When people find out that I eat a plant-based diet, I am often asked in a sympathetic tone “what DO you eat?” I love this question, because my answer is a confident one—“the possibilities are infinite.” Folks who aren’t acquainted with eating a clean, whole food diet default to thinking that I must lead such a flavorless life of restriction and going without, which couldn’t be further from the truth.
Let’s take breakfast for example. Here are 10 of my favorite ways to start the day—better than a nutritionally-void, processed bowl of cereal every time.
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Buckwheat Pancakes
A great base for dozens of delicious adaptations from chocolate chip to apples and cinnamon.
Apple, Pear & Cilantro Green Smoothie
Fresh, easy and full of detoxifying cilantro.
Easy Blueberry & Cherry Granola
Top with fresh, 5-Minute Vanilla Almond Milk, Raw Hemp Milk or Raw Coconut Milk
This cereal is also great as a snack.
Can be gluten-free if you find gluten-free oats or substitute buckwheat for oats
“Cinnamon Toast” Amaranth & Quinoa Protein Power Cereal
Tastes just like buttery cinnamon toast. Delicious plain, or with 5-Minute Vanilla Almond Milk, Raw Hemp Milk or Raw Coconut Milk.
Fresh Apple, Parsley & Chard Green Smoothie
Detoxifying fresh and sweet.
Simple Raw Flax Fruit Salad
For those mornings when you need something quick and easy.
Raw Green Power Juice
If you don’t have a juicer, just blend these ingredients for a savory green smoothie.
Vegan Pumpkin Protein Pancakes
These take a bit more time to prepare, but they are worth every bit. Great to keep in the fridge for a quick snack.
Maya’s Chocolate Cherry SuperFood Smoothie
Dessert for breakfast, yes it’s true.