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Old 06-27-2012, 06:05 PM   #23 (permalink)
edahlt
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Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day. I absolutely love it! Wish every meal were breakfast.

I have a few different things that I tend to rotate through.

Oatmeal: I hatehatehate plain oatmeal, and instant is way too sweet for me. I like to cook up a batch of oatmeal using soymilk and add sliced banana, chopped apples, or other fruit and either peanut butter or almond butter (always all-natural: one ingredient only) while it's cooking so it sort of melts in. The banana makes the oatmeal almost creamy, which is absolutely lovely, but I think I discovered my favorite combination this morning:
1/2 cup oats, 3/4 cup vanilla soymilk (or regular milk, if you're so inclined), 1/2 cup frozen blackberries, and 1 tbsp peanut butter. The blackberries sort of dissolved in the pot and turned the oatmeal a lovely purple shade and added just the right amount of sweetness and flavor.

Scrambles: Tofu, spices (curry powder, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and black pepper, usually), kale, spinach, tomato, and red or orange pepper all in a skillet. If I know I'll be having a lot of protein later, I'll omit the tofu and just have a vegetable breakfast. Obviously, you could substitute eggs in for the tofu if you want.

Smoothies: I blend 12 oz of soft, silken tofu, banana, berries, kale and spinach then pour it into a bowl. In the microwave, I melt a tbsp of peanut butter or almond butter, pour it over the smoothie mixture, and top it with some high-fiber granola or cereal.

Note that often breakfast is my biggest meal of the day, so halving some of these recipes (particularly the smoothie one) might be more your thing.
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