Inside Scoop: Here are 5 healthy and easy vegetarian breakfast recipes.
This post and recipes were submitted by Ellie Patterson, 25 years old passionate female blogger.
Breakfast! The most important, and best (for me) meal of the day!
Most mornings, I shoot out of bed, in anticipation for what I’m going to have for breakfast. It’s so important because it’s the first thing you eat, and it also needs to keep you going till lunchtime!
Most of us nowadays have such busy schedules, with our jobs, working out at the gym, family life…and we’re constantly looking for easy and healthy quick fixes when we’re on the go. It’s hard to juggle a busy lifestyle while trying to stay healthy!
So I’ve put together my 5 favorite healthy and easy vegetarian breakfast recipes for anyone who needs a little bit of inspiration in the morning. They’re packed full of nutrients and have enough energy to keep you going until lunchtime.
My ultimate health tip for you is to have your biggest meal at breakfast time. It works for most of us. This way you’re less likely to munch during the day and you’ll likely feel more energized light! Sometimes I actually combine two of these easy vegetarian breakfast recipes, to make sure I’m getting plenty to keep me going!
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HERE ARE YOUR 5 EASY VEGETARIAN BREAKFAST RECIPES
1) Smoothie Bowls
I love smoothie bowls because they’re super easy to put together, you really don’t need to spend a lot of time in the kitchen prepping, which is perfect for people that don’t have the time or the skill to cook! You can basically put any twist you like on the classic smoothie bowl, but this one is my favorite!
Peach, Orange and Berry Smoothie Bowl
For the Smoothie
- 1/2 peach
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/4 mango
For the toppings
- 1/4 cup blackberries
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 2 Tbsp walnuts
- 1 Tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
All you need to do now is blend the smoothie ingredients in a blender, pour into a bowl, and add your toppings!*
*You can get creative with your designs! I know hemp seeds sound a bit strange, but they’re a current favorite of mine, they’re an amazing source of protein and have a lovely nutty flavor, but you can also add any kinds of nuts and seeds you like!
2) Egg & Avocado Toast
How could I leave my ultimate favorite breakfast classic off this list? Admittedly, once the different varieties start to add up, things can start to get on the unhealthy side, but keep it simple for an awesomely delicious wholesome breakfast! One of my favorites at the moment, is avocado toast with homemade Pico de Gallo! Give this simple recipe a go and don’t be afraid to get creative with your ago toast toppings!
Egg & Avocado Toast
- 1 slice wholegrain sprouted or sourdough bread
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 lemon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup Pico de Gallo
- 1 egg optional
- Toast the bread until golden brown.
- Mash the halved avocado in a bowl, and squeeze in the lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.
- Spread the mashed avocado onto the toast, followed by the Pico de Gallo.
- Add a poached egg on top if you like, for extra protein!
3) Cacao and Avocado Porridge
Porridge is a breakfast staple in any household, everyone likes it, and there’s just so much you can do with it! As you can probably tell, avocados are a staple in my kitchen! Here is my delicious cacao and avocado porridge.
Cacao and Avocado Porridge
- 1 cup rolled oats or porridge oats
- 2 cups almond milk or dairy/non-dairy milk of choice
- 1 Tbsp cacao powder
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 avocado sliced
- Boil your oats as you normally would or as per package instructions, adding the milk to oats.
- Stir in the cacao and maple syrup.
- Top with the sliced avocado.
- Sprinkle with cacao powder to finish!
4) Quinoa Fruit Salad
My latest obsession, besides avocados, is quinoa. It just goes so well with everything, and the salads I’ve been making have been just phenomenal. Also in the summer months, I am such a fruit fanatic. On a really hot summer day, fresh fruit is the only thing I want to eat! So, I thought, why not mix the two, and make a quinoa fruit salad! It’s fresh and healthy, and provides you with the nutrients you need for a healthy morning!
Quinoa Fruit Salad
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups water
- pinch salt
- 1 lime
- 3 Tbsp honey
- Handful of chopped mint leaves
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 cup mango
- Nuts, seeds or nut butter to top
Rinse the quinoa under cold water. Add the quinoa water and salt to a saucepan and boil for 5 minutes. Turn down the heat to a simmer, until the water is absorbed (about 15 minutes).
- Fluff up with a fork and leave to cool.
- For the dressing, whisk the honey, lime juice and mint together.
In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, blueberries, strawberries, and cubed mango. Pour over the dressing, divide among plates then and garnish with a few mint leaves!
*You can save time but meal prepping quinoa for the week, so you only need to add the dressing and fruits and your breakfast is ready!
5) Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
So, maybe this one isn’t the healthiest on the list, but lets save this one for indulgent Sundays. The great thing about this recipe is it doesn’t have any sugar, oil, gluten or dairy! It does take a little longer than usual, but they’re so delicious, I just couldn’t leave them off this list!
Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk of choice
- 2 eggs
- 1 egg white
- 1 banana
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 2 tsp baking powder
- pinch salt
- Topping ideas berries, maple syrup, chocolate chips, banana slices, almonds
- In a blender, pour in the milk, eggs, egg white, banana, maple syrup, rolled oats, baking powder and salt, and blend until smooth.
- Heat a pan on a medium heat, once it’s warmed, oil with butter or cooking oil, and pour pancake mix into round circles.
- Cook for a few minutes on either side, until nicely browned and bubbles start to form.
- Drizzle with toppings of your choice!
Now you’ve got these awesome recipes for healthy and easy breakfasts, you should go and give them a go! Mornings are so much more exciting for my kids and I now, and I’m finding myself full all the way through till lunch!
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