If you’re trying to add more plant-based meals to your diet, it’s important to start with breakfast. It can be challenging to get a healthy and balanced morning meal, but these delicious breakfast recipes can help you start the day off right. The meals are packed with flavor, take just minutes to make, and you can even make a few meals the night before to avoid meal prep in the morning.
1. Loaded Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
This hearty and delicious breakfast bowl is a great way to start the day. The quinoa serves as the base of the bowl and mixing cinnamon, salt, maple syrup, and almond milk with the quinoa adds flavor and makes the meal more satisfying. Top the quinoa with fresh berries, walnuts, almonds, and pumpkin seeds for a breakfast that is filled with color, texture, flavor, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. To add tropical flavor to the bowl, add ingredients like diced pineapple and shredded coconut for even more nutritional benefits. You’ll feel energized at the start of the day and have the brainpower to complete important morning tasks. Quinoa and nuts are also high in protein, so this breakfast bowl can keep you full until lunch.
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3. Avocado Fruit Salad with Tangerine Vinaigrette
Avocado is great for breakfast because it’s filled with vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats that boost the function of your brain and help you get a great start to your day. Combine sliced avocado with mango, blueberries, raspberries, and almonds for a sweet salad with a satisfying crunch. Top this breakfast treat with tangerine vinaigrette dressing for a sweet and tangy finishing touch to this tasty morning meal.
4. Apple Pie Steel-Cut Oatmeal
You can prepare this delicious breakfast the night before by soaking steel-cut oats in a mason jar with your favorite plant-based milk. Or, you can prepare the oats in the slow cooker so you can get dressed and prepare for the day while your breakfast is cooking. Cooking the oatmeal with cinnamon and sugar, and adding sliced apples and a dash of cinnamon on top makes this hearty breakfast taste a lot like apple pie. Oats are a heart-healthy option for breakfast, and apples are a healthy source of vitamin C and pectin to aid in digestion and keep you full for hours.
5. Banana Nut Bread
Few things are more satisfying in the morning than a slice of banana nut bread for breakfast. This plant-based bread calls for silken tofu instead of milk, and walnuts complement the sweet taste of bananas. This delicious breakfast bread is a great source of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and potassium. You can enjoy the bread with a nutritious kale smoothie or enjoy it with a side of fresh fruit whether you’ve got a few extra minutes to enjoy breakfast with the family or you’re taking your breakfast to go. Since you’ll have a whole loaf of banana bread, you can save some for the next day or enjoy it as an afternoon snack.
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