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20 Healthy And Tasty Vegan Breakfasts That Bring You Enough Protein

20 Healthy And Tasty Vegan Breakfasts That Bring You Enough Protein

When you are on a vegan diet you get to answer the question about “from where you get your proteins” really often. And people are right to be concerned, as most of us take our proteins from meat, but there are other ways to receive your daily 10 percent when you are on a vegan diet.

Because the first meal of the day is the most important one, a tasty vegan breakfast must bring you enough protein for the day, in order to keep you fit yet energetic. This is when these great recipes come in handy, as they are rich in protein from vegetable sources, like beans, bananas and other fruity ingredients, so they are safe for you to indulge at any hour of the day, despite they are called here breakfast meals.

Black Bean Vegan Brownie

vegan breakfast brownie

    There are some foods we all love and can never get enough of – one of them is chocolate, the other are pancakes. Combine them and you have an irresistible meal. This is exactly what this recipe does, but there’s a healthy twist in them, as there are only healthy, vegan ingredients in it. In other words, you can eat as many pancakes you want. Still here?

    Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins

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      The idea of healthy vegan breakfast may seem boring and yuck and so on for your kids and your husband, but you can cook them something they will fall in love with. These cookies are just what your family never expects to see on breakfast, so go for it. They have chocolate (double Yummy – oh, wait! make that triple!) and are all what you can dream of while sipping your coffee. To make the most of your cookies, pack some of them for lunch and enjoy the vegan lifestyle.

      Vegan Breakfast Muffins Filled with Delicious Jelly

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        Eating cookies for breakfast is great, so why not pair them with a more traditional vegan breakfast food. I’m talking about stuffing jelly in the muffins. You can adjust the recipe with any flavor you like and even enhance it with some banana mash or a couple of chocolate flakes.

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        Awesome Banana Wholesome Vegan Bread

        vegan breakfast bread

          Bread doesn’t need to be boring and this recipe is the perfect start for a whole different world of tasty breads. Due to wholesome part, the recipe is healthy and due to banana filling, it is both sweet, protein filled and really nutritious. And the best part is that you will be packing a sweet, appetizing ingredient for your kids, which can be sure it will never end up in a dog’s belly, like all the regular bread sandwiches usually do.

          Chickpea Pancakes

            Chickpea flour can be overwhelming due to its strong taste, but if you manage to balance it with other ingredients, you will want to use it all the time. And the easiest way to use this ingredient is making pancakes, of course. Stuffing your vegan breakfast chickpea pancake with a hearty mix of creamy avocado and crunchy bell peppers, will make your day and provide you that extra protein you need for the day.

            Blueberry Protein Pancakes

              A great breakfast can’t miss a couple of soft, puffy pancakes, so here is a healthy vegan breakfast recipe to fill and color your first meal of the day. You can replace the blueberries with other antioxidant-filled berries or with another fruit of your choice. Creativity and personal taste are your limits, so experiment with this recipe on weekends to find the perfect mix.

              Vegan Avocado Salad on a Toast

              vegan breakfast avocado

                This is a great recipe for a protein filled breakfast or for a light dinner, especially when you combine it with a light broth soup. The creamy avocado fits really well in the mix, blending in with the spices and adding a healthy load of proteins and oils, to help you make it through the day with lots of energy.

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                The Ultimate Vegan Breakfast Frittata

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                  Frittatas are incredible for a number of reasons, but this one is particular great due to being extra healthy. Your vegan breakfast has a lot of veggies, which can be switched to your own desire, making a whole new recipe with a little change. And it can also be changed to become gluten-free, so you can adjust it to your own diet, if you are more than a vegan.

                  Sun-Dried Tomato, Mushroom, Spinach and Tofu Quiche

                  vegan breakfast quiche

                    Tomatoes are great food, especially if you can grow your own and enjoy the whole process of watching the fake fruit growing and turning into a tasty treat. Just imagine the smell and the sheer contentment of biting off a juicy tomato! No wonder we love to toss them in all the casseroles, frittatas and salads. Back to reality, Italians made another tomato treat as they used sun-dried tomatoes to enhance their pizzas. And the great taste was soon conquering the world, so here is a vegan breakfast recipe which uses dried tomatoes, among other healthy treats, like tofu and spinach. This recipe is not only rich in protein, but can also keep you away from heart conditions (due to tomatoes) and anemia, boosting your immune system.

                    Kale and tomato Quiche

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                      This recipe is great to take with you on a holiday trip or pack for the lunch, as it features all the proteins and vitamins you need to make it though the day, plus it keeps you fit. As a vegan breakfast option, it is guilt-free so you can enjoy a piece of this pie at any time, to raise your intake of proteins and energy.

                      Vegan Breakfast Casserole

                      vegan breakfast casserole

                        If you are not a breakfast fan, after you try this hearty recipe along with your brunch coffee you will be. The casserole is healthy, rich in proteins and vitamins and has a lot of flavors going on, so you can never get bored eating it. Make it on your day off or in the weekend, to satisfy your appetite for a great funny meal and then gather the leftovers and reheat them or use them as they are in a sandwich later in the week. Versatile, tasty and vegan friendly.

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                        Sweet Potato Hash

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                          After a good workout session, your body will crave for a load of proteins, so it is the perfect time to try out this quick recipe, which has all kinds of different textures, nutrients and flavours, plus it some fab colors, which make it really tempting. The original recipe includes meat, but this dish works perfectly fine without it, so include it in your vegan breakfast recipe book as soon as possible, in order to rip off all the goodness from the veggie mix.

                          Vegan Breakfast Burrito

                          vegan breakfast burrito

                            World Cup had stirred some interest on all things Brazilian, but from time to time we all need some good Latino meals. And I’m talking burrito here. Here is a healthy, easy to make from the evening before burrito recipe. And apart from the great taste, you can customize it to suit your own cravings.

                            Fruity Vegan breakfast in a cup

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                              Let’s get a cup of breakfast, shall we? Yes, a cup of fruity vegan breakfast, rich in vitamins and proteins. If you are on insulin treatment you should go easy on these, as they can spike up your blood sugar level, but otherwise, indulge.

                              Citrus Granola Parfait

                              vegan breakfast granola parfait

                                The mix of chewy nuts and the fresh aroma of the citrics will boost your mood first thing in the morning, so you should never allow yourself to go short on these. Tip: store some of them in the car for the pesky traffic jams.

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                                Peanut Butter Granola

                                vegan breakfast granola

                                  When you crave for something chewy and sweet, go for this recipe. You will end up with a nice healthy snack, which is so versatile it can be used as a vegan breakfast, lunch or after noon-snack. If you want to enhance the granola you can eat them with some fresh fruits.

                                  Chewy Granola Bars

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                                    Soft and dense, these bars are a great breakfast, either as they are or dipped in some milk. They have large quantities of proteins and fibers, which can keep you full and provide some extra energy for the after-noon gym session, being totally allergy free due to lack of nuts. The mixture can be changed to your taste, as you experiment with the recipe. Because they are so dense, you can pack them for lunch for you and your family. Kids love these things, so you can make many granola bars in the weekend and store them in a jar to chew during the week.

                                    Vegan Detox Green Monster Smoothie

                                    vegan breakfast green smoothie

                                      If you’ve been naughty and you’ve slipped some cookies in your diet at the wrong moment or you need to recover after a hard party night, this is what you need to eat for the vegan breakfast. This smoothie has a mix of foods which provide antioxidants, vitamin, minerals, proteins, hydrate you and give you a lot of energy. And the color of this creamy breakfast will bright up your day and boost your mood, as the natural shade of green is proved to de-stress you and calm you down.

                                      Salted Chocolate Oatmeal Smoothie

                                      vegan breakfast oatmeal

                                        Mixing salt and chocolate might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it sure tastes like heaven. This healthy vegan breakfast recipe is more a sort of liquid cookie, rich in protein, as well as other guilt-free ingredients to satisfy your sweet tooth. Oatmeal would not be a kid’s first choice, but if you offer a cup of this creamy smoothie to Junior he will love it. And so will his tired mom, who needs to keep up with motherhood, career and many other chores. And stay fit, in the process.

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                                        How to Keep Yourself Awake at Work Without Caffeine

                                        How to Keep Yourself Awake at Work Without Caffeine

                                        Keeping yourself awake at work can be a real challenge when you’re bored, exhausted or sleep-deprived.

                                        But before you reach for that can of Red Bull, bottle of Mountain Dew, or pot of coffee, try these healthy remedies to stimulate your 5 different senses and help you stay awake at work:

                                        Sight – Visual Stimulation

                                        The first thing you do when you wake up is opening your eyes, so your visual stimulation is very important to keeping your energy level high.

                                        1. Maximize your exposure to light.

                                        Your body’s internal rhythm is regulated by the amount of light you receive. The greater your exposure, the more alert you will feel.

                                        Open the shades and let in the sunlight. Step outside or look out the window. Turn on all the artificial lights in your office or around your work space.

                                        2. Exercise your eyes (or give them a break).

                                        Roll your eyes up and down, side to side and diagonally. Rotate them clockwise and then counterclockwise. Squeeze them shut and then open them wide. Do this several times.

                                        Reading and sitting in front of a computer screen for long periods can lead to eye fatigue.

                                        Take regular breaks with deliberate blinking and looking out into the distance.

                                        3. Take note of your environment.

                                        Learn to enjoy people-watching. Observe their activities, speech, body language and interactions with others. Notice the details of building, trees and other objects around you, including their color, shape and size.

                                        By doing this, you’re not only relaxing your eye muscles but also calming your mind.

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                                        Hearing – Auditory Stimulation

                                        What you hear or listen to have direct effect on your brain. This is why we feel so annoyed and sometimes angry when we hear construction noise when we’re working.

                                        4. Engage in conversation.

                                        Talk to a friend or colleague. Trade funny stories. Discuss your business venture, a creative idea, the latest political scandal, or any other topic that interests you.

                                        Practice mindful listening to what you and the other person are saying. Tune into the tone, volume and content of the conversation.

                                        Learn how to practice better listening from this guide:

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                                        5. Listen to upbeat music.

                                        Try hip hop, rock or jazz to keep you alert. Instrumental, non-distracting music works best.

                                        Sing, whistle, and hum along if you can. Plug in the earphones if you must.

                                        Smell – Olfactory Stimulation

                                        If you’re feeling sleepy and suddenly smell the coffee, you’ll probably feel more energetic. This is why smell is an influential stimulation.

                                        6. Work your nose.

                                        Aroma therapists recommend essential oils of peppermint (to boost energy), rosemary (to build awareness), eucalyptus (to increase oxygen), cedarwood  (to activate your mind), and cinnamon (to improve your reaction time).

                                        If you don’t have essential oils on hand, you can use lotions or burning candles that provide the same scents.

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                                        Citrus like lemons, limes, grapefruits and oranges are also natural olfactory stimulants. Get a whiff of these citrus scents to stay awake.

                                        Taste – Gustatory Stimulation

                                        If you want an energetic day at work, you can’t let your tongue feeling plain and flavorless.

                                        7. Have a good breakfast.

                                        Start off with the most important meal of the day.

                                        Think fresh, light and healthy: bran cereals, wholegrain breads, fruits, and yogurt.

                                        Nix the heavy stuff like sausages, greasy eggs or pancakes.

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                                        8. Drink lots of water.

                                        Keep a glass or bottle of H2O near you and sip from it throughout the day. Dehydration can leave you feeling tired, sluggish and sleepy.

                                        So make sure you drink enough water throughout the day. Not sure how much to drink? This can help you:

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                                        9. Eat energy-boosting snacks.

                                        Nuts and fruits (like bananas, apples and strawberries) are sure bets. Pairings with staying power include baby carrots with a low-fat cream cheese dip; celery sticks with peanut butter; red peppers with hummus; and plain yogurt with granola.

                                        Avoid carb-filled, sugary snacks that make you crash and leave you feeling tired.

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                                        Touch – Tactile Stimulation

                                        Last but not least, your sense of touch will make you physically feel more energetic and less stressful.

                                        10. Splash cold water on your face.

                                        Do this in the morning, during bathroom breaks and in the afternoon. Being exposed to cold water pushes your body to adjust and regulate its internal temperature, which in turn keeps you alert.

                                        This works the same as you take a cold shower to increase mood and alertness. Take a look at this article to learn more about it:

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                                        11. Use acupressure.

                                        Apply pressure to, massage, or tap on the stimulation points of your body. These include the top of your head, the back of your neck, the back of your hand (between the thumb and index finger), just below the knee and your earlobes.

                                        Watch this video to learn about the acupressure points you can try:

                                        12. Get moving.

                                        Move away from your chair and stand, walk, run or climb the stairs. Feel the earth under your feet. Stretch and twist. Do jumping jacks, lunges, push-ups and back bends.

                                        And if you need to move more discreetly, wiggle your feet, bounce your knee up and down, scrunch your toes, or cross your legs.

                                        You can also try some simple stretches and exercises at your desk:

                                        Unlike addictive caffeine fixes, these remedies activate your senses, engage your attention, amp up your energy and prevent morning grogginess and afternoon slumps without the side effects or health risks.

                                        Pick a few ways from this list of suggestions and practice them consistently. And when you do this consistently, you’ll soon see the positive results — a more energetic and productive you at work.

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