Vegan Breakfast In a Pinch

Does breakfast slip through the cracks in your morning routine? 

You’re buzzing around trying to get ready for your day and to work on time — and if you are a parent, you have a thousand other things to do, as well!

It can be quite difficult to fit in a healthy breakfast in the morning.  Starting off your day with a quick, healthy meal is absolutely possible, and I’m going to share five of my favorite quick, healthy breakfasts with you.  Enjoy!

avocado toast

It really is that simple. A slice of Ezekiel bread (or a gluten-free option) with smashed avocado can be ready in 2 minutes or less. When I’m feeling like an extra dose of flavor, I like to use guacamole instead.  

vegan smoothie bowl

Craving something cool in the mornings? A green smoothie bowl (or a simple green smoothie) can quench your craving and add a punch of energy to your morning. Start off with a cup or two of leafy greens and add in a fruit or two.  Using coconut water as the liquid adds even more flavor.  For a creamy texture, you can throw in some avocado, as well.  Play with your recipes and find one that works for you.  To enjoy as a bowl, toss some cut up fruit, nuts, or seeds on top. 

overnight oats

Overnight oats are made the night before and are ready to enjoy right out of the fridge. Using a small mason jar, add 1/2 cup of almond or coconut milk, 2 tablespoons of nut butter of your choice, 1 tablespoon of chia seeds and 1/2 cup of rolled oats (gluten-free preferred) last. Add in any other toppings of your choice — banana is a great option. Mix together in jar, cover with lid and leave in refrigerator overnight.  

vegan breakfast salad

You may not think of having a salad first thing in the morning, but forget tradition… a salad can make for a fabulous & quick breakfast. With a base of leafy greens, a couple of veggie toppings such as tomato, cucumber, and avocado, a vegan protein like chickpeas, tofu, or tempeh — and a drizzle of olive oil and lemon juice — you could have breakfast whipped up in 5 minutes or less. 

apple and nut butter

Quick, easy and delicious! Cut up an apple and enjoy with your favorite nut butter. You can also get creative and use other fruits and add in raisins or granola.