My favourite time of the day is definitely mornings! I’m aways excited to get up and start the day with a good vegan breakfast idea and a strong cup of coffee.☕️
When I turned vegan 2 years ago, however, I had to abandon my go-to breakfast options of scrambled eggs and breakfast bars. I had to become inventive and find vegan breakfast ideas, that were also high in protein. 🍓🥣
I can proudly say I feel I have mastered the art of a good vegan breakfast and I’m here to share it with you! 🥑
Here are four easy vegan and high protein breakfast ideas! 🥐
The (Brown) Bread Toastie
Option one: Make a sandwich consisting of 2 slices of brown bread, 1/4 avocado sliced, a few slices of extra firm tofu and 2-3 green olives sliced. Spread marmite and margarine on the bread before adding the filling ingredients. If you want, you can also add vegan cream cheese and/or one vegan ham slice. For those of us who enjoy spicy food, we can sprinkle some chilly flakes, too.
Option two: Simple banana toast with a slice of brown bread, 1 tsp of peanut butter (or nut butter of choice), mashed half a banana, dash of cinnamon on top and a drizzle of maple syrup (or vegan alternative). 🍌
Option three: The famous avocado toast minus the egg. Consists of one slice brown bread, spread some marmite, then add mashed half an avocado, drizzle of olive oil, salt & pepper and you’re good to go. If you want, you can add some chopped extra firm tofu for the extra protein and chopped tomato cubes.
Option four: My British readers will know this all too well! 😂 Brown toast with baked beans on top. I like to add half an avocado sliced and some salt & pepper.
The Old-fashioned Porridge
Easy version: Add 40g instant oats in a microwave-safe bowl, pour water as per pack instructions and microwave it for 2 minutes or as it says on the pack. Add berries of choice or jam (I like either blueberries or strawberry jam), a teaspoon of peanut butter or other nut butter of choice (or my latest love tahini), dash of cinnamon and brown sugar/maple syrup or sweetener of your choice.
Bougie version: Add 40g old fashioned oats in a pot with water as per pack instructions and cook until porridge is ready. Add chopped half a banana and half an apple, a handful of chopped or whole nuts or 2 tablespoons of ready made nutmix (I make my own mix of hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts, almonds, shredded coconut and pumpkin seeds loosely chopped in a jar which also serve as a snack), 1-2 tablespoons of chia seeds for extra protein and if needed sugar or syrup of choice. Lastly, a dash of pumpkin spice mix.
Savoury version: Make a bowl of porridge as usual either on the stove or in the microwave. When it’s ready add chopped half an avocado, chopped tofu, 1-2tbsp sesame seeds, 1tsp marmite and a bit of salt. The perfect savoury vegan and high-protein breakfast! 🙌🏽
The Ready Made
For the days I want a quick but tasty breakfast, but don’t really want to cook, I usually turn to ready made vegan choices from the super market. A lot of them have vegan pastry alternatives, so I either go with vegan croissants, vegan jam donuts or the old and loved fruit loaf. Add a banana or an apple to the mix and a bit of vegan yoghurt and you have a quick vegan brekkie. 😇 An example of my go-to easy breakfast idea:
A vegan croissant with a tsp of strawberry jam, 200g of vegan yoghurt mixed with a tsp of nut butter or tahini, and one apple or one small banana or 4-5 medium sized strawberries.
The Naughty Breakfast
There are days we all want an extra something-something for breakfast and we don’t feel like having our usual healthy breakfast. This could be a lazy Sunday morning or a celebration like birthdays or anniversaries. For these mornings, I suggest the following two breakfast ideas:
- A large piece of vegan chocolate brownies (easy recipe here) and a strong cup of coffee.
- These easy 2-ingredient waffles: If you have a waffle maker you can make easy peasy waffles in a few minutes with only two ingredients. You’ll obvi need a waffle maker for this one OR you could make pancakes instead. All you need is 1.5 cup of self raising flour (white or brown) and 1 cup of orange or squash of choice diluted with water as per instructions. Mix these two ingredients until the mix has a double cream consistency. (Add a bit more squash or flour to the mix as you see fit.) Make waffles according to your waffle maker instructions. Serve with fresh fruit and maple syrup or other vegan alternative! 🧇🍯
There you have it, four amazing easy vegan beakfast ideas, that are also high in protein! Did you like them? Will you try any of them?? Tell me in the comments!!
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Disclaimer: These breakfast recipes and ideas are my personal preferences and thoughts. I am not a nutritionist or dietitian; please consult a professional if you have health issues and need to be on a special diet. Also, vegan diet can lack certain vitamins, so I recommend you do your own research before going full on vegan. You might want to read this post on why veganism is the future.