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Life sure looks a lot different nowadays! We may no longer be in a rush to get out of the house and off to our daily activities, but between 2 parents working from home and 2 little ones who need some sort of structure throughout the day, we’re always squeezed for time. Here are some quick and easy plant-based breakfast recipes I like to make for my family. Not only do the meals I make have to taste good, but they have to be nutritious to fuel the whole family for the day. Evive smoothies have been a game-changer for us! Enjoy using my code MYVOGUISHDIARIES15 for $15 off your first Evive box!
1) Blue Banana Smoothie Bowl
Smoothie bowls are always a winner! It’s like having dessert for breakfast, but packed with nutrients! I’ll be using berries and bananas as my toppings, but use whatever fruits you have available!
- Saphir smoothie wheel
- 3 ice cubes
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ cup of berries (fresh or frozen)
- ½ ripe banana
- ¼ cup crushed peanuts
- 1 teaspoon of chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon of flaxseeds
- ½ teaspoon of coconut shavings
- Add Saphir smoothie cubes, ice and frozen banana to your blender and then scoop it out into your bowl. You want to obtain a thick consistency.
- Slice your peach and banana and put it on top. You don’t have to worry about making it look pretty – it’ll certainly taste good!
- Throw on the peanuts, chia seeds and flaxseeds et voila!
2) Smiley Avocado Toast
My toddler thinks green toast is so cool! A slightly toasted slice of multigrain bread and some mashed up (or sliced) avocado! I switch it up by making faces with tomatoes or cut up carrots. I love giving my kids avocado because of all the nutrients and I know that it will keep them full until lunchtime.
3) Three-Ingredient Pancakes
That’s right! Just three ingredients: 2 ripe bananas, ½ cup of plant-based milk and 1 cup of oats. Toss them in a blender or food processor and there’s your batter. Serve with fruit and real maple syrup. I’ve also tried adding a handful of spinach to this and just a tad more milk, and it’s always a hit! Healthy plant-based food that doesn’t look like broccoli works best with my son!
4) Delicious Tropical Parfait
The Evive Touk-Touk smoothie is one of my top favourites! It has all of our tropical faves like pineapple and mango! Another flavour we love is the Blueberry Haskap, which has an extra boost of plant-based protein – perfect for hungrier mornings!
- Touk-Touk smoothie wheel
- 2 tablespoons of water
- 1 cup of your favourite yogurt
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 1 peach
- ½ teaspoon of chia seeds
- Combine yogurt and 1 tablespoon of chia seeds together. I find it’s best to put it in the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour before eating, that way the chia seeds have time to swell up.
- Pop the Touk-Touk cubes in a bottle or mason jar, add water and let sit for 20 minutes. Then shake, shake shake!
- Now it’s time to layer! Fill the bottom of your glass with the chia pudding. Then pour your Touk-Touk smoothie over it. And lastly, add your fruit topping!
5) Comforting Vanilla Oatmeal
I’ve been feeding my kids oatmeal as soon as solids started. I love to prepare my steel cut oats on the stove with almond milk, a tiny bit of salt, some brown sugar and a dash of vanilla. Vanilla has been my mom’s secret ingredient since I was little and I’ve happily kept it going!
I hope that you’ll try making some of these recipes with your family! They’re easy enough to let the kids help, too! My son loves shaking up the Evive smoothies or helping add on the toppings! And if you’re looking to simplify your meal prep for the week, download Evive’s free weekly planner here! Enjoy!