Welcome to the Faster Pussycat Run! Run! Vegan Month of Food!
And as it is the first post we might as well start with the first meal of the day, breakfast.
I’m quite a creature of habit when it comes to breakfast. When I’m working and it’s cold outside I’ll have porridge and a smoothie. Porridge keeps me full all day, is easy to make and is rather tasty.
I usually make some variation of my hearty porridge, keeping the proportion of oats and liquid the same but changing the fruit and seeds as I fancy.
When it’s warmer weather I’ll often have yogurt and granola instead.
For ages I could never work out what to eat in the morning before a run. If I didn’t eat I didn’t have a good run, if I ate anything too heavy I didn’t have a good run, and if I ate peanut butter it was instant stitch city. Finally I worked it out and it’s rather simple. I’ll either have tea and toast with marmalade and vegemite if I’m doing a parkrun or a short run. If it’s a long run I’ll have toast and a smoothie made with two bananas and whatever fruit I have in the kitchen. This has worked for my training runs so far (up to 10 miles).
And when I return from my run and on lazy weekends I’ll often have a full English vegan breakfast.
My full English usually consists of toast or crumpets, scrambled tofu, fried mushrooms and ‘facon’ (V Bites bacon strips). Sometimes I’ll have baked or grilled tomatoes, sometimes I’ll have beans instead of tofu but this is my basic full English. Rather tasty and very filling.
What do you have for breakfast? What are your must haves for a full English vegan breakfast?