We never, ever skip breakfast. If you want to kick start your metabolism and get the fire stoked so you burn more calories up throughout the day, you have got to eat a good, wholesome, nourishing breakfast. Our morning routine is usually pretty hectic; we aim to fit in 45 to 75 minutes of yogasana each morning plus a jog or a brisk walk, so our main staple is usually a bowl of oatmeal (porridge) with blueberries and a smothering of soygurt or coconut cream. But the choice available is endless. Here are a just a few ideas....
We recommend that you get up from bed, have a little 'hour of power' where you do something inspirational and get some physical movement; journal, listen to music, body brush, jog, dance, do a workout DVD...whatever. Then have your brekkie; that way you have started to expend a little energy which will fire up your digestion. Now is a good time to have a juice, a smoothie or a meal as below. You can tae supplements or a superfood aswell to get extra vitality benefits that will last way beyond your first meal of the day.
Oat porridge (add water or mylk):
half a cup of oats to 1.5 cups of water or mylk per person. So versatile: simply add to a pan and warm through until thick. You can add warmed or fresh blueberries, raspberries, banana, strawberries, soygurt, a handful of almonds or any nuts, some flaked coconut, a dash of agave or sprinkle of coconut palm blossom and some cinnamon. Yumalicious!
1 cup of buckwheat, half a cup of mylk, 1 tsp of chia seeds and some vanilla or almond essence. This is raw and seriously good for you! You will need to soak the buckwheat groats overnight in some filtered water. In the morning drain and rinse. Add to your blender along with the other ingredients. Whizz up and serve like your oatmeal with as many or as few toppings as you wish. Add more mylk as you desire. We like to use almond or vanilla essence; you only need about half a teaspoon. You may need added sweetener such as bee pollen.
Vegan cereal with mylk:
Cornflakes, krispies etc. Check Peta for vegan-friendly options and always read labels to be doubly sure. Serve with cold mylk of your choice. Add some fruit or banana if you like it sweet.
Fruit salad or fruit smoothie or fruit juice:
Fruit salad; chop some fruits and add to a bowl. Try papaya, strawberries, raspberries, oranges, apples, blueberries, melon, mango, banana, kiwi; anything you like.
Chuck your chosen ingredients in the blender and whizz until smooth. We often include smoothie recipes on Instagram or the blog so check them out.
Place fruits through the juicer. Famous ones being the ABC; Apple, beetroot and carrot. Try vegetable juices aswell; we are big fans of green juices and green smoothies; cucumber, kale, beetroot and ginger juice is divine.
Optional: add a spoonful of superfood; aloe vera juice, baobab, maca, cacao, spirulina, wheatgrass, green powder, bee pollen or lucuma. We sometimes add a dollop of soya yoghurt on top or coconut cream.
Toast with jam, marmite, marmalade or avocado & tomato:
Use vegan spread, nut butter, seed butter or coconut oil as your spread. Add jam, marmite, smashed avocado and some raw or grilled tomatoes.
Some teacakes and crumpets are vegan too (check Abel & Cole and do a 'google' search).
Toast with scrambled tofu & baked beans:
Use spreads as above. Add a vegan sausage and/or facon for a treat. I like a drizzle of coconut palm blossom or maple syrup over the top; yum!
Granola with soygurt or mylk RECIPE TO FOLLOW
Add fresh fruit and a sprinkling of raw cacao and shredded coconut flakes for a double treat.
Pancakes RECIPE TO FOLLOW
Add soygurt & fresh fruit & maple syrup.
Homebaked donut or waffle with a cup of soy rooibos RECIPE TO FOLLOW
Or add a decaf soy latte or cup of chicory.
Raw muesli with raw mylk RECIPE TO FOLLOW
Top with fresh fruit and nuts for added vitamins and a protein shot.