Fast, Easy, and Nutritious Vegan Meals to Start Your Day
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, as it breaks the night long fast. When you wake up, you haven’t consumed anything for the last 10 to 12 hours. Breakfast is the first meal that replenishes the empty store of energy and nutrients. It keeps up the metabolism level to keep you energetic for the whole day. Breakfast foods are rich in some critical nutrients like folate, calcium, iron, vitamins, and fibers. It makes up the total nutrients intake that the body requires per day.
Significance of breakfast
Some people skip their breakfast to reduce their overall energy intake. But, it is a proven fact that those who take breakfast are more physically robust than those who don’t.
- Breakfast provides your body with glucose, the primary source of energy, after a long overnight fast. A healthy breakfast boosts your energy degrees to a point to make you actively work the rest of the day.
- To maintain health and vitality, the body needs all kinds of nutrients, and breakfast packed with all of them.
- Breakfast maintains your body weight and keeps off obesity. The fact underlying is that it fills you up before you feel starving and eat anything you find.
- Without having breakfast, it becomes difficult to concentrate on your work and feel sluggish. Children and adolescents who regularly take healthy breakfast perform academically and socially better in schools.
- It also reduces the proneness to sickness, most importantly type 2 diabetes.
What’s in store for time-poor Vegans!
Whether you are rushing out to work or are a bed-loving person, you are likely to skip breakfast, which is undoubtedly very significant. There are many other ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook items available, but they have relatively lower nutrients, are full of preservatives, and even expensive. People following an animal-free diet find it difficult to have an enjoyable breakfast made of meat-and-dairy free products.
Try these quick, simple, and nutritious recipes for breakfast if you are a vegan and not an early bird. They are entirely made of plant-based ingredients and will take only a few minutes to cook.
The overnight oats recipe is simple as well as a healthy breakfast to save your time. It can also be customized as per tastes and preferences using different toppings and many add-ins. This makes it a versatile dish. Make your overnight oatmeal in advance, and it will last as long as a week. Instead of cooking on a stove or in a microwave, soak the oats in milk and rest in the fridge. The oats will absorb the liquid, which will make them soft enough to eat uncooked.
To add more taste and a pudding-like texture to your oats, add chia seeds, yogurt (for a tangy and creamy meal), or vanilla extract to add sweetness. Have fun with fresh, dried fruit, nut butter, spices, and seeds by making different combinations of toppings.
Oats are packed with tons of nutrition. They contain more proteins than any other grains and are also rich in fibers, which makes you feel full and consequently slows down the emptying of your stomach. Hence you lose weight. The antioxidants in oats keep your blood pressure controlled.
Cucumber Avocado is one of the many fast yet delicious recipes for brunch. Cucumber has almost zero calories, so get ahead of that simple salad with Greek yogurt and combine it with Avocado to have the tastiest and healthiest breakfast ever.
Take mashed Avocado and mix it with lemon juice and slather on bread. Place cucumber slices on it. Sprinkle some salt and ground black pepper. To make it more healthy, use whole wheat bread coated with sunflower seeds and oats. Fresh basil leaves add additional refreshment to it.
Vegan Breakfast burrito
If you are tired of the same oats and fruits every morning, try this protein-packed, plant-based savory breakfast laden with roasted potatoes, Avocado, peppers, and mushrooms. The crispy roasted potatoes are beyond perfect for this vegan breakfast. Toss them with spices like whole cumin, smoked paprika, salt, pepper to taste, and a little oil before baking them. And obviously, you can use sweet potatoes instead of a regular one. Some other simple ingredients can be kidney beans, black beans, chickpeas, mushrooms, and zucchini.
These burritos are free from soy, gluten, easy to make, healthy, and satisfying. Above all, the best benefit of burritos is that they are freezer friendly. Wrap them in foil, place in a zip lock bag, and put them into the freezer. Whenever running short of time, take them out, heat them for about 3 minutes until crispy, and there you are ready to go.
There is nothing better than burritos with a delicious creamy sauce. You can make it with cashew butter or cashews, adding some spices, hot sauce, and water.