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 Post subject: Breakfast
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:18 am 
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Hey everyone!

So after 3-4 YEARS of false starts I am inching my way back into an exercise routine. I just finished my third week of every other daily (MWF) 2.5 mile runs and I am FINALLY relieved to say I am getting back into that zone where working out is a necessity, not just that thing I used to do and wish I could back to. (I think I have made intro posts to the forum once or twice before, so I shall spare you those mundane details.)

After two and a half years of veganism, I feel like I have outgrown most cluelessness about what the heck to eat except... BREAKFAST! I have some go to things (tofu scramble, steel-cut oats w/fruit and nuts etc) but I need some new things. i found myself again eating a bagel and hummus this morning and all that white flour...no bueno.

My thing with breakfast is I want something great and healthy that is really REALLY easy to put together. As much as I love to cook, sometimes I feel like I want to devote that early morning energy to something other than cooking and cleaning up.

So...what are your favorite things to eat for breakfast, or better yet do you have a routine that gets you fed in the morning and quickly on your way?

Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast
PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:04 am 
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Breakfast is a tough one. Do you ever do fruit or protein shakes? I find those to be very simple and a good start to the day. If you have more time, I recently tried a 'french toast' recipe out and I thought it turned out great! Now it does require a very small amount of oil, but I'd say that's the unhealthiest part of it. It's just to prevent the batter from sticking to the pan, it cooks pretty quick!

Here's the link if you are interested:

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/339

They have several other vegan friendly breakfast ideas you could look at as well.

Good luck! Hope this helps!


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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast
PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:14 am 
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WOAH! That looks really great! I will definitely try that. I avoid the morning smoothies because of my distaste for washing the blender, but maybe I need to just get over myself. :-D

Thank you for the suggestions!

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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast
PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:52 am 
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I second the smoothie idea! Cleaning is a bit of a hassle but the other prep time is so small that I think it works out, plus I feel like smoothies are a great way to get some greens early in your day. Here is a recipe I like and one that seems to please most people. You can't even taste the spinach!

1 banana
1 cup blueberries (I prefer frozen)
1/2 cup orange juice (or juice of choice)
2 tbsp flax seeds, ground (you can buy them pre-ground)
3 cups spinach (or about 100 grams / 3.5 oz)
ice, to taste


Just throw it all in a blender and blamo, you have a tasty morning meal.

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74g carbs
15g fiber
10g protein
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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:53 am 
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I love putting frozen spinach in a smoothie, gives it a nice thick consistency. A "go to " breakfast of mine is from Thrive by Brendan Brazier, its his cereal.
1 TBSP hemp protein powder
1 TBSP ground flax seed
1 TBSP chopped ginger
1-2 dates chopped
1/4 C nuts chopped (I use almonds or a mix of almonds/cashews or almonds/walnuts)
1 banana cut up
Soy, almond or hemp milk to the consistency you like

I mix the hemp powder and flax together real well, usually in a shaker or blender. Then add everything else. Optional add ins - cacao nibs, blue berries... I'm actually eating right now, did it different this time and definitly a winner. I did the hemp powder, flax and took frozen blueberries added the soy milk and blended it then added everything else. Awesome.


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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:56 am 
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Breakfast is important for health. Morning time is the start of the day and our body needs lot of energy to do lot of work during the day so breakfast should be healthy. I drink fruit juice and eat bread with eggs.

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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:43 am 
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Shaun Pollock wrote:
Breakfast is important for health. Morning time is the start of the day and our body needs lot of energy to do lot of work during the day so breakfast should be healthy. I drink fruit juice and eat bread with eggs.

>bread with eggs
>eggs
>veganbodybuilding.com
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>eats chicken period for breakfast
:lachmal:

Lewis u listed whey, yogurt and cheese wtf.

Banana smoothie is my favorite breakfast.I put 6 bananas in it and apricot juice.Sometimes i add ground flax seeds in there.Oats are good for bulking.But i feel better just with the smoothie.


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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast
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Yeah.....eggs are not on my list. Why would you even post that, Pollock?

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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:48 am 
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Nick's AWESOME Oatmeal/Porridge (Note: rolled oats work the best)

Ingredients:


1 cup rolled oats measured dry.
1.5 to 2 cups of water (to cook them)
a piece of fruit of your choice; diced into small cubes (apple of pear works best)
1-2 tbsp of chia seeds or pepitas
cinnamon to your preference (1-2tsp)
a drizzle of soy or another alternative vegan milk (for at the end)


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put 1 cup rolled oats into a pot on the stove, if you want the sweetness of the fruit to come out put the fruit in now ( note that the fruit will go soft if added now). If you like your fruit still crunchy add it at the end with the chia seeds/pepitas.

Submerge with 1.5-2 cups of water. Bring to boil, stir and cook til ready; usually 3-5 minutes.
(A tip of you want to speed the process up: boil the jug/kettle and cover with boiling water instead of cold water).

When cooked, stir through the chia seeds or pepitas as well as the cinnamon.

Scoop into a man sized bowl, drizzle some milk of your choice over the top (just so the oats look like an ice-berg surfacing through it).

Eat up! :D

P.S. Don't be afraid to add some agave or maple syrup!



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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:51 am 
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Sorry, just ignore my post if you want; i just saw you said you were after something other than oats. Whoops!

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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast
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Oatmeal cooks in like 30 seconds with hot water. I also enjoy shredded wheat with soy milk. Everyone else is posting complicated things!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:57 am 
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5 bananas and a Protein Shake.

Simple

fast

done!

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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 11:54 pm 
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I always work out within 30 minutes of waking up in the morning so the first thing I take in (other than plenty of fresh water) is a scoop of Vega Sport PW recovery just mixed with...(you guessed it)..more water!

...then I shower...and then I eat...

and it always seems to be either steel cut oatmeal with 1 tsp raw cashew butter, 1 tbs of ground flax seed, and fruit (either a chopped up apple or pear, or blueberries)

OR

Lentils or tofu, with quinoa and plenty of vegetables.


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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 5:26 pm 
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I like a simple breakfast.This is what i eat daily.
200g oats
1 scoop protein powder
1 tablespoon of coconut or olive oil.


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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:40 am 
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My personal favourite for breakfast is as follows:

1 large scoop protein powder (now will be hemp, pea or whatever I can find)
1 block Acai
1 frozen banana (this makes the smoothie silky)
Handful berries
Lite coconut milk

Blend in a Vitamix and there you have it. Pretty simple and tasty. I occasionally add some peanut or almond butter to it to make it especially awesome.


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