Now I do try to sit down with my family most mornings for breakfast. But some days I need to be somewhere else or I have an early meeting… What are some healthy breakfasts that you can eat on the go?
Most processed “on the go” foods will be high in sugar, salt and/or fat, and may leave you hungry a couple hours later. Having a healthy plant-based breakfast on the go often relies on putting it together the night before, so that you can grab and go, *and* get all the nutrients to fuel your day.
All these plant-based breakfast on the go ideas provide quite a few of your Daily Dozen servings. (You can read more about what that means here!) Read on for whole food plant-based breakfast ideas for each day of the (work) week!
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This is a vegan cliché for a reason: it’s super easy to put together, it’s quite filling, and it can be a nutritional powerhouse at the same time. It’s the ultimate lazy vegan breakfast! In fact, it’s what I’m having today.
All you need to do is put the following ingredients in a bowl, mix them up a bit and put them in the fridge overnight:
- 1/2 cup of oats
- 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed
- 1 cup of plant milk of choice (I use soya milk)
- 1 teaspoon of spices (e.g cinnamon)
The next day, get it out of the fridge, pop it in the microwave for a minute or two if you fancy something warm. Then top it with any of the following:
- Sliced banana (or any other fruit)
- Seeds (e.g. pumpkin seeds)
- A drizzle of nut butter
Smoothie + bagel
Another quick plant-based breakfast that has become a cliché is smoothies (especially green smoothies).
Assemble your smoothie the night before and all you need to do is press blend (and pop your bagel in the toaster). Here’s the smoothie formula I’ve been experimenting with:
- 1/2 cup butter beans (or use other white beans)
- 1/2 cup frozen berries
- 1 banana
- 1 cup greens (spinach, kale, etc.)
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds
- 1 cup water or coconut water
I have the Nutribullet 900 which comes with two jugs, so I always make two at a time. The Nutribullet also comes with a to-go lid that you add directly to the jug, so you can take your smoothie with you (though it’s not leakproof if you put it upside down, so don’t just sling it in your bag!).
NutriBullet 900W Blender
I wrote a couple smoothie posts waaay back, you could try those too:
- Fuel your day: coffee, oats & banana smoothie
- Fuel your day: refreshing berries, carrot & greens smoothie
If you’re anything like me though, just drinking a smoothie doesn’t fill you up, so that’s why I added the bagel. You could have it plain, or with peanut butter, hummus or whichever vegan spread is your favourite.
Looking for high protein plant-based breakfast ideas? Look no further than every hangover’s best friend, the burrito!
You don’t need to make all the ingredients ifrom scratch – the idea is to make it with leftovers from my meal plan. You’ll need:
- Tofu scramble
- Roasted potatoes (other vegetables work too)
- Bean chili
- Spinach leaves
- A chopped tomato
- Some kind of hot sauce
- A wholegrain / corn tortilla wrap
Plonk all the ingredients into the tortilla, wrap it up tightly, sear it in a griddle plan, and you’re good to go! Wrap it tightly in foil to keep it from falling apart. You’ll probably need two hands to eat this one!
7-day vegan meal plan and shopping list bundle
Some days I just really want a savoury plant-based breakfast… enter this genius muffin idea!
While I’m good at coming up with plant-based meal ideas, I’m no pro baker. So for this plant-based breakfast recipe, I’ll refer you to the source of where I found them. Find the grab & go savoury muffins recipe here.
Check out the beginning of the video below to see how they come out:
These look so yummy, I’ll be testing them myself soon!
Breakfast bento box
Unfortunately, I do not currently own a bento box, but to me it would be great to make a breakfast on the go with some variety. For example, fruit + yogurt + muesli.
For more bento box breakfast ideas, check out this Pick Up Limes video:
The bento box Sadia uses in the video comes in a variety of colours. I’ve got my eye on the blue one below, or maybe the green patterned one. Tell me which one you’re adding to your wishlist in the comments!
BPA-free bento box
This post was all about plant-based breakfasts on the go
For more whole food plant-based breakfast ideas, you may also like:
- Keep the munchies at bay with these 6 hearty vegan breakfast ideas
- Easy plant-based meals: three vegan breakfast recipes.
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