Tuesday, September 1, 2015

VeganMoFo 2015 #1: Rise and Shine!



Day 1: Rise and Shine! It's MoFo time! Tell us about your breakfast.

WELCOME TO MOFO! I am so excited about this year's MoFo. Every day they have a different challenge, which I will of course be playing along with. I will be blogging daily, but also posting mini-posts on my Instagram account (you can find me @dimsimkitty).

So, day one and it is all about breakfast! I must admit that I am a bit repetative when it comes to breakfasts, and I tend to have three standard breakfasts that get repeated depending on what I am doing that day.

During the week my work days tend to be at least 11 hours long, so I need something to fuel me up for a morning of consults and get me through until lunch or a pre-surgery snack. My standard is two slices of HealthyBake Farmhouse Rye with Vegemite, avocado and tomato on them. And a glass of oatmilk. I know that drinking an actual glass of plant milk is considered uncool by some vegans, but whatever, I love a glass of oatmilk!

Work breakfast


On some of my weekdays off, I go to a 9.30 yoga class. I tend to have breakfast at about 8am on those days, and I need something that will give me fuel to get through a 90 minute bikram class (I love the hot room!) but won't leave me feeling too full (a full belly does not love the hot room). So I normally have a piece of toast (often Abbott's Country Wholegrain) with some natural crunchy peanut butter, a mashed banana and some cinnamon. In summer I will also throw some blueberries on there.

Pre-morning yoga snack


On other days, either after a 6.30am yoga session or a 6.30am PT session, I like to have a green smoothie for my breakfast. For a long time my standard green smoothie has been one frozen banana, a big handful of frozen mango, two big handfuls of baby spinach and some oatmilk. In the past I have also added in protein powder, peanut butter, LSA or other bits and pieces as well to bulk it up a bit.

Regular green smoothie


Of course lately my green smoothies have been all kinds of exciting as I have been working my way through the recipes in The Abundance Diet, but that is for another post!

I know, I know, I should be posting about all sorts of exciting breakfast things, but this is what I generally eat. I often make savoury breakfast dishes for dinner, and I really prefer cereal as an afternoon snack. Though I love pancakes and will make them for breakfast sometimes. And I LOVE eating out for breakfast!

So, welcome to MoFo! I have a lot of fun posts planned out and I promise I will be making some exciting things as well as just boring everyday foods. I can't wait to see what you guys have for breakfast!

Cute Kitty Photo of the Post: Month of Gizmo

Gizmo's 12th Birthday With Present


I thought for MoFo that it would be nice to have a month of Gizmo. For those who don't know, Gizmo passed away three and a half years ago at age 15 from kidney complications. I miss her everyday. This is Gizmo on her 12th birthday. This was one of her favourite gifts she ever received, she just loved these super catnip hearts!

8 comments:

  1. Awww, Gizmo. What a cutie. I'm glad I'm not the only one who cycles through the same breakfasts over and over!

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  2. Yay, glad you're taking part. I'm afraid I'm missing this year but hoping to read lots of posts. I too have three regular breakfasts. Mine are porridge, smoothies and overnight oats with chia.

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  3. Looking forward to your posts; what a nice idea to have a month of Gizmo! :)

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  4. It's the first time I read that it's uncool to drink a glass of plant-based milk. I guess I'm uncool then, especially that for the past few weeks I've been drinking not one, but at least two glasses of milk every day. I have two fractures and I want to make sure I get calcium and all.

    I should definitely try some Marmite for breakfast... I've had that jar of Marmite forever. I'll have that tomorrow with tomatoes!

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  5. What a lovely way to honor Gizmo! :)

    Yes to uncomplicated breakfasts! I know I don't want to spend a lot of time making breakfast and thinking about what to make for breakfast. All I can think when I wake up is FOOD IN MAH BELLEH NOW!

    Mr. Wing-It is going to have to join your "uncool vegans who drink plain milk" club. He also enjoys a daily glass of cold plant milk. I can't join your club because I don't like plain milk. I didn't like plain dairy milk when I was younger either. Does that make me cool then? :D

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  6. I love your breakfasts! Especially the vegemite, avocado & tomato sandwich. Yum! I haven't tried vegemite yet, I will have to try and track some down here in the US.
    11 hour work days huh? That's a long day! Glad you find some fun foods to eat during your busy day.
    Happy MoFo Susan!
    ps. your kitty is adorable =)

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  7. i love drinking a nice glass of almond milk or soy milk! nothing wrong with that. ;) also, i love the idea of adding cinnamon to pb & banana toast -- thanks for the idea!

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