Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Without a nutritious breakfast, it’s easy to fall into a mid-afternoon slump. A vegan lifestyle may seem to be a restriction regarding your breakfast options.
While a classic “eggs and toast” is out of the picture, there are plenty of ways you can have a fulfilling start to the day. If you’re looking for easy and delicious inspiration for your next morning bite here are 6 tasty breakfast alternatives that are nutritious and vegan-friendly:
1. Easy Avocado & Toast
You can’t go wrong with a simple avocado and toast. If you’re missing having butter on your morning toast, the smooth, butter-like texture of avocado is a yummy alternative. Avocados are also a great source of monounsaturated fats, fibre, vitamin C and other healthy vitamins and minerals.
2. Packed Acai Bowls
Acai bowls are renowned for their vast health benefits. Unlike other health food trends, acai bowls live up to their reputation. A typical acai bowl is full of fresh fruit, nuts, seeds and almond that are all high in nutrients. This means you’ll be able to get your daily dose of anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, fibre, protein and healthy fats from just one serving.
3. Sweet Potato Toast
Sweet potatoes are already a delicious option for those who want to enjoy potato dishes without the starchiness carb-load of regular white potatoes. However, the latest trend with sweet potatoes is using the vegetable as an alternative to toast. When sliced thinly enough you can cook your sweet potato in a toaster. Add your favourite toppings from avocados to peanut butter and bananas for a complete, nutritious and vegan-friendly breakfast.
4. Raw Bircher Muesli
A nourishing layered bowl of bircher muesli is a something way to start the day. This nutritious delight is made with rolled oats soaked in almond milk and coconut milk and mixed in with vitamin-packed ingredients activated almonds, mixed berries sultanas and topped with more fruits and coconut flakes. Aside from being a vegan-friendly breakfast option it’s also completely refined sugar free with its sweetness coming from natural sources like agave and maple syrup.
5. Gluten-Free Bread
Typically, bread is filled with refined sugars and loaded with carbs that can easily contribute to a midday sugar crash. However, the gluten-free and vegan-friendly option swaps out refined flour and sugar with natural sweeteners and whole wheat flour. Aside from a simple whole wheat loaf, vegan breads also come in a variety of flavours from sweet banana and carrot bread to savoury pumpkin bread and zucchini and cranberry bread. There’s plenty of alternative ways to have your fill of toast that will keep your energy levels soaring throughout the day.
6. Fruity Chia Pudding
Along with acai bowls, chia puddings are another nutritious trend that lives up to the health craze. Chia is a renowned superfood, rich in fibre and protein as well as a vital plant-based source for omega-3 fatty acids. Combine your chia pudding with tasty seasonal fruits for the powerful and colourful way to start the day.
7. Home Made Porridge
For those chilly, winter mornings you can’t go wrong with a hearty, warm bowl of homemade porridge. Dairy milk is substituted with almond mylk and can be topped with fresh banana, cinnamon and cardamom to create a wholesome meal that sure to keep you warm throughout the day.
Looking for more healthy breakfast options on the go? At Home Juice we offer a variety of nutritious bircher muesli, chia puddings, smoothie bowls, organic coffees and refreshing cold-pressed juices to kickstart your day. Visit our flagship store or view our range online and have your very own healthy breakfast order delivered or ready to fit in your busy schedule.