Meatless Monday starts with breakfast: in this case, positively delicious vegan breakfast recipes to help get you up on the right side of the bed, and out the door quickly. As far as we can tell, the perfect vegan breakfast recipes for Meatless Monday have three criteria: they have to be tasty, nutritious, and simple. These four tick all of the boxes easily.
This recipe for blueberry scones, made with coconut oil and a blend of flaxseed meal, all-purpose and spelt flours, is just unusual enough to make Monday mornings a little bit more exciting. The blueberries in these scones are paired with rosemary, a surprising match that will have you falling for these at first bite. To make them easy to dig into on Monday morning, bake the scones ahead of time and heat them up in the toaster oven before enjoying with vegan butter or a touch more coconut oil.
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This strawberry smoothie bowl is as quick to make as it is pretty to serve. Fresh strawberries and raspberries are sweetened up with banana, dates, and a touch of vanilla. Mint adds a nice touch of freshness, and almond milk lends the creamy consistency this smoothie bowl needs to be a true morning treat.
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Overnight oatmeal is a fantastic time-saver, and this recipe is one of our favorites. The creamy base is thickened with a combination of mashed banana, chia seeds, and almond milk. The relatively simple concoction is then ready for whatever toppings you have on-hand: more banana, other fruit, homemade vegan granola, toasted nuts or seeds, or a drizzle of maple syrup.
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We all have those mornings where breakfast is the last thing on our minds -- the kids are sick, your inbox seems to have quadrupled in size overnight, and you can't find a pair of clean underwear to save your life. It's on those mornings that having vegan raw cranberry coconut bars on hand can be an absolute lifesaver. These bars are rich in protein thanks to the almonds and cashews with just the right dose of carbs from the dates, cranberries, and coconut flakes to give you that jolt of energy you need first thing in the morning -- especially when it's one of those mornings.
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