Break Yo Fast

​The word breakfast literally means to break your fast, which is why it is such an important meal, because it lets your body know that you are indeed awake and a new day has begun. This is why when you skip breakfast and don’t eat until lunch time, you can feel like a zombie. 

When it comes to the morning rush, most people find it hard to get in to a routine that will allow them serve a self indulgent breakfast. That is why most of the greatest breakfasts are saved until the weekend, when people actually have time for themselves.

Being vegan gives you a chance to change this, not only to serve yourself a breakfast in the mornings but to take time to sit down with loved ones and enjoy good healthy food together. I am aware that this is something that can be alien to most people, with the majority of people I know, sitting on the sofa with their dinners on trays. I will never pretend that this is not something I have done myself, from time to time, but to make this a habit is something I refrain from, as I always feel so much better sitting at a table and eating properly, for all of my meals.

This may not be possible for some people, depending on how hectic your life is, I don’t want to enforce a vegan life style that will mean spending half your free time in the kitchen and 5 minutes eating. I want the ratio to be balanced, so that all of my readers, have time to cook the food I suggest and have time to sit down and eat it. I also want the food to be affordable and accessible, because as much as I would love to bust out the exotic menu from time to time, I don’t want to put something in the recipe that you will need to spend 4 hours driving around to find.

That is why for breakfast I really want my readers to take time for themselves, whether it is a grab and go breakfast that you know you can’t sit down for because you forgot where you put your shoes, or you’ve lost your hairbrush, life happens and I want my readers to know I am 100% not trying to make your lives any more difficult, I am just trying to get you to find your affinity with food again and enjoy what you eat, because being healthy is one thing but being happy is something that can only come from within. I shall now stop with my philosophical ramblings and move on to the food! 

Blueberry and Chocolate Porridge 

Ingredients –
1 cup x blueberries (washed)

1 cup x porridge oats

1 cup x water

1 cup x almond milk

2 tablespoons x Choc Shot

Method – 

1. Add the porridge oats, water and almond milk to a pan, stir and leave on a medium heat for 2 minutes until starts to thicken.

2. Add the blueberries and stir well.

3. Allow to thicken until your desired texture and then remove from heat.

4. Place porridge in a bowl and add the choc shot for a winning combination!

This is so delicious that I will even eat it as a treat at the weekend, I love how the blueberries taste in the porridge and the Choc Shot just gives it an added treat factor.

Oh me, Oh my Bagels

Ingredients – 
1 x wholemeal bagel

4 tablespoons x peanut butter

2 tablespoons x agave

1. Cut bagel half and toast

2. Remove bagel from toaster, slather with peanut butter.

3. Make it look pretty by drizzling over with the agave

I cannot explain how much I love this for breakfast, not only is it super delicious but it will keep you full until lunch time.

Scrambled Tofu on Toast

Ingredients – 
1 block x Tofoo Tofu (280g)

2 tablespoons x black pepper

2 tablespoons x garlic puree

2 tablespoons x vegan spread

2 tablespoons x paprika

2 tablespoons x coconut oil

Method –

1. Place coconut oil in a pan on a low to medium heat.

2. Crumble the tofu in to the pan and stir so that all is coated in the oil, this will help with the texture.

3. Add the black pepper, garlic, paprika and stir well to ensure all pieces of tofu are coated evenly.

4. Allow to cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring every minute or so, until it has turned a nice golden yellow.

5. Pop your bread in the toaster at this point.

6. Remove toast and cover with the vegan spread.

7. Place the tofu on top of the toast and enjoy immediately.

This is such a great breakfast, not only is it healthy, it is filling and tasty. It also takes less than 10 minutes to whip up which means you can even make time for this meal before work.

Full Vegan Breakfast

Ingredients –
3 x Vbites Lincolnshire Sausages

1 x cup of baked beans

1 x whole tomato

3 x hash browns

Method – 

1. Place the hash browns and sausages in the oven for the time instructed, they should be around the same time.

2. When they are 10 minutes away from being cooked, add the tomato to the oven also.

3. Place beans in a saucepan and cook them on a low heat 3-4 minutes before the rest of the feast is due to be ready.

4. Serve immediately with a nice glass of orange juice to wash it all down.

This is a great breakfast for when you are feeling you need something that is comforting and filling. It is moderately healthy, as the hash browns are baked, do make sure that the hash browns are vegan, as some companies do try to sneak non vegan ingredients.

The Big One


Ingredients – 

1 block x Tofoo Tofu (280g)

1 x vegan sausage (I used Linda McCartney’s but Vbites is great also)

2 tablespoons x black pepper

2 tablespoons x garlic puree

2 tablespoons x vegan spread

2 tablespoons x paprika

2 tablespoons x coconut oil

1 cup x beans

1 slice x wholemeal bread

Method –

1. Place the sausage in the oven, cook as per packet instructions.

2. When the sausage is 5 minutes away from being ready, place coconut oil in a pan on a low to medium heat.

3. Crumble the tofu in to the pan and stir so that all is coated in the oil, this will help with the texture.

4. Add the black pepper, garlic, paprika and stir well to ensure all pieces of tofu are coated evenly.

5. Allow to cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring every minute or so, until it has turned a nice golden yellow.

6. Pop your bread in the toaster at this point.

7. Place beans in a pan on a low heat and allow to cook for 3-4 minutes.

8. Ensure that the sausage is fully cooked, before serving.

This is such a great breakfast for the weekend, it really is quite simple and it fairly healthy. I usually add some brown sauce and have a cup of tea with it, for the ultimate weekend breakfast.

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  1. Thank you for the ideas 🙂

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