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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

plant-based breakfast ideas

Hi, friends! It is crazy to think that the last time I wrote a post was before corona craziness. I was on Long Island with no idea what would transpire only a few weeks later. Now, here we are… months later, with a half-opened country. Crazy times. 


Anyway, happy summer! I don’t know where you live, but where I am in the Northeast we have had the most gorgeous and hot weather. We tend to be prone to quite a bit of rain, but this summer, we have lucked out. We deserve it after being cooped up for months! 


Today I thought I’d share with you some of my easy, go-to, plant-based breakfast meals that I eat in rotation every week. I am a big believer of fruit in the morning so that’s always the focal point of my recipes. 



Banana Blueberry Protein Smoothie 

This is my current favorite at the moment. It is SO good. 


1-2 (depending on the day) *frozen bananas

3/4 cup *frozen blueberries 

1 scoop **Vega Chocolate Plant-based protein powder 

1 handful spinach 

Sprinkle of chia seeds 

Sprinkle of hemp seeds 

Dash of almond milk

Water  


*I prefer using frozen bananas as I think they give the smoothie a great texture, same goes with blueberries 

**You can use whatever protein you like, but Vega is my go-to brand and I think chocolate tastes the best in this smoothie 



Coconut Oatmeal topped with Pineapple 

I am a huge coconut lover. I wouldn’t normally think to put pineapple on oatmeal, but actually got this idea from a hotel I stayed at in Denver, CO a few years ago.

1 pouch of Nature’s Path Qía Superfood Creamy Coconut Instant Oatmeal 

1-1/2 cups chopped fresh pineapple 


Voilà—easy, peasy, done! 


Oatmeal Topped with Berries and Walnuts 

Nothing fancy or complicated about this, just a good ol’ bowl of oatmeal with berries topped with some healthy fat.


1 packet of Glutenfreeda Instant Oatmeal

Mixture of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries (or whatever I have on hand)

1-2 tablespoons of chopped walnuts

Lots of cinnamon 



Enjoy!

XX, Laura