Going vegan or just changing your diet for the better can be overwhelming and swimming through hoards of information is often confusing. Everybody has their own style and that is definitely ENCOURAGED! Do your thing. The only thing I can say goes for ever lifestyle transition is: stay simple. Start with the basics and then add to it. Don’t try to bite off more than you can eat so to speak.
Today I am focusing on the most important meal of the day: breakfast! As usual there is three parts. I will outline them so you can skip to what you are interested in if you’d like.
Part 1: Find Your Base–Examples Included
Part 2: Additions!–Examples Included + Nutrition Chart
Part 3: Ocean Side Granola Recipe
If you have your own advice or questions feel free to leave a comment and I will respond as soon as I can! Without further ado, let’s get started!
1.) Find Your Base
Every meal has a base or a main food group you start out with. Today I will focus on more of a cereal based theme. Once you have a base you can add anything you want to make it your own! Some examples of some cereal type bases and some health benefits are listed below!
A.) Oatmeal–High in antioxidants and fiber. It can help lower cholesterol and improve blood sugars. It’s a very filling option and can even help with weight loss.
B.) Soaked Wild Oats–Also is high in antioxidants and fiber. These actually are fairly hard to eat fast, so I found it helps with overeating! Soaked Wild oats can also help ease digestion and assist in hair and nail growth!
C.) Healthy Breakfast Cereals–(Reminder these do not include Captain Crunch. These are more along the lines of plain Cheerios or plain Chex mix) They don’t really contain too many nutrition but it a great transition food for they are easily accessible and fast!
2.) Additions! (+Nutrition Chart)
This is the fun part of any meal…making it your own! Adding fruit, nuts, or plant milk is an easy way to make your very simple base into a delicious breakfast! Below are some examples that I think are pretty tasty!
Bananas–Vitamin B6, vitamin C, fiber, potassium, and protein.
Blueberries–Vitamin B6, vitamin C, fiber, and potassium. *Can greatly reduce risk of heart disease*
Almonds–Vitamin E, copper, magnesium, protein. * Helps with cardiovascular health.*
Walnuts–antioxidants, omega 3 *Assists with inflammation, gut health, Type 2 Diabetes, and reduces blood pressure.
Almond Milk–Vitamin D *Low calorie, helps with blood sugar, and reduces risk for heart disease.*
Coconut Milk–Vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B1, B3, B5, B6, iron, and calcium.
If you want more ideas and nutrition information click here!
*Reminder: Explore and do your own research to figure out what is best for you! These are just ideas!*
3.) Ocean Side Granola Recipe–(Pic Featured Above)
Ingredients: Plain Cheerios, broken up Nature Valley granola bar, sliced almonds, chia seeds, flax seeds, blueberries, peanut butter, and almond milk.
Directions: Slam that crap into a bowl and eat it. That easy!
For one serving (1 1/4 cups, 180g) its approx: 35 carbs and 210 calories.
That is all for this blog! I wish you the best in your food adventures!