Every time a new period starts, I try making a fresh start regarding my lifestyle as well. This means going to the gym more often, attending all lectures and most of all, eating more sustainable and healthier. I find myself struggling to accomplish the latter goal the most, especially when it comes to trying out new vegan breakfast ideas. For me the problem with breakfast is that I am always running late, leaving no time to extensively make breakfast. Meal-prepping my breakfast the night before also never works out for me for some reason. As a result, I seemed to be stuck with my bowl of yoghurt on the go forever (which is definitely not vegan), up until I found some recipes that either take no time to prepare in the morning, or do not feel like a burden preparing the night before. The less time spend on making breakfast, the more time is left to take it easy in the morning. I hope these breakfast ideas might inspire all of you to eat (a vegan and delicious) breakfast every day!
Recipe 1: Instant Chia Pudding – 5 Minutes
- 3/4 cup of a plant based milk of your choice (I often use Almond or oat milk)
- 1/2 cup Chia seeds
- Toppings (cacao, fruits, figs etc.)
- Optional: Maple syrup (or honey) to taste
Put the milk, Chia seeds, Maple syrup and half of the toppings in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the left over toppings to the pudding and enjoy!
Recipe 2: Vegan Breakfast Burrito’s – 30 minutes (I actually eat this for dinner and then use the leftovers to prep for the next morning)
- 2 large tortillas
- Beans of your own choice
- 1 sliced Avocado
- 4 sliced Mushrooms
- 2 cloves Garlic
- 1/4 cup diced red union
- 1/2 diced red pepper
- 1 package of pressed tofu, crumbled
- 1/2 tablespoon cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, garlic powder and turmeric, mixed with 3 tablespoons of water
- Optional: lime juice
Heat a pan and cook the Garlic, red pepper, mushrooms and red onion for about 6 minutes. Add the tofu and the spices and stir everything together until the tofu is heated. It is optional to briefly warm the beans afterwards. Microwave the wraps for about 30 seconds and add the salsa, beans, lettuce, avocado and the tofu mixture. It is optional to add some lime juice. Bon Appetit!
Recipe 3: Vegan Pancakes – 15 minutes (for when you’re in for a real treat)
- 1/2 cup of flour
- 1/2 tablespoon of sugar
- 1 tablespoons of baking powder
- 1/16 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup soymilk
- 1 tablespoon of oil
- Optional: toppings (fruits, maple syrup, etc.)
Heat up the pan. While the pan is heating up, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Add the soymilk and oil to the mixture and mix until smooth. Use a spoon to add equal parts of the mixture to the pan to make 3 to 4 pancakes.