All posts tagged: Breakfast

Vegan MoFo: Chocolate-Chip Corn Muffins

I make vegan baked goods quite often for my coworkers. To answer today’s Vegan MoFo prompt, “Share something vegan (and delicious, duh!) with a non-vegan” I am sharing this recipe for Chocolate-Chip Corn Muffins. I made these muffins a few weeks back and brought them into work for my hungry colleagues to gobble down. They did just that. Not one was left over, and I received many a compliment. Even though I am not vegan, I often veganize my baked goods. I do so largely because I eat dessert every day. Yes, you heard me right. Every. Single. Day. Because of this, I don’t want to be eating mountains of butter, eggs, and refined sugar on a regular basis. I’d much rather eat something made with whole grains, heart-healthy fats, and unrefined sugars. Also, vegan baked goods taste remarkably similar to the traditional (barring, of course, some recipes which require a lot of rising). Pictured above are some of the healthful ingredients used in the muffins: pure vanilla extract, maple syrup, avocado oil, whole-grain spelt …

Raw Blueberry Power Porridge

Today’s Vegan MoFo prompt is “Something blue”. Voila, ┬ámy friends, something blue: This gorgeous Raw Blueberry Power Porridge is a fun way to shake up your breakfast routine. If you’ve never had raw buckwheat porridge before, it’s made by soaking buckwheat in water for 20 mins or longer, and then blending the buckwheat into a smooth consistency. In this recipe, I’ve done just that, but added frozen wild blueberries for flavor and that sexy color. I buy my frozen wild blueberries at Trader Joe’s for a few dollars, but you can also find them in bulk at Costco or BJ’s. On top, I added fresh blueberries, along with little dabs of homemade brazil nut butter and sunbutter. I think next time I will add some crunch by scattering on a few kernals of raw buckwheat. I recommend that you do so! Why is this Power Porridge, do you ask? Well, because I added a half scoop of protein power for some extra staying power. Don’t get me wrong, one serving of buckwheat does have 6g …

Vegan MoFo 2015: Lemon Blackberry Smoothie Bowl with Peanut Butter

It is officially Day 4 of Vegan MoFo! If you were wondering what I was up to yesterday, I opted to post on Instagram instead of the blog. Make sure to follow me on Instagram to view some of my Vegan MoFo recipe creations (as well as daily healthy food pics and inspiration). Today’s prompt is: “Tell us about a weird food combo that you love.” Well, if you insist… I love peanut butter with anything fruity and sour. In particular, I love peanut butter with pineapple, lemon, and lime, and no, I don’t mean in a stir-fry (because that’s not really weird). I mean in smoothies or slathered on a big slice of whole-wheat bread (whole-wheat toast with melty peanut butter and warm pineapple. Don’t say I didn’t warn you about how addictive it is). Hence this recipe, which features a sweet-tart lemon blackberry smoothie, topped with chia, peanut butter and crunchy bran flakes. As my theme is Half-Marathon Training Fuel, let me mention that this is a refreshing post-run breakfast or snack. If …