11 Awesome Healthy Breakfast Ideas.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Dec 29, 2013
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I’m a big Rudi’s cinnamon toast fan. Makes the whole house smell like I’ve been baking. Organic granola and almond milk is good. I like to have lemon and water to drink–we’re dehydrated in the morning. Coffee! Good coffee! Great coffee! (Fair trade). Banana (never conventional), grapefruit, some fruit (if citrus, after I’ve had something to drink). That said, I skip (too) many breakfasts.

Ideas via friends of friends sur la Facebook:

1. Quinoa as cereal. Cook a big batch at the beginning of the week and keep it in the fridge. Eat it with almond milk, agave nectar and fruit on top…stir fry organic veggies and a little organic basmati rice (my fav) or a green nano smoothie made with almond or rice milk.

2. Miso soup with tofu! I have it every morning. It’s warm, protein-based and miso is yummy…miso soup with non-gmo tofu and whatever else. Or spelt toast with tahini and tomato and salt and lemon, or lentil soup. I believe in lunch for breakfast. Lunch is a better meal, just do it earlier…less sugar and empty carbs and more fun.

3. Protein smoothie with powdered oatmeal, frozen fruit and protein powder of your choice…Get a juicer! Chia seeds in fruit shakes is also superb…I highly suggest having green smoothies! The basics are: 1 banana, a handful of berries (frozen okay), a spoonful of almond butter, and a spoonful of chlorella (that’s the green part) and a bit of flax seed oil. This is a great way to start your day: easy to digest and packed full of nutrients. With that, vary your bfast each day and stay clear of high sugar content dishes (like processed cereals and pancakes).

4. Oatmeal, with cinnamon on top: put a handful of blueberries on top with a handful of pecans or walnuts…a little splash of milk when it comes out…I like a few diced apples in there too…after it’s out and done…and a slice of rye toast…Definitely oatmeal with cinnamon and honey and almond milk.

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5. A slice of toast, with peanut butter, and some sliced bananas on top….or Ezekiel Sprouted Bread with local honey, or almond butter, or peanut butter, jelly, avocado and sriracha, whatever you’re feeling on your toast.

6. Oatmeal. Or yogurt and granola.

7. We buy these frozen organic whole grain and flax waffles for Stella…a smear of earth balance and some agave or honey and it’s quick and mighty tasty.

Raw sugar-free vegan chocolate Smoothie or mousse

8. Smooottthhiiieess. You can use almond milk with lots of fruit, throw in some spinach (don’t even taste it) and plain instant oatmeal! Lots of protein, super filling, lots of nutrients and you can do it half asleep or hung over…I juice my fruits and then throw my greens in the blender with the juice. Three recipes: “Ready, Set, Breakfast!”

9. This may sound weird, but last night’s leftover dinner, because I usually have ‘not quite enough for another meal, but don’t want to throw it out’.

10. For more: Recipes! Good Morning Sunshine: 5 Yummy Vegan Breakfast Ideas.

11: Big fan of the vegan hash brown omelette, quick and delicious… Peel, grate and then squeeze liquid from russet potatoes. Lay in a pan with some olive oil and press into a pancake. Sprinkle salt pepper and a generous layer of nutritional yeast, then veggies of choice. I like baby spinach, mushroom and thinly sliced tomatoes. Flip in half into an omelette form, turn over, serve with a good salsa, or hot sauce if you like. It’s yummy!


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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


12 Responses to “11 Awesome Healthy Breakfast Ideas.”

  1. Carolyn says:

    Some yummy ideas here, but…. things that are NOT healthy for us: Soy, Earth Balance & Agave.

  2. Ellen M. Gregg says:

    Yay! Waylon, thank you *so* much! I've just come off a self-designed cleanse that I'm fixing to share on my Facebook page, and I'm going to link to this delicious and nutritious post for the coming-out-on-the-other-side section. Can't wait to implement some of these ideas myself, too. 🙂

    Happy New Year! Peace.

  3. Sam says:

    I like the "lunch for breakfast" idea. We're looking for ways to fill up on the good stuff and reduce some horrible sugar habits that were made worse over the holidays. I was at a loss as to what to do about breakfast, but have lots of ideas now. Thanks!

  4. Emily says:

    I take it this is a pro-vegan site, which is fantastic. I was vegan for several years, and am currently lacto-ovo veg. (By lacto, I mean NZ grass-fed whey protein and not much else dairy.) I really like quiche for breakfast, and I think there are some vegan quiche recipes on the web. My current favorite includes sweet potatoes, spinach, bacon-flavored tempeh, onions, garlic, turmeric, seasoned sea salt, and Mrs. Bragg's seasonings.

  5. Doug says:

    Rudi's and Ezekiel are well known sprouted grain breads but both add gluten and flour. The best sprouted grain bread is ColumbiaCountyBread.com – sprouted, naturally leavened and only three ingredients – sprouted wheat, water, sea salt. Amazing.

  6. sarah says:

    Awesome. Super balanced. Big fan.

  7. Kelly says:

    This is lovely, but most this stuff is fad and very expensive…..
    If you want to eat ethically and feel good about yourself, donate some of the money you're spending on this needlessly expensive food to the homeless guy on the street corner or for fresh water wells in Africa. If I bought everything you're mentioning in Australia currently just for breakfast food I'd be spending more than I do for my weekly shop. The health benefits probably don't exceed what I'd get from making myself a seasonal fruit smoothie with added rolled oats or vegemite on toast anyway.

  8. sylvie says:

    so true!!!

  9. Cheryl says:

    Don't forget a tofu, tempeh, or non-soy tofu scramble- with lots of veggies!!! soy in moderation (<2-3 servings/day), of course!

  10. saana says:

    I definitely prefer to have something that is easy for the digestion in the morning, so I usually have simple smoothies! Or smoothie bowls <3

  11. George says:

    When I read about what people eat for breakfast I never see anyone mention Buckwheat, but I eat it often and love it. It is not related to wheat (is related to artichoke I think) so there is no gluten issue. I cook buckwheat grits with 1/3 apple juice and 2/3 water, then add fruit and/or nuts and cashew milk ( or hemp milk). It's great.