Simple Plant-Based Breakfast Ideas

by Brenda Garfias-Guzman


Over time, I became more invested in taking better of myself health-wise, and discovered that incorporating more plant-based foods into my eating habits was much easier than I had anticipated! Yes, being plant-based means more greens and fruits into my lifestyle, but by no means am I a vegan (just yet). I've learned that small consistencies transcend into wonderful results when I focus on the bigger picture. I gained a clearer mind (healthy food is the best medicine for the mind as well), a healthier body, and a happier spirit along the way.


I want to share some simple recipes that are easy to make if you're on a time crunch in the mornings that can be taken on the go or eaten in tranquility during a slow morning:


Plant-Based Parfait

Ingredients:

-1 cup of So Delicious Dairy-free unsweetened coconut milk yogurt alternative

-1 tablespoon of chia seeds

-Drizzle of cinnamon

-1/4 cup of coconut shreds

-1/4 cup of blackberries

-1/4 cup of blueberries

-1/2 banana


Instructions:

Mix the dairy-free yogurt with chia seeds in a bowl until the chia seeds expand. Slice bananas and top on the yogurt along with blueberries and blackberries. Sprinkle cinnamon and coconut shreds. Indulge! I love how simple and quick this breakfast is. I feel energized and nourished!



Banana Walnut Oatmeal

Ingredients:

-1/2 cup rolled oats

-1 cup of water OR almond milk

-Drizzles of cinnamon

-1/4 cup of walnuts (or your choice of nuts)

-1 Tablespoon of flaxseeds

-1 Tablespoon of chia seeds


Instructions:

Boil almond milk (can substitute for other plant-based milks or water) in a small pot. Add rolled oats and stir moderately for 5 minutes with a wooden spoon. Add cinnamon as oats begin to expand. I like my oatmeal naturally sweet, so once the oatmeal is done in the pot, I preferably slice a banana, stir in the pot and leave for 2 minutes. Then, I put the oatmeal in a bowl and top it with walnuts, chia seeds and flax seeds for a nutritious kick. Enjoy!


Avocado Toast Breakfast Plate

Ingredients:

-1 to 2 slices of sprouted grain bread (o