Whole Food Vegan Breakfast

 Beyond Oatmeal, Eggs and Sweets…

The most difficult part of the whole foods, gluten free, vegan diet is breakfast.  It is just a whole new breakfast world.  Gone are the days of heavy carbohydrates, meats, fat and super sugar meals.  It’s been difficult to not just want to substitute things, to recreate what was lost, but that isn’t the best way to go about healthy living.  Think of it as something new altogether.  Here are a few options to inspire your new breakfast-way-of-live.  Healthier, options that will really give you more energy for the day’s tasks.

Chia Vanilla Pudding

Chia Pudding with Fresh Fruit (3 servings)

  • 3 Cups almond milk (or other alternative)
  • 1/2 Cup chia seeds
  • 15 drops vanilla stevia
  • 1 cup fresh fruit
  • a pinch of Cinnamon for each bowl

The night before, mix milk, chia and vanilla together.  Mix every 2 min. for 10 min. until the milk thinkens enough to keep the seeds suspended.  Place in the refrigerator until morning.  In the morning, spoon the pudding into bowls and sprinkle with fruit and cinnamon.  This recipe is found in my new Yeast-Free-Vegan Recipes card (without the fruit).

 

Buckwheat Teff Pancakes

Buckwheat-Banana Pancakes

  • 2 cups sorghum flour
  • 1 cup hulled buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup Teff Four
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 smashed bananas
  • 3 cups sparkling water

Mix dry ingredients, add bananas, and then add water.  I use sunflower oil on a hot cast iron skillet.  These are amazing whole food pancakes.  Top with Agave Maple, bananas and walnuts.

Agave Maple Syrup:  Mix 1/4 maple syrup and 2 cups agave syrup

 

Buckwheat Quinoa Porridge

Quinoa-Buckwheat Porridge

  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups Buckwheat
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 Anises Stars
  • 1/2 tsp stevia leaf powder

Bring to boil, put lid on top and turn down to simmer for 15 min.

Mix in 1 1/2 cup apple sauce.  You can sprinkle coconut, nuts and/or fruit (like bananas or apples).  I like it with almond milk.

 

Coming Soon!  Yeast-Free-Vegan Recipe Quick Reference Card!

As I tried to balance the flora in my digestive system, I had a real hard time finding Flour/starch Free, Sugar Free,  Vegan Recipes.  I collected the best in this laminated recipe card.  Yes, you can eat this way.  Not just surviving, but thriving!