When changing to a vegan diet, I could no longer eat a lot of foods. A classic english breakfast with eggs and bacon, scrambled eggs or various pastries were no longer part of my meal plan. However, since a big, balanced breakfast is very important to me to start my day, I looked for alternative ways of designing the first meal of my day when switching to a vegan diet. I came across many great alternatives, of which I would like to introduce you to one of my favorites, a vegan protein-porridge, in this blog post!
Porridge is not only a delicious meal, but also great in terms of nutritional values to start your day. The complex carbohydrates it contains are great, especially in the morning, to provide you with long-term energy for the day. This will keep you full for a long time and prevent food cravings.
The great thing about porridge is that there are no limits to your own imagination and you can use a variety of fruits and spices to give your porridge the finishing touch. Even if I keep getting creative myself, I still have a basic version that I always come back to.
- 50g of oats
- 1 scoop of vegan protein powder
- Some cinnamon
- Some ginger (spice)
- Frozen fruits
The preparation is extremely simple. Put the oats in a saucepan and cover them with water. Now stir in the protein powder and add more water if necessary. Next, add the remaining ingredients and cook it with medium heat until the oats have absorbed the liquid and your porrdige has become more viscous.
Alternatively, you can cover the oats with water in a bowl and add the frozen fruits. Now put them into the microwave for about 2 minutes at 800 watts. Next, stir in the protein powder and add the remaining ingredients. If necessary, you can also add some water if the protein powder cannot be stirred in well. With this variant however, you should soak the chia seeds in water for about 15 minutes in advance.
My insider tip: If I am particularly hungry I also like to use 100g oatmeal and combine this with 2 spoons of protein powder. A real protein-bomb!
For the 50g-version
Für die 100g-Variante:
Have fun cooking and enjoy! 😉