Avocado on toast

One of the easiest breakfasts you can make and such a good source of healthy fats from the avocado. This can easily be paired with wholegrain toast or a bagel.

Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit and spoon the avocado into a small bowl. Mash the avocado with salt + pepper and add to your toast. I like to add a sprinkle of sesame seeds + nutritional yeast to mine for the added calcium and B12 and it tastes amazing.

And even though it seems a bit of a weird combination, Marmite goes so well with avocado on toast – don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!

Avocado on toast
Vegan egg yolk mixture

If you’re a vegan who’s been missing the taste of eggs, this is going to be one of your new favourite recipes! Without fail, I make a batch of this every week, it’s probably my favourite breakfast recipe I’ve ever created.

I was inspired when I saw a few bloggers creating vegan eggs with pumpkin puree, but you can’t get that in the UK, and I wanted to make my own oil-free version of dippy eggs. I swear this egg mixture actually tastes like how I remember egg yolk tasting, it’s insane! I usually have this topped on toast, but lately I’ve also been using this mixture as a dressing for lunch bowls to mix things up.

Vegan egg yolk mixture

Start by peeling and chopping around 2 sweet potatoes – you can use more for a bigger batch but only increase the other ingredients slightly. Add them to boiling water until they’re soft and slightly falling apart. Transfer them to a blender with 1 tbsp corn flour, around 1/2 tsp black salt, 3 tbsp nutritional yeast, a dash of black pepper and 1 cup water.

With this recipe I recommend that you add each ingredient in gradually, as you can easily mess up the whole mixture by adding too much black salt or water. Add the water into the blender gradually so you can control how thick you’d like your mixture.

Once you’ve blended all the mixture together, you can keep it in an air tight container for around 5-7 days. It’s easy to reheat in the microwave, I recommend heating for 30 seconds, give it a mix, then heat for another 30 seconds.

If you do end up making this vegan egg yolk mixture, please let me know how it went for you, I’m so excited for other people to experience this vegan black magic!

Overnight oats

Overnight oats are so versatile, you can make it so many delicious ways. Small mason jars are perfect for overnight oats, so if you don’t have a lot of time in the mornings and you want to grab your breakfast and go, then I definitely recommend investing in some of these small mason jars.

overnight oats

A helpful nutrition tip for overnight oats is to add either 1 tbsp of milled flaxseed or 1 tbsp chia seeds. 1 tbsp of flaxseed is 100% of your daily recommended omega 3 so I like to add this to my overnight oats or smoothies in the mornings.

A few overnight oats ideas are:

Chocolate snickers – (1/4 cup oats, 1/4 cup plant milk, 1 tbsp ground flaxseed or chia seeds, 1 tbsp cacao powder, 1/2 tbsp peanut butter, 1 tbsp agave syrup/1-2 blended medjool date, 1 tbsp cinnamon)

Vanilla berry – (1/4 cup oats, 1/4 cup plant milk, 1 tbsp ground flaxseed or chia seeds, 3 tbsp Alpro Vanilla Yogurt, 1 handful of blueberries/raspberries)

Strawberries + cream – (1/4 cup oats, 1/4 cup coconut milk, 1 tbsp ground flaxseed or chia seeds, 1 tbsp Alpro Vanilla Yogurt, 1 tbsp agave syrup/1-2 blended medjool dates, handful of strawberries)

Cookie dough – (1/4 cup oats, 1/4 cup plant milk, 1 tbsp ground flaxseed or chia seeds, 1 tbsp Alpro Vanilla Yogurt, 1 tbsp cashew butter, 1-2 tbsp dairy free chocolate chips)

Cinnamon bun – (1/4 cup oats, 1/4 cup plant milk, 1 tbsp ground flaxseed or chia seeds, 1 tbsp agave syrup/1-2 blended medjool date, 1 tbsp cinnamon, 3 tbsp Alpro Vanilla Yogurt)

berry smoothie

All berries are healthy for you and packed with antioxidants, so having a berry smoothie to start your day is one of the healthiest breakfasts you could have.

I love the taste of blueberries, raspberries + strawberries so I try to keep my berry smoothies simple. Add whatever berries you want, some plant milk or coconut milk, 1 tbsp ground flaxseed for your daily dose of omega 3 and that’s it!

Berry smoothie
Breakfast burrito with tofu scramble, tomato, avocado + black beans

Add a block of silken tofu to a hot pan and break it into small pieces with a fork. Sprinkle 1/2 tbsp turmeric, black pepper, a pinch black salt + 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce onto your tofu and stir for 2-3 minutes while the tofu heats up.

Cook your black beans and transfer the beans + tofu scramble onto warm wholegrain tacos. You can decorate with avocado slices, tomato, vegan cheese, red onion, ect.

And add a splash of tabasco sauce if you want to add some spice!

Fruit smoothie bowl

A simple yet healthy breakfast. You could use fresh or frozen fruits such as bananas, kiwi, pineapple, mango, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries…you get the idea. And pair them with a yummy dairy free yogurt like Alpro Vanilla Yogurt, which is a good source of vegan calcium and is full of yogurt cultures (good for anyone with gut issues/IBS). You could also top it with granola, shredded coconut or nuts/seeds!

fruit smoothie bowl
VEGAN BANANA CREPES

5 Ingredients: 3/4 cup oat flour, 1/2 banana, 1 tbsp ground flaxseed, 1 cup plant-based milk, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional but makes the crepes tastier obviously).

Ground 3/4 cup oats in a blender to make oat flour, add the plant milk, banana, ground flaxseed and vanilla extract and mix together (I use my mini Breville blender because its easy peasy but you can also mix it in a bowl). Heat up a frying pan over a medium heat and eyeball about 1/4 cup of the batter into the pan. Wait until it’s almost set, give it a flip and leave them until they start to look nice and golden brown.

Toppings? You could use fruit, yogurt, homemade nutella spread, agave syrup or keep it simple with a sprinkle of sugar and some freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Green smoothie

You can make a green smoothie a million different ways, so it’s best to experiment and see what flavours you like best.

My favourite green smoothie is made with 1/2 cup pineapple (I usually cut up a fresh pineapple and then freeze it ready for smoothies), 1 handful spinach, 1 kiwi, 1/2 lime, 1/4 avocado, 1 tbsp ground flaxseed, 1/2 cup water and sometimes I also like to add 1/2 tsp of spirulina. Spirulina has 2300% more iron than spinach and 300% more calcium than whole cows milk, so I try to sneak it in there for the added nutrients!

You can obviously mix it up and add other ingredients like cucumber, apples, celery or even protein powder depending on your taste preference.

green smoothie
fruit smoothie bowl with dairy free yogurt

A simple yet healthy breakfast. You could use fresh or frozen fruits such as bananas, kiwi, pineapple, mango, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries…you get the idea. And pair them with a yummy dairy free yogurt like Alpro Vanilla Yogurt, which is a good source of vegan calcium and is full of yogurt cultures (good for anyone with gut issues/IBS). You could also top it with granola, shredded coconut or nuts/seeds!

Peanut butter + banana bagel

Whack a bagel in the toaster, slather enough peanut butter on to feed a small village and top with banana slices. DONE.

Peanut butter + banana on a bagel
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