Oatmeal (as long as it is made with water and not milk) and I have the restaurant add raisins, cranberries, strawberries, almonds, whatever they have on hand to sweeten it naturally. Or else I make the oatmeal at home. A delicious organic cold cereal (which my husband buys at Costco) is called Nature's Path Organic pumpkin flax plus Granola. It is really delicious with either plain or vanilla soy milk. Whole grain toast with the Earth butter that Alicia recommends in the book. That melts so well and really does taste good, and I don't even miss butter.
We like to toast whole grain bread, drizzle a bit of flax oil on it, a little Blackstrap Molasses (very high in calcium and iron), and then spread almond butter on it. Very tasty ! Also Tofu scrambles are nice, throw in some baby spinach, roasted red peppers, onions, garlic, turmeric, and lots of nutritional yeast, yum ! A couple scoops of Earth Balance stirred in at the end makes it nicely buttery. Open and drain a can of vegetarian baked beans, simmer on stove and drizzle some Blackstrap Molasses and a little mustard into it, yum ! Lay some pre-made hashbrown patties on a pan and bake for 20 or 30 minutes. easy and way less expensive than buying them in public, plus they're not being deep fried, just baked and are just as delicious. They can be found in the frozen breakfast section of most grocery stores, in 10 or 12 packs for around 2 bucks. The ultimate veggie breakfast sausage are the Field Roast Smoked Apple Sage links, these are fantastic, and are great sliced and sauteed in tofu scrambles, or just on the side. They also go wonderfully in homemade stuffing for the holidays.
My favorite breakfast of late is steamed greens (kale, bok choy, savoy cabbage) and tangerine sections with a ume plum vinegrette and gimme lean sausage patties with a drizzle of maple syrup. It looks much better than my carnivore husband's sausage and eggs breakfast. And from start to finish takes less than 10 minutes to prepare.
Lately I also really love steaming kale with grated ginger on the side--or right on top--of a couple pieces of sprouted bread, broiled with a little drizzle of olive oil & minced garlic. Not a typical breakfast, but after trying it, my body often craves it first thing; &, it takes only a couple minutes to make. Beans would be good for more protein. I've thought a recipe I make with whipped white beans (first sauteed with leeks & garlic) would be good reheated in the a.m. with wilted greens & truffle oil over the top. Also try mashing pinto beans & spreading over sprouted toast or bagel with spinach (& tomato in summer). Whole wheat couscous with berries & warming spices is really good for breakfast as well; just pour boiling water (1.5:1) over couscous & spices, cover for about 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork. Apples caramelized with maple crystals is good over steel-cut oats or oat groats. I also like adding pumpkin & sunflower seeds to things in the morning. On mornings I lift weights, I like a protein shake; I've been using hemp with banana, berries, greens, etc. Thanks for all the other great ideas. I especially can't wait to try fermented oatmeal.
i just eat cold brown rice with various additions depending on the day:
last nights leftovers, a mashed banana and splash of almond milk, superfood powder with spirulina and a tea. of peanut butter, soy yogurt, plain. depends. but brown rice usually sets me off on a good day.