BILL DOES BREKKY // EASY, VEGAN, QUICK and HEALTHY breakfast ideas + simple RECIPES

Me, without breakfast – is like Miley Cyrus without her Hannah Montana wig…

C E R E A L  K I L L E R  #vegan

ITS A GOD DAMN CRIME!

You know something’s missing…

The day has a lot less pop.

The world makes a little less sense…

Tom Hank’s conversation with a volley ball in Castaway all of a sudden becomes far more relatable, as every object you turn to starts to look a lot like food.

Is it a pen? Is it a banana?

I wouldn’t wish a breakfast-less day on my worst enemy.

My relationship with breakfast isn’t one I plan to hit pause on. And just because you want to go vegan, doesn’t mean you have to break up with breakfast.

We are here to stand up for the good days and make them the great ones

No more wanting to punch your boss because you went without a bagel

Fuel that brain

YOUR BOOTY DESERVES TO FEEL GOOD

You don’t need to give up a thing just because you don’t want to eat animal products.

Most people eat the same thing for breakfast every morning…

But if you want options

YOU GOT ‘EM!

Just think – anything you can have for breakfast with animal products, you can also make without. Let’s roll out the options…

  • Toast
  • Bagels
  • Cereal
  • Bircher
  • Granola
  • Yoghurt
  • English Brekky
  • Breakfast bars
  • Breakfast muffins
  • Juice
  • Smoothies/smoothie bowls
  • Fruit
  • Waffles
  • Pancakes
  • Banana ‘nice-cream’
  • Chia Pudding
  • Overnight oats
  • Porridge (Oats, amaranth, Quinoa)
  • Pop tarts: Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry, Brown Sugar Cinnamon, and Strawberry Pop-tarts are vegan – But the ones with frosting are not vegan (always double check the packaging as this may differ in different countries).

And so on…

SMALL BREKKY IDEAS
TOAST

Traditionally bread is made without animal products – some commercial breads are made with eggs, milk products etc… so just double check the ingredients list if you are unsure. You could also make fresh or buy from a bakery.

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Toast toppings: Dairy free butter, jam, nut butter – (peanut, macadamia, almond etc…), seed spreads, avocado, beans, pesto and mushrooms, vegan cheese, etc…

ALL HAIL THE BAGEL

These little circles of goodness are normally vegan (hallelujah). If you google a supermarket/health food store near you, you can find a list of vegan products available – so if you are unsure you can double check on there.

CEREAL

Lots of your typical cereals are accidentally vegan (depending on what country they are manufactured in) e.g. – Weetabix. Some cereals contain Vitamin D3 which is not vegan as it is derived from sheep wool. And as delightful as sheep wool with milk sounds – it is easy to opt for a sheep-less brekky. Lots of cereals now also write – ‘vegan’ – on the packaging.

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Bircher

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We are still waiting for the day that Loni-Jane writes a post about the positive affects of eating pizza for breakfast. But until that day comes, looks like we will be sticking to bircher.

Check out Loni – Jane’s Superfood Burcha recipe.

LADS GRANOLA

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In a food processor pulse together oats (optional), shredded coconut, dates, maple syrup, carob and cinnamon – until combined – store in a jar and then you can serve with plant milk, coconut yoghurt or on top of ‘nice-cream’.

* If you don’t have a food processor – no problem. Just finely chop the dates first on a chopping board. Then begin to add the rest of the dry ingredients to the board and chop finely with a sharp knife until the mixture has combined. Transfer the mix to a bowl and then add a dash of maple syrup. (You could also toast the granola mix in the oven for a few minutes if you like).

Yoghurt

Coconut, soy, almond, cashew, hemp and flax milks are all used as alternative bases for lots of delicious – toe dipping yoghurts. Take it on the go, lie in it, roll in it, throw granola on it… Have as you please.

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Full English Brekky

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Meat subs are available in supermarkets, health food stores and online. Or you could try out your own eggplant / coconut bacon addition. Add hash-browns, beans, avocado, toast, dairy free butter, tomatoes, mushrooms etc…

 You could even give tofu scramble a try if you fancy…

  • In a small bowl, mix together nutritonal yeast, turmeric, cumin, paprika, water, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  • Gently heat olive oil in a pan on a medium heat. Once hot, add and garlic, and saute for around 2 minutes.
  • Crumble tofu into the pan. Pour seasoning over tofu and mix well, trying to color as much tofu as possible. Cook for 2 minutes or until tofu is hot throughout.
  • Serve with avo, tomato, meat subs, nutritional yeast etc…
JUICE

If you have access to a juicer or blender then get juicing – Start with veggies and then add fruit for sweetness. You could store in a jar (such as an empty coconut oil jar). Link to easy juice recipe below…

THE SMALLS PHILOSOPHY // ft. PHIL, TOM + JEFF’S EASY JUICE RECIPE

 

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Smoothie/ smoothie bowl

(Easy go-to smoothie)

  • Frozen bananas
  • Spirulina
  • Mango
  • Coconut water
  • Lime
    (For a smoothie swim add more coconut water. If you want to make a smoothie bowl – keep the consistency thick with less liquid and top with fruit, granola, seeds, yoghurt etc…)

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*Tip – If you don’t have a strong blender – allow the fruit to slightly defrost for 5 minutes. Cover the blade with whatever liquid you choose (coconut water/plant milk/water). Pulse the fruit to begin with and then add in additional ingredients when the fruit has started to break down.

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FRUIT

– The ultimate fast food –

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WAFFLES

It’s pretty much impossible to want to punch your boss when your day starts with a waffles.

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1 cup of organic plain white flour

1 tsp baking powder

1  ripe mashed banana

1tsp of vanilla extract

100ml organic soy milk (or other non-dairy milk)

  • Let your waffle iron heat. Line with coconut oil to prevent sticking. Mix all ingredients by hand or in a blender. Pour mixture onto iron press making sure not to overfill – following your appliances instructions.
  • Stack them
  • Drown in Maple
  • Share with nobody.

Or if you’re more of a fancy Nancy:

Minimalist Baker: Vegan Gluten-Free Waffles

PANCAKES POWER TOWER

For when the Matilda moments strike…

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– Baking powder 1/2 tsp baking powder

– 1 cup of nut milk (soy milk seems to work best)

– (opt) Vanilla powder, cinnamon or mashed banana

Mix together until you get a smooth batter consistancy – melt a small amount of coconut oil in a pan if you’re pan isn’t non-stick and then add mixture.

Flip – Tower – Devour

Toppers

  • Berry compote – Gently cook down raspberries and strawberries with coconut sugar on a low heat, stirring continuously. When the fruit has broken down – serve with pancakes, fruit and coconut.
BANANA ‘NICE-CREAM’
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If you have never tried banana nice-cream, then today is the day.

A. Grab a bunch of ripe narnas (spotty = ripe – for optimum digestion)

B. Chop up and freeze overnight

C. Put bananas in a blender or food processor – and allow to slightly defrost for 5 minutes. Add a dash of water or plant milk so that the blade is slightly covered and pulse.  Stir the bananas, then continue to pulse until the bananas begin to break down.

D. Continue to blend until completely smooth. If you want to try a different flavour you could then add: strawberries, cacao, maca powder, vanilla, mango etc…

CHIA UP PUDDING

It’s the lazy lads brekky.

All you need to do is mix all the ingredients in a jar – whack in the fridge and its ready when you wake up!
* For optimum digestion – always soak seeds and grains *
– 2 cups of plant based milk
– 1/2 cup of chia seeds
– 1/2 tsp vanilla extracts
– maple syrup
opt – If you would like an extra creamy consistancy – stir in some coconut yoghurt.

(You could also use oats if you don’t like chia seeds to make overnight oats)

* Add blended or finely chopped dates for a naturally sweetened version or give maple syrup/date syrup a whirl

Toppings/flavours:

* Mix in cacao/carob for a chocolate pudding
* Stir in beetroot powder or berries for a pink version
* Top with bananas, berries, mango, fried fruit, cacao nibs, goji berries, activated buckwheat, etc…

 

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Porridge Party

Simply swap cows milk for a plant milk – almond, hemp, coconut etc… – Swap the honey for maple, the orange juice for champagne – and oh, there we have it…

IT’S A FLIPPIN’ PORRIDGE PARTY

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Ruby’s Spoon Sliding
Chocolate Amaranth Porridge
* Recipe *

{Amaranth Porridge with cacao, dates, maple syrup and toasted pecans}

For all my gluten free homies out there

Ingredients

*1 cup of amaranth
*2 cups of chopped dates – (medjool are our fave)
*1 carton of coconut milk – (or any plant milk that takes your fancy)
*1/4 cup of raw cacao powder
*2tbsp of maple syrup (or rice syrup, agave, date syrup, coconut syrup etc…)
*1 cup of pecan nuts
*1/2 tsp cinnamon
*1/2 tsp coconut sugar (opt)

Preppin’

-Soak the amaranth overnight in 2 cups of water.

You can soak the amaranth in the saucepan that you will use for the porridge as it is not necessary to drain the water unless you wish to (in which case, you would need to add more milk).

-Chop the dates very finely (or use a food processor if you prefer) until you almost create a date paste.

Method

– Begin to simmer the amaranth (water included) with a quarter of a carton of your chosen milk on a medium heat, keep it below a boil. You will need to stir frequently, especially if your saucepan is non-stick.

– Continue to add your chosen milk a little at a time as you continue to stir.

-Once the amaranth and milk begins to thicken, add in chopped dates and cacao. You can play with the amount of cacao depending on how rich you would like the amaranth to be.

-Continue to stir and add in the maple syrup and last of the milk. You can play with the amount of milk you use, depending on how you like the thickness of your porridge. If the porridge appears quite runny, don’t panic. it will thicken as the dates break down and the milk heats.

-Mix the pecan nuts with the cinnamon and sugar in a bowl and then add to a pan. As the sugar heats, it will thicken and become sticky – to avoid burning you will need to keep the heat relatively low and stir often.
When the porridge has reached desired consistency, remove from the heat and allow to cool – it will also thicken slightly as it cools. Sprinkle with the toasted nuts and serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon and enjoy!

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Even if you simply start with brekky – your body (and the animals) will thank you

And Miley…
We can’t wait for you to start hitting brekky again and finally putting that wig back on

We haven’t lost hope just yet

*quiet chanting*

(Hannah hannah hannah)

love and bagels

-Bill

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