Mornings can be...chaotic. Whether you've got kiddos to get up and at 'em, an early Zoom meeting, or a long commute, sometimes "healthy plant-based breakfast" goes unticked on your to-do list. But it doesn't have to be this way. Follow these plant-based breakfast tips to make your morning's a whole lot easier.
5 Plant-Based Breakfast Tips for a Smooth Morning
1. Prep The Day Before
Prepare tomorrow's plant-based breakfast today! Kill two birds with one stones and bake breakfast muffins while you make dinner tonight (make a double batch of these oil-free banana bread muffins or these WFPB oatmeal muffins and freeze half for next week!). Or take ten minutes before you go to bed to make individual chia puddings and overnight oats then pop in the refrigerator for the next morning.
2. Prepare Smoothie Ingredients
Smoothies make an awesome and easy plant-based breakfast for anyone with busy mornings. That said, nothing will annoy you more during a chaotic morning than having to wash, peel, and cut your fruits and vegetables for the blender. Avoid this and simply prepare vegan smoothie ingredients the day before or during the weekend then store in the freezer. If you're feeling extra organized and have a little extra meal prep time, you can even create serving-size smoothie pouches with your favorite combinations to blend-and-go!
3. Freeze Pancakes
If you love having a big breakfast in the morning but don't have the time or energy to get things going first thing, there's a simple solution. Freeze pancakes! Next time you make weekend pancakes, double the batch and pop half in the freezer. Your frozen pancakes only need a few seconds in the toaster, the microwave, or Air Fryer to warm up, and you'll have delicious pancakes for breakfast, even when life gets busy.
Here's a quick and easy plant-based pancake recipes, that's gluten-free, to boot!
4. Set The Mood
Setting the table after you've done the dinner dishes will save you a lot of time and mentally prepare you for your plant-based breakfast the next day. Pour whole grain cereal in bowls, cover, and put on the table for morning. Have cutlery and glasses ready. Set out tea bags and fill the kettle. With every set to go, you'll have more time in the morning to enjoy your healthy plant-based breakfast and maybe even relax before the day head.
5. Get Plant-Based Meal Delivery
Sometimes, life's so busy you don't even have time to prep the day before. When this is the case, rest assured you can still enjoy a healthy breakfast thanks to plant-based meal delivery services like...you guess it, MamaSezz! Browse healthy plant-based breakfast items here and get ready-made and delicious meals delivered to your door, fresh. Just take your breakfast out the fridge when you're ready to heat and eat and you're good to go.
- You don't have to let chaotic mornings get in the way of your healthy plant-based breakfast goals!
- Make your morning's easier by prepping breakfast the night before, storing grab-and-go smoothie bags in your freezer, freezing pancakes, setting the table for breakfast before you go to bed, getting plant-based meal delivery from MamaSezz.
Rafaela Michailidou is a Vegan Lifestyle Coach, and a freelance health and wellness content writer, with a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.