When Greg and I first started talking about changing over to a vegan diet back in September, I was really happy that he was open-minded and in agreement to try it out. Greg is a total carnivore- and his breakfasts have generally been a whey protein shake (right after he gets back from the gym), followed by bacon and eggs a little while later.
I knew that it was going to take a little bit of work to convince him that he didn’t need animal proteins to be satisfied. First, I had to find a suitable alternative to his whey protein powder. Plant Fusion was nice enough to send me a big jar of vanilla protein powder, so we use that for fruit smoothies (which are also another breakfast idea). Greg prefers chocolate for his post-workout shake (and just blends it with water in a Blender bottle- ick). I got him a sample packet of Vega Performance Protein powder, which he liked a lot, and promptly bought a huge jug of it.
For his actual breakfast meal, Greg’s been eating a few different things- a sprouted bagel with Earth Balance buttery spread or an Ezekiel English muffin with peanut butter and a piece of fruit, or even just a huge bowl of cereal with soy milk. But his favorite breakfast so far is this:
I remembered a recipe that I had been obsessed with years ago from Post Punk Kitchen for a tofu scramble. I think I ate it every single day for a month (and then had to take a break from it for a while). Greg loves breakfast burritos- and that’s usually what he’ll order if we get breakfast somewhere. I get oatmeal… but you probably guessed that.