It is a lazy Sunday morning. Have you ever had one of those?
It is also that time of the morning when you need something to eat, so you go through the refrigerator trying to see if you can rustle up a quick, healthy vegetarian breakfast. Unfortunately for me, the refrigerator is pretty empty. Well, it’s not totally empty but I don’t see anything shouting “BREAKFAST” at me. All I see that I can probably use for breakfast is one papaya and a few slices of bread. I check the crisper at the bottom of the fridge. I see a block of tofu there. Bread, papaya and tofu…hmm…. I suppose I could make something out of that.
Still searching, I walk over to the cupboard. Maybe I will find something to add to the breakfast. Things are looking up. I see some old-fashioned oats, I see some chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, and some cashews. I also find some ripe plantain in my food basket. Now what can I possibly make? I need to think of something that I can do with all that I have found.
It’s not hard to eat as a vegetarian. You just need to be creative with what you have on hand. So this lazy Sunday morning, I am going to be creative and try to make something to eat from what I have found. I certainly will not starve and I don’t need any fish or chicken or meat of any kind. I can eat a healthy breakfast. So here goes.
So here is what I did.
I cut a few slices of tofu.
I seasoned it by sprinkling a little salt and some Mrs. Dash over it. Yes, that is all I put on it.
I poured a little olive oil in the frying pan and put the tofu to fry.
In the meantime I went ahead and got my seeds together. I took a spoonful each of the flax seed, pumpkin seed and sunflower seed, put them in the NutriBullet and ground them with the milling blade.
I measured out about 1/2 cup of old-fashioned oats into the NutriBullet and again used the milling blade to grind it to flour. I was planning to make a nice punch and I didn’t want it to be too grainy with chunks of oats.
I remembered that hiding somewhere in some corner of my fridge was some overripe bananas. Great. I went and got them.
So to my blender which now had the oats flour, I added a tablespoon of grounded seeds, two overripe bananas and some soy milk. I blended all of that together, added a bit of vanilla extract and a spoonful of honey for added sweetness. In truth, I really did not need the honey. It was sweet enough already, but the old sweet tooth kicked in. Tossed in a few cubes of ice and blended again. My punch was ready.
In the meantime after my tofu was finished frying I took a ripe plantain, sliced it and fried it as well. My breakfast was almost complete.
I did not use the cashew that I saw in the cupboard as I remembered that I had some cashew spread that I had made some days before. You can make cashew spread too. It’s pretty simple to do.
I took two slices of bread and spread it with some of the cashew spread. I added my tofu and fried plantain and there… I had a lovely sandwich.
My breakfast was complete Tofu plantain sandwich and banana oats punch. It was delicious and filling. I needed nothing more. And did I say healthy? This was a healthy, vegetarian breakfast. Grab a fruit of your choice to make this really complete.
Now I can do with the rest of my Sunday whatever I wish.
See how easy this all was.
What do you have for breakfast on your lazy mornings?
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