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6/1/13 8:23 A

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the smoothie sounds yummy

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6/1/13 8:13 A

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Tried my first smoothie for breakfast this morning. I made it with the following:
1 medium carrot
1 cup mixed greens
1 frozen small banana
1 tbsp of flaxseed meal

Not sure that it was the best combination of foods, but it actually tasted really good - the taste of the banana came through the most. I wished I had added some oats to the mixture too - we'll see whether it keeps me satisfied until lunchtime. I think I could have added more water to the mix too - so will know better the next time.

I used my old (36 year old) Sunbeam blender to mix it and it did pretty good. I'm seriously thinking of getting a Nutribullet from Target. I think it will make a smoother drink and I know clean up will be a lot easier.

It was a fun experiment and pretty good to boot!

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5/23/13 6:34 P

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"What I typically do is merely have leftover dinner for breakfast."

And that's a very economic thing to do...why it has not caught on more in America, I don't know. I think that's what a lot of folks do in other countries, I've been told.

The only time I've really ever done that in the past, is if I had pizza for supper, I would sometimes have it for breakfast, too. But of course that wasn't a very healthy choice!

" so we should try to be open-minded and broader when thinking about what to eat"

So true, Will.

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5/23/13 2:40 P

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I agree - it's time to give up the notion of what breakfast "should be". I've always loved scrambled eggs with veggies for breakfast - so switching to tofu should be an easy transition. (In fact, I bought some tofu yesterday for just that reason.) I've been having mostly "porridge" type meals with different grains and I definitely want to add more variety. Although I've always been careful about drinking calories, I may even have a smoothie now and then.

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5/22/13 11:56 A

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What I typically do is merely have leftover dinner for breakfast. I had butternut squash for yesterday's breakfast, which was leftover from dinner the night before. Today I had spinach and kale salad with avocado letover from last night. My doctor used to tell me that breakfast is nothing more than refueling -- breaking the fast (hence the name breakfast) -- so we should try to be open-minded and broader when thinking about what to eat. He was right. Tofu scramble w/ chopped veggies is one of my favorite staples for breakfast. Usually the chopped veggies I use are green peppers, red onions, kale, asparagus, and broccoli.

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5/22/13 10:34 A

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"I think the main idea is to be creative. Let go of the old ideas of breakfast food and have fun experimenting."

You are so right, Shiva--and I agree 100 percent...and yet it's still the one area of my vegan life that I have trouble changing--breakfast! (Never knew I was so "old school" in my eating till I became vegan!) My southern roots still cry out to me to have either cereal or sausage and eggs for breakfast! As a vegan I usually end up eating cereal and almond milk, and occasionally scrambled tofu.

But your breakfast idea sounds fascinating enough to me that I think I'll have to try that! I love roasted veggies and I love sour things, like Kraut. So I will have to try that sometime soon! Thanks for the idea!

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5/22/13 1:08 A

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I think the main idea is to be creative. Let go of the old ideas of breakfast food and have fun experimenting.

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Sometimes I toast an Ezekial pita on the stove top and pile it up with veggies. Today I put a bit of almond butter on it, then roasted sliced eggplant and topped with homemade sauerkraut (oh, it was so good.) I make so many variations of that. Sometimes I put a homemade vegan pesto on the bottom (or maybe hummus), and load it up with finely shredded red cabbage, sauteed mushrooms, sea asparagus ... oh anything.

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5/20/13 8:55 P

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Thanks for the ideas everyone. I'm definitely going to try a few.

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5/20/13 1:56 P

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My brother frequently has a large salad for breakfast. My son usually has leftovers, if there are any. Soup. Pizza. Whatever.

If you go to the breakfast buffet at Whole Foods, they usually have a spinach and mushroom saute, which is delicious.

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5/20/13 9:52 A

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I often have steamed spinach, kale, brown rice, or edamame for breakfast. I recently had rutabagas. I've had a robust garden salad for breakfast. I'll have butternut squash tomorrow.

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I sometimes eat salad and soup for breakfast

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5/20/13 7:42 A

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I had a kale smoothie for breakfast. It was really filling, I couldn't finish it.

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Breakfast Homefries
3 potatoes cubed, 1 onion diced, 4 tsp soy sauce, paprika or chili powder to taste, pepper, 6 cherry tomatoes halved, 2 green onions thinly sliced

BLT Burrito
smokey bacon tempeh, Veganaise, lettuce, napa cabbage, tomato, grilled whole wheat tortilla

Scrambled Tofu
1 onion, 2c cremini mushrooms thinly sliced, 2 cloves garlic minced, 1 pound tofu, drained and crumbled, 1/4c nutritional yeast, juice of 1/2 lemon, 1 carrot grated added at the end for colour (optional) Serve with guacamole, salsa, potatoes and tempeh bacon
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asparagus and sun-dried tomatoes, dijon and turmeric in the scramble

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5/20/13 6:21 A

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How do you get your servings of vegetables in the morning? I normally drink 8 oz of vegetable juice, but I'd like to add more without resorting to a smoothie. (I like to chew my food, so the idea of having just liquid for breakfast does not really appeal to me. Except for the vegetable juice, I don't like to drink my calories.) When I ate eggs, I would stir-fry veggies to go along with it. Any thoughts or ideas? Thanks everyone!

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