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I am not a morning person, so if it were up to me, I’d sleep ’til noon and eat lunch for breakfast.

Alas, I can’t sleep ’til noon everyday, so breakfast becomes quite necessary. I make the most of it by eating scrumptious vegan breakfasts that give me the energy I need.

Check out a few of them below…

A special treat: Banana Pancakes with a hint of cinnamon and drizzled with maple syrup. (Make sure to play Jack Johnson’s “Banana Pancakes” the whole time you’re preparing and eating them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJs9c__Xvf4)

This is the green smoothie (before it’s blended) that I drink every morning with breakfast. I got inspired to start drinking green smoothies by Kris Carr, who wrote the book Crazy Sexy Diet (http://crazysexylife.com/2011/love-list-15-crazy-sexy-diet-tips/). The ingredients vary from week to week, but usually it includes:
frozen banana
chia seeds (high in fiber and omega 3s) or hemp seeds

And here is the green smoothie all blended up! It tastes like fruit and is a super nutritious and energy-boosting way to start the day!

This is a breakfast I eat pretty often. It’s a green smoothie and a toasted English muffin topped with Earth Balance buttery spread and nutritional yeast. Nutritional yeast is the worst-named, best-tasting stuff – it’s nutty and cheesy and is amazing sprinkled on popcorn, pasta, and basically anything savory. It’s also the base of my vegan cheese sauce. I heart nutritional yeast.

These are breakfast potatoes and a tofu scramble from my “Vegan with a Vengeance” cookbook. Mushrooms, onion, spinach and spices give this dish its perfectly satisfying savory taste. Delish!

This is the banana bread French toast from Puree (thinkpuree.com) that I indulged in recently. Ooh la la, it was fab!

I have many, many more breakfast photos to share in a later post. In the meantime, why not try a delicious vegan breakfast for yourself?

To starting the day in a compassionate way!


P.S. Today is Meatless Monday! What are you planning to eat later? We’re making this tonight: Avocado Pesto Pasta.