Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but if you’re trying to rush out the door, it can be a bit of a challenge! In addition to rushing, cutting meat out of your diet as a vegetarian can really make you want to skip breakfast altogether. (Which is the last thing you should do!)
Breakfast is the one meal of the day that fuels us the most, without it our bodies will have a hard time keeping up with our daily schedules and our overall focus throughout the day. Your early morning meal gives you the energy you need to function properly and when you cut out something like meat, the main source of protein in your previous diet, you have to learn how to substitute and be prepared. With these 5 energizing vegetarian breakfast hacks, you won’t be skimping on time, you might even have time to read the daily paper before work.
Let us know which of these are your favorites and what you’d like to try to incorporate into your daily routine this week!
1. A Sprinkle Of Chia
Chia seeds are the ultimate energy secret you probably won’t even taste! You can sprinkle these little seeds on anything, from a smoothie to an omelet, these omega-3 packed seeds will raise good cholesterol and we’ll make sure you’re getting enough antioxidants! Pack a little bag for lunch and add it anything, even a salad! As a vegetarian it’s important to make sure you’re getting the healthy amount of each vitamin and mineral in your diet, so don’t skimp on these!
2. Stay Humble
By choosing to focus on a solid and healthy vegetarian base for your morning meal; oatmeal, tofu, quinoa, eggs etc. You’ll be packing your body full of fuel to not only keep you actively burning the necessary healthy calories, but you’ll also stay full for twice as long, compared to your normal toast and latte! Pack on the veggies when it comes to your savory breakfast meals and fruit when you’re taking the sweet route. Not only will it add more plant based protein to your diet, but it will keep the excitement alive every morning. If you’re running short on time, simply prepare and cut your fruit and veg the night before and store in the fridge overnight, it will cut your prep time in half!
3. Shake It Up
If you’re running late, try an energy drink that’s all natural: a green smoothie! Combine locally grown and organic spinach leaves, your favorite fresh citrus, and water. Blend away and you’ll end up with a strikingly green smoothie full of fruity and tart flavor. Drizzle some organic agave if you want to naturally sweeten it up a bit! Not only will these be easier on your wallet, it will also help you stay focused until your next lunch break.
4. Meal Prep
This time-saving technique only requires a bit of extra time on the weekend. Setting up a meal prep plan might seem complicated, but in reality it will give you more free time and the time needed to fully digest your breakfast each morning of the week ahead! Simply sit down and plan meals for each day of the work week, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Start organizing exactly what you need to make multiple servings, such as crockpot recipes and casseroles to really make sure you’re packing as much quality veg and nutrients into each meal. Store in your fridge and you will only have to pop a serving into the micro and wash some fruit to snack on in the morning! Keep it simple and practical!
5. Avocado Toast
Getting a little creative with the simple things can make a drastic difference in your daily routine. Instead of having toast and butter as you’re trying to get out the door, try waking up a few minutes earlier so you have enough time to slice up an avocado to create the ultimate avo toast! Something as simple as this garnish added to what you already default to in the morning can give you an extra kick of energy any day. The fatty nutrients and vitamins found in the avocado really do fuel your body, add a side of eggs and spinach, you’ll have a balanced morning meal you’ll fall in love with! Easy on time and money!