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Ahoy vegans; do you make yourself breakfast every morning? If so, what is it?

Lately I've been trying to be better about cooking a decent breakfast for myself every morning instead of grabbing sugary stuff at a coffee shop, blowing money for something fancier, or wolfing down a breakfast bar.

I'm also trying to be a boring adult and limit my sugar intake, avoid gluten on account I'm apparently at risk for celiac disease, and would like to try and be vegan whenever possible.... couple this with me being incredibly lazy and us not having a dishwasher in our apartment, and I've got what feels like very few options.

For the past two months, every weekday I've been crumbling firm tofu over a heated pan set to medium, throwing in some paprika, turmeric, salt, garlic & onion powder, nutritional yeast, stirring that up a bit for five minutes, and then ripping up a cup of pre-packaged kale/spinach leaves over it before taking it off the heat and tossing in a tablespoon of oat milk. I'll then eat half and leave the other for my wife.

It's been OK, but I'm trying to look into other options just to add some variety, and was curious if someone else has found something that works for them that I might be able to piggyback off of for inspiration.

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    soctar
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    I was going to suggest a blend of cereals and assorted fixings (nut butter, cacao nibs, etc.), but gluten-free cereals seem like they'd be a bit annoying to come by. My mom's been a big fan of...

    I was going to suggest a blend of cereals and assorted fixings (nut butter, cacao nibs, etc.), but gluten-free cereals seem like they'd be a bit annoying to come by. My mom's been a big fan of breakfast shakes most days -- spinach, some sort of protein powder, some fruit (frozen or fresh works pretty well), maybe some sort of nut butter. My partner was really into a japanese-style breakfast for a little while (rice, miso soup, maybe natto) -- could be worth trying, and it seems like it'd be easier to meal prep, if that's your sort of thing.

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    1. Douglas
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      Ooh, that Japanese breakfast sounds interesting, thanks! I've done the smoothies and they've been great. I think I'd just hated cleaning out my blender so much is why I'd wanted to try something...

      Ooh, that Japanese breakfast sounds interesting, thanks!

      I've done the smoothies and they've been great. I think I'd just hated cleaning out my blender so much is why I'd wanted to try something different-- but I'll likely circle back to them soon and just deal with it.

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    mat
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    I've been doing a lot of "overnight oats" recently. 1 part oats (a quick google suggests oats are gluten free but I'm not 100% on that) to 2 parts liquid - I'll often do 1 part nut/oat milk and...

    I've been doing a lot of "overnight oats" recently. 1 part oats (a quick google suggests oats are gluten free but I'm not 100% on that) to 2 parts liquid - I'll often do 1 part nut/oat milk and one part fruit juice. At it's simplest it's just those two ingredients - mix well in the bowl you're going to eat it from, pop it in the fridge and forget about it until the next morning. I find 1/4 cup is a good measure but it depends how much breakfast you like. Your total washing up is one bowl, one measure and one spoon! It's like a porridge but it's lighter and less claggy, and the fruit juice makes it refreshing too.

    But it really starts to get good with extras, and you can throw in whatever, either the night before to soak with the oats, eg chia seeds, coconut, etc; or in a side bowl to sprinkle in the morning: pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cacao nibs, nuts, dried fruit, crystallised ginger and so on. You can add spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger or whatever you fancy.

    On fridays (well, thursday night) I sometimes do a special friday breakfast with cacoa powder, honey and some vanilla extract. It's a bit chocolatey but still pretty healthy.

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    1. Douglas
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      I've been meaning to do this, thanks for the guidance and tips!

      I've been meaning to do this, thanks for the guidance and tips!

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    My usual go to breakfast in the summer is also overnight oats. @mat covered it pretty well! My favourite is peanut butter with a little maple syrup and some chia seeds for texture. Museli with...

    My usual go to breakfast in the summer is also overnight oats. @mat covered it pretty well! My favourite is peanut butter with a little maple syrup and some chia seeds for texture.

    Museli with vegan milk or yogurt is also a pretty solid option. Store bought ones often have a lot of sugary dried fruits, but you could make your own without or with less.

    I'm also really into ful medames for breakfast. There's a lot of variations, but I make it with a can of fava beans with some olive oil, sauteed garlic, cumin, and a dash of cayenne with some lemon juice added after cooking it down for a few minutes. I serve mine with crusty bread and olive oil, but you could eat it with GF bread or veggies (tomatoes and cucumbers would be good I imagine!).

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