Creating delicious and satisfying vegan food on a college budget and schedule is not as inaccessible as one may think. Today, I will be showing you how to create my top 3 tasty, healthy, and easy vegan breakfasts that I eat every single day as a college student. These recipes can, of course, be edited to taste and preference.
Trust me, I understand the struggle of waking up, sleepy-eyed and restless from a night of studying (or whatever else a college kid does!). Over the course of my first 2 years at university, I have come to understand the importance of breakfast, despite the rush I am in to get to my first class in the morning.
This is where the importance of food prep comes in—as with any person, especially those in college with tight schedules. Time is precious, and meal planning and food prepping can allow for those tasty, wholesome meals when you are in a pinch. This brings me to my first recipe: overnight oats.
1. Peanut Butter and Banana Creamy Overnight Oats
My creamy, decadent and filling overnight oats recipe is sure to get even the laziest of college vegans out of bed in the morning. With different textures and a balance of sweetness, I have found that I wake up craving these oats. This past summer I was interning in New York City, and had to wake up incredibly early to endure a long subway commute downtown. This was my breakfast, without fail, every morning, and I have continued to enjoy it as classes have returned to session and my junior year of college has begun.
The following recipe accounts for my entire school/work-week of oats, so about 5 servings.
Peanut Butter and Banana Creamy Overnight Oats Recipe
Yield: 5 servings
2. Sweet n’ Savory Topped Toast
Next, for days where I have a little more time or am feeling a little more creative, I enjoy having toast. Again, this can be edited to taste, but I enjoy the “best of both worlds” with sweet n’ salty toast.
Sweet n’ Savory Topped Toast Recipe
Yield: 1 serving
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3. My Holy-Grail Green Power Smoothie
Lastly, this is the best option for on-the-go breakfast eaters. Here is my holy grail green smoothie recipe. This idea is also great for the warmer weather, or for pre- and post-workout breakfasts. I also enjoy this as a mid-day meal or pick-me-up when I need some brain power for studying.
This is my tried-and-true green smoothie recipe that I can always count on for fulfilling my sweets cravings, packing in the protein and superfoods, and being absolutely delicious!
I use my magic bullet to blend this up as well as variations of fresh and frozen fruit depending on what I have laying around in my freezer. Any high-power blender or processor should do just fine!
Holy-Grail Green Power Smoothie Recipe
Yield: 1 Serving
I hope these recipes are helpful or inspiring in some way! Be sure to let us know in the comments!
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