Vegan alternatives are often thought of as expensive and inconvenient, but that isn’t always the case. You don’t have to shell out the cash for soy-protein alternative meats and vegan egg substitutes to have an amazing vegan breakfast. Use some tips below to make delicious vegan breakfasts on a frugal budget.
- Grain cereals: Millet and oatmeal are tasty breakfast staples that are nutritious, easy to customize, and often can be bought at a great discount.Cook with your favorite milk alternative, like soy, rice, or almond milk, and add your favorite fruits and spices.
For a more directed approach, try some recipes. Creamy Morning Millet with Apples is easy and only requires four common ingredients—millet, rice milk, apples, and salt.
For something more exotic, try some fancy spins on cut oats. The best part of these recipes is that most don’t require cooking—simply mix the ingredients together, and you’ve got an easy, delectable breakfast.
- Smoothies: Need a vegan breakfast on the go? Make a delicious fruit smoothie and drink it on your commute.This recipe for a Tropical Morning Treat only costs about $1.00 per smoothie. All you need is ice, fruit juice, fruit, and a blender. This recipe calls for an apple, orange, banana, and orange juice. Yum!
If you want to mix it up, don’t follow a recipe. Just use your favorites. Since you’ll be mixing it with ice anyway, buy frozen fruit for smoothies so you won’t have to worry about fresh fruit going bad.
- Tofu: If you’re in the mood for something more savory, tofu is a vegan’s best friend. Tofu is inexpensive and provides plenty of protein.Tofu scrambles are fantastic alternatives to scrambled eggs, and they are easy to make. This recipe is an easy guide for tofu scramble first-timers, but it is easy to improvise.
To prepare tofu, wrap it in a clean towel and stack something heavy, like a book, on top of it to press out moisture. This way, it will absorb seasoning better. Heat a pan with your favorite cooking oil, and add crumbled tofu, your favorite seasoning, and your favorite vegetables. Cook until it’s heated all the way through, and you have a mouth-watering, protein and vitamin rich start to your day.
Being a vegan is hard, but it’s great for your health and great for animals. You don’t have to give up on flavor though. It’s easy to create scrumptious vegan breakfasts on a budget.