Vegans are often faced with the dreaded question “where do you get your protein?” As vegans, we know that there are plenty of ways to get protein from plant-based sources, but for those who are newly vegan/vegan curious you may still be wondering what a protein breakfast looks like for vegans.
That's why I've put together some yummy protein packed breakfast ideas to help you start your day!
– Gluten Free Oatmeal is pretty simple. I use the Trade Joe’s gluten free brand. If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you, then look for gluten free oats at your local health food store. If you don’t have a problem with gluten or you can’t find gluten free, then regular oatmeal should do. Heat your oatmeal with almond milk and cinnamon in a medium sauce pan, for around 15-20 minutes. Add your favorite toppings!
– I love Tofu Scrambles, because they’re a great way to get in a ton of veggies. All you need to do is drain your tofu, chop your veggies, and heat in a medium pan until your veggies are cooked.
– Quinoa Pancakes are a perfect way to re-purpose your leftover quinoa. You will need 3 cups of cooked quinoa, 3 small ripe bananas, 1 cup of almond milk, 2 tbsp of flax seed, a few dashes of cinnamon, desired amount of walnuts (optional), ¼ cup of gluten free oat flour OR vegan protein powder. Mix all of your ingredients together. Heat your pan on medium and add a few scoops of your batter. Cook your pancakes until golden on the bottom and then flip. Serve with your favorite toppings and freeze leftovers!
–White Chia Pudding with Strawberry Chia Jam (click name for the recipe) is the perfect balance of tart and sweet. What's even better is it's packed full of tiny little protein gems called Chia Seeds. Just 2 tbsp of chia seeds carry 4.7 grams of protein. I usually add 1/4 cup of chia seeds to 1 cup of plant-based milk and let it sit overnight until it thickens.