Yes, there are plenty of awesome plant-based breakfast recipes out there. But sometimes, going recipe-free also means going stress-free, ya know? Mornings don't have to be complicated or extra just because you're now following a whole food plant-based diet. And whipping up something simple doesn't mean skimping on the nutrients either. So if you are tired of having to break out your phone, tablet, or cookbook to simply make breakfast, check out these no stress plant-based breakfast ideas and save yourself some time and sanity in the morning.
Before We Begin: The Absolute Easiest Plant-Based Breakfast is One You Don't Have to Cook Yourself
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5 No Stress Plant-Based Breakfast Ideas
1. Avocado Toast
There's a reason Millennials go gaga for avocado toast. It's easy and delicious. And contrary to what you may have heard, it doesn't have to cost you $12 to enjoy it. Avocado is packed full of nutrients, fiber, and healthy fats and the toast itself takes less than 5 minutes to put together. Simply smash your avocado and spread on toasted - or not - whole grain bread. Add tomato, hemp seeds, and lemon to make it extra delicious and filling.
2. Everything Smoothie
I'm going to tell you a WFPB secret: you really don't need a recipe for a healthy vegan smoothie. Think of smoothies as more formulaic than set-in-stone. Simple include some greens for fiber and minerals, berries for vitamins and antioxidants, a bit of nut butter for protein, and your favorite non-dairy milk. Voila! A simple "no recipe" smoothie you can feel good about.
Need a little bit more guidance? Here's an easy guide to making healthy vegan smoothies.
3. Bananas and Peanut Butter
Another crazy easy plant-based breakfast that kickstarts your day with the energy and nutrition you need to crush whatever's ahead. You can enjoy a banana with peanut butter simply on its own (really doesn't get any easier) or toast some whole grain bread and top with with your favorite all-natural nut butter and sliced banana. Give it some extra oomph and add coconut flakes, chia seeds or shaved dark chocolate...and enjoy!
4. Overnight Oats
Don't have time to eat breakfast at home, let alone whip up something complicated first thing? Overnight oats to the rescue! Prepare your overnight oats from the night before and eat on the go for an easy portable plant-based breakfast you can feel good about. As for a recipe, you don't really need one! Add oats and your favorite non-dairy milk in a jar (a 1:1 ratio works quite well), give it a good shake then put in your fridge overnight. If you have some time in the morning add your favorite toppings.
5. WFPB Breakfast Banana Split
This may sound like an indulgent breakfast choice, but first, you deserve it. And second, since it's WFPB it won't leave you feeling bogged down, I promise. Top a sliced banana with nut butter, dairy-free yogurt, berries, and granola for a delicious morning treat. Full of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, this banana split needs just five minutes of prep time and you'll stay satiated until lunch.
Make Mornings Easy!!!
There ya have it — enough easy plant-based breakfast ideas to power your work week. Want more breakfast ideas! Why wouldn't you? It's the most important meal of the day, after all. Make morning's a breeze with these WFPB breakfast hacks.
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.