Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day! I often spend many nights in bed thinking about what I’m going to make the next day because there’s so many different and delicious options to choose from – no vegemite toast or sugar coated cereal on my menu! It should be a meal that’s high in fibre to get the digestive system going, packed full of vitamins and mineral to wake your body up and filling enough to sustain you throughout the morning and keep you satisfied until lunch time.
Allow me to share with you 4 very different WFPB breakfast ideas for a range of different occasions - from needing to prepare the night before so you’ve got something to grab before running out the door in the morning, freshly cooked on a midweek morning when you’ve got the time and a special weekend big breakfast cook-up!
Onto the recipes…
STOVETOP BEETROOT OATMEAL:
Packed full of fibre, antioxidants and healthy fats – this is a perfect breakfast for a cold morning!
1 cup rolled oats
¼ cup grated raw beetroot
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup water
¼ cup plant milk
Toppings: feel free to choose any toppings you'd like.
Combine rolled oats, beetroot, chia seeds, milk and water on the stove and stir.
Allow mixture to cook until oats are thick and beetroot is soft.
Transfer to a bowl and top with banana, pumpkin seeds coconut flakes, ground flaxseeds and a small spoonful of almond butter – or feel free to experiment with your own toppings!
SUPER SEED BIRCHER WITH FRESH FRUIT:
Seeds are a great way of getting in a range of minerals and healthy fats. Combine this with some fibre packed oats and fresh fruit and you have a killer breakfast. And the best thing is, its prepped the night before and ready to go in the morning!
½ cup super seed bircher mix
½ cup rolled oats
¼ tsp vanilla essence
¼ cup soy yoghurt
½ cup plant milk
Fresh fruit: strawberries, mango & banana.
Combine all ingredients (except fresh fruit) in a container and stir well.
Put the lid on the container and leave it set in the fridge overnight.
In the morning, top with fresh fruit and enjoy whenever you’re ready for breakfast!
Weekends are for sleeping in and cooking up something special for brunch. This is when I like to cook myself a big plate of scrambled tofu and other vegetables to enjoy while enjoying a relaxing weekend. Tofu is high in protein and the vegetables are good sources of fibre (and a range of essential nutrients), therefore the ultimate combination to fill you up and give you the energy you need to get out and make the most of your weekend!
1 slice whole meal bread
½ cup firm tofu – crumbled
2-3 small mushrooms – cut into cubes
¼ cup zucchini – cut into cubes
¼ cup spring onion – finely chopped
Spices: garlic, turmeric, ginger – a sprinkle of each
In a medium non-stick frypan, add the crumbled tofu, mushrooms, zucchini and spring onions.
Add the spices (and a dash of water if needed to stop sticking).
Cook until vegetables are soft and spices have become fragrant.
Serve on 1 slice of whole meal toast with a side of fresh spinach and tomato.
This is quite possibly the easiest breakfast ever. Spend 2 minutes prepping this before heading to bed in the evening and you’ll be thanking yourself in the morning!
1 cup rolled oats
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 tsp cinnamon
1 – 1½ cups plant milk
Fresh or frozen fruit
In a glass jar or container, combine the oats, chia seeds, cinnamon and plant milk and stir well to combine.
Top with fresh or frozen fruit and seal the lid.
Store in the fridge overnight and enjoy in the morning!
WFPB eating can be as simple or complex as you want. If you love having plain oatmeal every day, go for it. But it’s important to know that there are many healthy, filling and delicious breakfast options out there. This lifestyle and way of eating is definitely not lacking in variety and flavour when it comes to making breakfast!
I hope you enjoyed these recipes!
If you give any of them a try, let me know what you think!