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easy vegan breakfasts

My work life has gotten pretty busy over the last several months. A new full-time job and getting up extra early to squeeze in some exercise leaves me little time in the morning to have a breakfast at home. As a result, I’ve focused on trying to either prep my breakfast the night before or have a few grab-n-go breakfast items on hand.

If you’re looking for some easy on-the-go vegan breakfast ideas, I’d be happy to share a few of my go-to’s with you:

Larabars + fruit (I particularly like the peanut butter cookie, cashew cookie, and cherry pie)

Overnight oats — soak oats and your favorite plant-based milk (plus a teaspoon of chia seeds) and top in the morning with fresh fruit, chopped dates, some nuts, or shredded coconut. Here’s a great recipe.

Speaking of oats, oatmeal cups are pretty handy! Try Bob’s Red Mill or Dr. McDougall’s — I’ve had both of these and really enjoy them.

Non-dairy yogurt + seeds + fruit — Daiya makes a new vegan Greek yogurt and they’re pretty yummy! Toss in some chia seeds, flax seeds, or hemp seeds and top with your favorite berries. Super yummy!

If you have a little more discipline, in the evening assemble an amazing breakfast sandwich with your favorite english muffin (I like Ezekiel muffins), a plant-based meat (I prefer Lightlife Fakin’ Bacon, Sol Cuisine Veggie Breakfast Patties, and occasionally Gardein Breakfast Patties), a slice of vegan cheese (Chao cheese is the best!), and a topping of spinach or kales leave. Wrap it all up in foil so it’s ready for the morning.

Whole grain english muffins or bagels smeared with some peanut butter or almond butter (or your favorite nut butter) have real staying power. And what’s not to love about starting your day with peanut butter 😉

Smoothies! Combine plant-based milk, a frozen banana, and a scoop of vegan protein powder in a high-speed blender. There are a variety of vegan protein powders on the market — Vega, Plant Fusion, Phood, Nutivia, hemp-based powders — find one you love and drink up.

Coffeehouse stash — Some Fridays I like to treat myself by rolling by a local coffee shop. I grab a soy or almond milk latte, a banana, and a baggie of almonds. Between the protein in my soy milk and nuts, and the fiber in my fruit and nuts, these give me a hit of energy and satiety.

So now that I’ve shared my easiest, quickest breakfasts…what about you? How do you do breakfast on-the-go vegan style? 😉