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Several months ago my family and I decided to eat a vegan diet. One of my greatest challenges is staying full without having the need to snack between meals. Recently, I created some tasty homemade vegan breakfast recipes that you and your family can enjoy as well.
With limited time in the morning’s breakfast can become optional. You may want to grab something quick then head to go out the door. Surprisingly, just because you need a quick meal doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice nutrition. In fact, you can even opt for a home-cooked breakfast that quick to make. One breakfast that you can enjoy is homemade granola or a smoothie bowl. Both are delicious enough that you can even share them with your kids and they’ll enjoy it.
This homemade vegan granola recipe is great because it’s rich in vitamins and protein. You can easily make enough granola to last the whole week. By making the granola and smoothie bowl yourself you can control how much sugar, carbs, and calories are within your food; thus, tailoring the breakfast to your own needs.
Adding nuts to your breakfast helps add protein and healthy complex carbohydrates to your morning meal. The protein will also help you stay full longer and should keep you full until lunchtime. Pictured (from L-R Organic oats, dates, almonds, peanuts, sunflower seeds, cranberries, and coconuts shreds.)
Homemade vegan honey nut granola can be eaten as a snack, cold or warm breakfast cereal or used as a topping to your favorite treats.
Homemade Vegan Granola
- 6 cups of oatmeal
- 1/2 cup of coconut
- 1/4 cup cranberries
- 1/3 cup sesame seeds
- 3/4 cup peanuts
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- Tsp cinnamon
- 2/3 cup honey
- 1/3 cup oil
- Mix all. Then place mixture in an oven safe baking dish and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
The Homemade Vegan Smoothie Bowl
- 1.5 cup strawberries
- 1 celery stalk chopped
- 1/2 cup Dried dates
- 2 cups Almond milk
- 1 package of Garden of Life Protein Powder
- 1/2 cup Apple
- (Wash all fruits and veggies)
- Add the milk first then blend all ingredients together until liquefied. Blend time will vary but about 20 seconds in a vita-mix blender.
Kitchen items you’ll need for both recipes:
- Blender – We use a Vitamix but any high-powered blender will work.
- A flexible spatula.
- Long oven container – Such as a pyrex dish.
What is your favorite and most nutritious breakfast when you don’t have lots of time in the morning?
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