Why you should try this plant-based breakfast!
Who doesn’t like starting a new day energized and ready to rock?! In this post, I will show you a quick and easy recipe you can use for your daily plant-based breakfast.
I eat this breakfast 5-6 times a week and it never gets boring. Plus it keeps me full for at least 4 hours. If you are not hungry in the mornings you can also eat this at other times during the day, although I think it fits best for breakfast.
This breakfast is healthy and very tasty. There is no bread involved and it is all plant-based. Of course, you can buy all kinds of pre-mixed cereal variations. But usually, a lot of sugar can be hidden in these packages. If you mix your oatmeal yourself you can first of all easily adapt it to your own preferences. And secondly, what I find most important, you know exactly what is in there.
If you want to eat a healthy diet, no matter if it is plant-based or not, you should consume your food as little processed as possible but unfortunately, the food industry tries to maximize the shelf-life of their products. Therefore they want you to get hooked on their stuff so they add a lot of preservatives and flavor carriers.
Since this breakfast consists of various different sources such as oats, nuts, seeds, fruits and plant-based milk it provides very good macro and micronutrients. It is a good source of protein and carbs and due to the variety of food sources, it provides a pretty good amino acid profile. So a perfect breakfast to gain like a boss!
The macros for this recipe
|960 kcal||154 g||28 g||31 g|
In the following, you will find the quantities I use but feel free to change the composition of the ingredients. Especially for women, it might be a good idea to take half of the amounts that are mentioned below, which will also cut the calories in half!
If you would like to lower the fat content you can go without the peanut butter. The rest of the fats come mainly from the seeds and provide a very good ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids of almost 2:1. Especially on a plant-based diet this can be important to facilitate the synthesis of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, namely EPA and DHA, that are vital for brain functioning and cardio vascular health.
- 1 Banana
- 1 Apple
- 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds
- 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1 tbsp Hemp Seeds
- 1 tbsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tbsp Peanut Butter
- 1 cup Oats
- 1/2 cup Frozen Berries
- 1/4 cup Rice Drink or other plant-based drink
If you want to improve the digestibility, soak the oats and seeds overnight in the rice drink.
The next morning, cut both the apple and the banana and add everything to the bowl.
Add the peanut butter, frozen berries, and cinnamon and enjoy your breakfast.
Alternatively, if you are in a hurry you can put all ingredients in a blender and prepare this as a smoothie.
So that’s it! I hope you enjoy this every morning as much as I do. Give this a try and let me know if there is anything you would add to make it even taste better.
Take care and talk to you soon!