The need to satisfy the protein requirements in your diet is particularly tough for vegetarians. Here are a few recipes to try out.
1. Banana-cashew overnight oats
This meal is low in sugar and high in protein. A cup of this breakfast provides about 15 grams of protein and 11 grams of fiber. You only need to spare five minutes to make the meal in advance.
2. Chia pudding
Actually, you don’t need a recipe here. Simply combine chia seeds with dairy milk and add your favorite toppings. You may use peanut butter, banana or even coconut.
3. Sweet potato overnight oats
Sweet potatoes are undoubtedly a powerhouse when it comes to nutrition. For instance, one large sweet potato gives six grams of fiber and four grams of protein. All you need to make this meal is oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, salt, unsweetened almond milk, sweet potato puree and fresh ginger or ginger juice. If you want it to be more substantial, add raw pecans or walnuts.
4. Blueberry-banana-almond oatmeal
This meal offers a sweeter and healthier option for breakfast oatmeal. You are simply spicing up your oatmeal with blueberries, banana and almonds. The banana topping sweetens the oatmeal, while the almonds only contain a little measure of fat. This is nothing compared to the refined sugar and fat contained in brown sugar or butter, respectively.
5. Tropical acai bowl
Acai bowls come in handy when serving a tropical smoothie. The bowls are naturally sweetened with mango, pineapple or banana flavors. The resultant smoothie is cold, creamy and somewhat sorbet-like in texture. Also, the meal can keep well in the refrigerator for a couple of days.
Mistakes to avoid in a vegetarian breakfast diet
Eating unhealthy vegetarian food: Just because a product is labeled vegetarian does not mean it is healthier. In this regard, ensure that the ingredients in your breakfast are truly healthy.
Not drinking enough water after breakfast: A vegan breakfast is mostly characterized by large quantities of fiber from the oatmeal and such. We know that fiber tends to absorb a lot of water. In the end, vegetarians are more likely to be hydrated than vegans. It is therefore critical that a vegan increases their water intake — particularly after breakfast.
Eating a diet low in calcium: Most vegetarians concentrate on eating whole foods for breakfast and totally forget to consume calcium.
Poor planning of meals: A vegetarian breakfast should be part of a well-balanced diet. If your breakfast is poor in nutrient content, the journey to a healthier life is that much more difficult.