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TELL VT: What's Your Power Breakfast?

TELL VT: What's Your Power Breakfast?


We want to know: What’s your favorite breakfast that keeps you going until lunchtime? We love the Quinoa-Rice Granola, pictured above. Share your answer below and see what others have to say. Our favorite responses will be published in the next issue of Vegetarian Times.


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I love Food for Life's cinnamon raisin sprouted whole grain English muffins. They're especially tasty toasted with a spear of melted coconut oil. I also have a banana, apple, or pear and some green tea with soy milk:)

This may sound crazy, but I really love a little bowl of noodles for breakfast. I started eating noodles for breakfast while I lived in Asia and you could buy them on the streets fresh and hot on the way to work. I still enjoy them every once in a while.

A blueberry smoothie. The ingredients are almond or soy milk, a BIG handful of spinach, frozen blueberries, a scoop of plant-based protein powder, and a banana...that's it. Put all in the blender and blend until smooth. A purple power house to get me through until lunchtime!

Steel-cut oatmeal topped with almond milk, toasted almonds, and whatever fruit looks good in my fruit bowl! (Lately, that means a nectarine or two cut into bite-size chunks.) No need for sweetener when you have fruit.

A super simple brown rice bowl: brown rice, tahini, peanut butter, and a handful of different nuts and seeds. Yum!

It's unconventional, but I eat a plate of veggies for breakfast: a cooked beet, a few small roasted carrots and potatoes, half a fresh bell pepper, a fresh mushroom, some fresh cherry tomatoes, and a couple pieces of plain baked tofu. I have a small fruit-and-tofu smoothie with it. I make a week's worth of everything at once so I can just pull out all the pieces each morning. Super-fast, and super-healthy!

Egg whites, tomato, feta and spinach. Place egg whites in mug or microwave bowl, heat until almost set...then add the rest. I also add a dash of hot sauce...enjoy!

My favorite breakfast is Whole Grain Shredded Wheat with Almond Milk, Strawberries, Blueberries and Pineapple.

I eat a fattening breakfast, but it keeps me going until well in the early afternoon and away from the donuts and bagels. A half cup of steel cut oats(I make a big, batch of it on Sunday), a little coconut milk, a sliced banana, 1 oz. mixed, unsalted, unroasted nuts and half oz of 70% cocoa chocolate.

Juice from our juicer - I usually do not feel like eating in the morning so this is a great way to get in my vegetables for the day!

Tofu scramble. The bom. Tofu heated up with olive oil and a little Tamari in a skillet. Peppers, onion, mushrooms and spinach. Seasoned with garlic and pepper to taste. Sometimes broccoli.

My all-time favorite meal of the day! I try to start the day out healthy: greek yogurt, or cottage cheese and fruit. But I can't help grabbing a nice buttery croissant every now and then.

muesli + yoghurt and a full bowl of 2-3 assorted fruits. A glass of milk

My favorite smoothie: Coffee-Cinnamon Put 1 ½ c frozen papaya, 1 c chilled coffee, ½ brick silken tofu, 1 T honey, and cinnamon to taste in the blender and blend until smooth. Sometimes I add a bit of cream or milk. Delish!!

I pile strawberries and blueberries on baby spinach and top with shredded coconut and toasted almonds. Fruit makes me happy, and that's the best energy!

My favorite summer breakfast is a bowl of uncooked regular oats (use thick-cut if you can find them) mixed with slivered almonds, raisins, a dash of cinnamon and unsweetened vanilla almond milk. The raisins and cinnamon sweeten it up a tad and the oats and milk are wonderfully fresh tasting!

I make omelette with eggwhites and add saute onions, red, yellow and orange peppers, mushrooms, spinach and feta cheese. Delicious!

I love a banana smeared with natural peanut butter, either smooth or crunchy. Easy and delicous!

I make a big ol' smoothie - greek yogurt, almond milk, assorted frozen berries, banana, flax seed, protein powder, and a handful of whatever leafy greens I have on hand. So tasty!

I start with toasted Ezekiel bread with butter, Vegemite, and sliced avocado. Then I have a small bowl of thawing (but still icy) frozen blueberries and pineapple.

Your Morning Glory muffins from "Everything Vegan." I did a review and free step-by-step tutorial on my blog about them.

I add a frozen banana, almond milk, fruit (pitted cherries are my addiction right now), and a dollop of almond butter to my blender, and I have a fast, easy, filling breakfast that I can enjoy on the way to work!

I make quinoa porridge with soy milk, then when cooked I add fruit (usually peaches in juice) and reheat then I mix in coconut oil & LSA ... Very filling ... Mmmmm I can't wait for breakfast :-)

My husband thought I was crazy until he tried this...I like savory oatmeal. I cook "coaches oats" with a dash of Italian seasonings, smokey paprika, black pepper, and some crumbled vegi sausage. When its done cooking I stir in some seeds or nuts and sometimes a sprinkle of grated Parmesan. I don't like sweet breakfasts, and this gives me a way to have a healthy savory breakfast without stopping at the bagel shop!

This breakfast may be high in sodium and carbs, but it really keeps me full for a long time. I love a toasted bagel (I prefer jalapeno or sun-dried tomato) served open face with a smear of low fat vegi cream cheese, fresh sliced tomato and cucumber, and a sprinkle of fresh parsley. Sometimes I throw in a dash of lemon pepper.

My power smoothie: frozen blueberries, banana, hemp hearts, chia seeds, ground flax, oatmeal, almond milk and cinnamon. It never disappoints!

Always a tall, hot glass of tea and usually some mixed nuts and berries w/ bananas in a lil' coconut milk. Or half a melon.

1 cup nf, non flavoured organic yogourt....2-3 tbsp of my mixed seeds: chia, flax and hemp....1 cup of frozen mixed berries...1/2 c almond milk...some real vanilla and splenda...touch of cinnamon...the extra almond milk helps the chia to expand as they sit...awesome breakfast and keeps me full for a good 3 hrs and eaten after a gruelling morning workout.(my pre morning workout is a protein drink and a few cups of coffee)

Plain yogurt with berries or oatmeal with dried fruit & nuts. I take them to work in an 8 oz. jelly jar which makes both wonderfully portable. For the oatmeal, I remove the metal lid, fill with water and pop in the microwave for 2 minutes. Oh, and tea. I can't start my day without a good cup of tea.

My green juice! I find I don't need lunch until the late afternoon after a big green juice in the morning. This requires a juicer; I use the Nutribullet juicer but I'm sure they are all fine. Handful of spinach and kale Leaves from 3-4 cilantro sprigs 1/2 banana 5-6 blueberries 1 tsp flax seeds 1/2 scoop veggie protein powder I adjust this depending on what greens and fruit I have on hand; it all goes in the juicer.

My favorite breakfast is a piece of rye toast with homemade hummus. I sprinkle it with turmeric and cayenne pepper. Along with that, I have a banana and coffee.

Oatmeal w/dried & fresh fruit, toasted nuts, chia seeds, and coconut milk. Of course I can't forget a large mug of English Breakfast tea with coconut milk. Karyn

Apple bowl...a bowl of plain, organic yogurt with an organic apple cut into bite-sized pieces, flavored with a little pure maple syrup. I add a couple of tablespoons of sunflower seeds, walnut pieces, flax seed, ground cinnamon and ground ginger. Not only is the ginger good for you, I love the little bit of heat it adds.

I make a fruit/veggie/soy milk/tea smoothie to start my day. Basics are (all organic) a banana, a carrot, kale, unsweetened soy milk and some iced tea. The rest is dependent on what I have/what's in season. I like grapes, apples, berries, kiwis are good, and I add fresh ginger for a zing sometimes, or some peanut butter or tofu if I want a blast of protein. I eat breakfast before 7 AM, and lunch isn't until 12:30, and this lasts me all morning.

After making coffee, I microwave a big bowl of old fashioned oats with sliced bananas, frozen strawberries, and a healthy sprinkle of flaxseed meal and then top the oatmeal with a big spoonful of crunchy nut butter and more sliced (fresh) strawberries and bananas before eating. The coffee is very important!


The photo reminds me of the guy that ate twicks etc., in the 60s doing a Grape Nuts commercial.

Every morning, I have juice that I make with my juicer - kale, parsley, cucumber, apples, lemon, and ginger. After I finish, I eat a soy yogurt. This usually fills me up until dinner time!

When I was a child, oatmeal was considered a form of cruel and unusual punishment. As an adult, I have grown to love it in many forms, but scars run deep and I have yet to enjoy it cooked as a porridge. So, with a 1/4cup of uncooked oats, (English or Irish), chia seeds, raw cocoa powder, and coconut oil as a base, I will add my "treats". Dried unsweetened figs, dates or cherries, chopped almonds, or a bit of blackstrap molasses or grade b pure Vermont maple syrup.

I make a loaf of paleo banana bread on Sunday and eat a slice with an apple and a cup of green tea every morning. It's gluten-free and has no added sweetener getting all its sweetness from the bananas. It's very satisfying and keeps me full till lumnch.

Natto over brown rice with Asian mustard and tamari -- YUM!

I love Yogi Perfect Energy tea in vanilla spice. I warm the water, I don't boil it. Then I add half a scoop of Raw Meal from Garden of Life also vanilla flavored. I also add a spoonful of maca and spirulina. Then, I make myself a smoothie with cashews, frozen bananas, water, another half scoop of Raw Meal, and then I add whatever else I want. Yesterday it was acai powder, today it was more spirulina. Sometimes I also add cacao powder.

Kale smoothie! Kale, pear, half a banana, hemp seeds, rice milk, lemon juice - often also a raw red beet.

Dates are the perfect break-fast historically for thousands of years. They have more antioxidant polyphenols than blueberries, more potassium than bananas and only 20 calories each. Take them on the go, add them to smoothies or top your cereal. Natures sweet taste fresh organic fruit.

I think my favorite power-house breakfast is a wild-rice porridge I first had at the Atlas Bistro in Detroit. Wild black rice cooked in cream (or your favorite non-dairy milk) with dried fruits and toasted nuts, and I add local honey. Absolutely scrumptious, healthy, and...sticks to my ribs! A close second is my tried and true (local farmer's) egg in a nest (hearty bread toasted with the egg in a hole in the bread on the skillet with a little oil or butter) with a side of lightly sauteed kale & Swiss chard....and avocado or fresh fruit with a squeeze of lemon or lime.

Steel-cut oats. I cook them overnight in my slow-cooker so my breakfast is ready. Toss in a handful of dried fruit and nuts, I'm good to go!

English muffin with Nutella

A smoothie loaded with great stuff that you would eat at breakfast, lunch, & dinner - Rice protein powder, chia seeds, flax seed, oatmeal, yogurt, almond milk, a date, kale, spinach, cabbage, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries. Very filling and energizing!

This is where the magic happens: Half of an avocado mashed and blended smooth and creamy with your form. Then add into that bliss some organic granola, flax seeds, a bit of honey. Spread that on some Ezekial bread and voiallaaaa - Happiness and tons of energy!!!!

Porridge made with milk, honey and yoghurt. Helps me to have energy for work and running.