Tuesday, 22 September 2009

How to take on the morning and other stories

Slowly the moon went by. Shadows fell down from the hills, and all grew dark before them. The stars grew thick and bright in the sky above. No one stirred.
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day hands down. I can have it at any time of the day, doesn't really matter as long as it's breakfast food!

When I'm at home for breakfast (which seems to be only about 2 or 3 times a week at the moment) I normally have cereal and fruit. It's regular comfort food (I've been known to have the odd day where I've had this for lunch and/or dinner as well!).

My regular at the moment is a couple of weetbix, a handful of muesli (what ever I've got in the pantry at the time), a golden kiwifruit and a spoonful of peanut butter doused in heaps of rice milk. This will keep me going until lunchtime no problem.

Sometimes on a Saturday morning I might have a smoothie before yoga if I haven't been out running beforehand (I'm normally way behind schedule if I've gone running so it's cereal or a muesli bar as I'm racing out the door).

Sometimes it's a green smoothie, sometimes it's just your regular as above (frozen banana, frozen mixed berries, peanut butter, ground flaxseed, rice milk). I like it thick enough to eat with a spoon!

This morning I didn't feel like my usual weetbix so I made a super thick smoothie so it was a bit more like ice cream and I ate it out of a bowl topped with muesli and chopped almonds and walnuts. SO delicious!

If I'm having breakfast at work (the mornings I'm training before work) I'll have a homemade texas muffin and fruit (my favourites are the
Blueberry Ginger Spelt Muffins and the Zucchini Spelt Muffins both from Vegan Brunch) or toast (homemade bread...I love my breadmaker!) with almond butter and jam.

There are times though when I'll put on my apron (metaphorically speaking since my apron normally hangs forlornly in my bedroom and my clothes bear the brunt of my messiness) and make something more exciting. Unfortunately I've had a fair amount on lately so haven't had time in the morning to make something exciting like waffles or pancakes...hopefully this weekend? Can't wait to make those
Peanut Butter Waffles or some girdle scones again though...

Sometimes though I might even go out for breakfast/brunch/a meal before midday.
Kokako is just up the road from my gym so sometimes I might head there on a Saturday or Sunday morning for some fueling up.

This is their tofu scramble and it is really good...tofu chunks, tomato, mushrooms, potato and super grainy bread. Guaranteed to make your morning.


  1. Breakfast has always been my favourite meal of the day, and all of these meals look like a really great way to start the morning (or afternoon or evening, too!). Especially the smoothie/muesli combo - yum.

  2. Breakfast is my favorite! I can't believe I used to skip it when I was little. Any type of breakfast food though, I don't care what time of day, is so good.

    That super-thick smoothie is just what I need right now...so good!

  3. that smoothie just made me drooooooool

  4. I love brekky too! These days it's bananas for me but I used to LOVE gf cereal w/ a banana and rice milk.

  5. Breakfast is my most rushed meal of the day! LOL. I love all meals, I don't know if I have a favourite child. ;) I definitely am not big on sweet breakfasts first thing in the morning, with the exception of pancakes!

    Your breakfasts look great (though my non-morning-sweet-tooth would see me eating them for a snack later in the day). Am I sensing a peanut butter theme?

  6. A slow weekend breakfast is the joy of my week - cooked, hot, big, savoury. Your tofu scramble looks great!

  7. Breakfast "ice cream" is the BEST!

  8. That smoothie with the muesli looks amazing...
    Breakfast food is totally my favourite: toast, muffins, porridge, scrambled tofu, vegan french toast...it's all good.