Nothing starts your day in the right direction quite like a nice, healthy breakfast. This morning you’re having a bit of a setback. You’ve recently decided to try your hand at the keto diet and you’re also vegan.
You’re not sure how to make these two lifestyles work together. Not without sticking to meals that are about as appetizing as a sponge anyway. We’re here to tell you that it’s possible for these two diets to coexist in delicious harmony.
Check out this guide for a few vegan keto breakfast recipes that will set your day off in the right direction and leave your taste buds singing.
1. Peanut Butter Chia Pudding
We know what you're thinking, "pudding for breakfast"? Yes, it's possible and great for you. Not only is this dish perfect for breakfast but it makes an amazing snack and will hit the spot when you're craving a sweet meal like pancakes.
To make the main part of the dish you're going to need a single cup of peanut butter, 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk, 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence, 1/4 cup of ground chia seeds, 1/4 cup of unsweetened maple syrup, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and 2-3 drops of monk fruit extract.
The topping is optional but if you want to use it add 1/2 teaspoon of crushed peanuts, 1 teaspoon of peanut butter, a single teaspoon of cacao nibs, and a teaspoon of melted dark chocolate to your shopping list.
Put all the main dish ingredients in a blender and blend them together for around 30 seconds. Stop the blender, scrape the sides and bottom, and blend the mixture together for another 30 seconds.
Before you put the pudding in a jar, test out the sweetness. If it's not sweet enough for your liking, you can add a little bit more monk fruit extract to it. The maple syrup will serve this purpose as well but it will change the consistency quite a bit.
Refrigerate your creation for three hours or so before you add the toppings and serve it.
2. Curried Tofu Scramble
If you have a tofu press and want something with a little more substance than the peanut butter chia pudding, there's the curried tofu scramble. It's a hearty breakfast that packs plenty of protein.
For the scramble, you'll need 3 tablespoons of low-sodium veggie broth, 1 large red pepper (diced), 1/2 onion (diced), a single block of firm organic tofu, 6 oz of chopped mushrooms, and 3 cups of chopped up greens such as kale, arugula, and spinach.
To make the curry seasoning grab 1/2 teaspoon of curry powder, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of cumin powder, 1/4 teaspoon of paprika, 1/4 teaspoon of coriander, 1/4 teaspoon of garam masala, 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric, a tablespoon of water and 1/4 teaspoon of black salt.
Grab a large pan and sauté your onions and veggie broth for about 5 minutes. Add the peppers and mushrooms and cook for ten more minutes.
Scooch your veggies over to one side of your large pan and add the tofu that you pressed. Break the tofu into chunks and sauté it with the veggies until it grows hot.
Throw all your curry seasoning ingredients into a bowl and whisk them together. Pour it over the tofu and mix it around until all the chunks are completely coated.
Mix your tofu up with the veggies, toss in the greens and cook them with the rest of your ingredients, and you've got a meal.
3. Vegan Keto Bagels
Sometimes you don't have time to prepare a huge tofu scramble. In these cases, a vegan keto bagel will be a lifesaver. They heat up well so you can make them the night before.
Pick up 1/2 cup of tahini, 1/2 cup of flaxseed, a single cup of water, 1/4 cup psyllium husks, a pinch of salt, and one teaspoon of baking powder. If you want to have some type of fancy garnish you can add sesame seeds to your shopping cart as well.
Before you start mixing up your ingredients, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. While it's heating up grab a big bowl to mix up your psyllium husks, baking powder, flaxseeds, and salt.
Once these ingredients are nice and combined you can add the water and tahini. After these have been thoroughly mixed in, you can add the rest of the wet ingredients.
Knead the dough until it's nice and firm before you break it apart and form it into disks.
It wouldn't be bagels without holes so cut one out of each disk. Sprinkle them with sesame seeds and toss them in the oven for about 40 minutes.
4. Berry, Cauliflower, and Greens Smoothie Bowl
Nothing will hit the spot in the morning quite like this smooth berry cauliflower and greens smoothie bowl. It will provide the perfect amount of sweet without spiking your blood sugar.
You'll need 1/2 cup of frozen cauliflower, 1 cup of frozen spinach, 1/2 cup of frozen zucchini, 1 cup of frozen blueberries, 2 tablespoons of almond butter, a cup of a milk alternative, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and 3 tablespoons of hemp hearts.
You can use any topping you want. Hemp hearts, granola, and frozen berries are popular options.
You may have to steam your cauliflower before putting it in the blender if you don't have a high speed one. If you do have a high speed one, throw in all your frozen ingredients and blend them until they have a creamy consistency.
Separate the mixture into two bowls and add the toppings that you picked out. It's that easy.
Vegan Keto Breakfast Ideas to Start Your Day in the Right Direction
Are you having trouble finding a dish that fits with both the vegan and keto diet? You'd be surprised to know that there are a lot of tasty recipes that follow all the guidelines for both lifestyles. Try out some of these delicious vegan keto breakfast ideas to start your day off in the right direction.
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