water.
The following are three nutritious breakfast ideas to help you start this journey - tofu scramble on toast, chocolatey porridge, and a berry smoothie.
Tofu Scramble on Toast
This is a perfect savoury breakfast, easy, quick, and filling. Tofu is rich in plant protein and contains many nutrients such as calcium and iron.
Tofu scramble may be served with some pan-roasted tomatoes, garlic mushrooms, avocado and greens such as spinach.
Also, instead of bread, you may serve it in a wrap or pita bread!
This breakfast tastes like dessert! Creamy, chocolatey, and sweet.
Cacao powder is highly nutritious especially because it contains polyphenols which are types of antioxidants that have many benefits within the body such as reducing inflammation and improving blood flow.
I usually add toppings such as hazelnuts, coconuts flakes and bananas to chocolate porridge.
Berries are definitely my favourite fruits. I usually purchase frozen blueberries, raspberries, and local strawberries when they’re in season, which typically is from March to May.
Berries are rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, fibre, and they don’t spike up sugar levels. Some of my top berry smoothies are the Blueberry & Banana Breakfast Smoothie, Strawberry Banana Smoothie and the Easy Berry Smoothie.
Tip: When strawberries are in season locally, freeze some to have when they’re out of season which is typically between June and February.
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