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[rakehell]
I found that oats were giving me a ton of energy in the mornings, but now I'm tired of them. Brown rice was ok too, but I am getting a bit tired of that.

What else would you suggest?
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[User Picture]From: harriet_mwelsch
2011-09-01 12:16 am (UTC)

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high protein, high fiber cereal like kashi go lean is the best, energizing breakfast, imo. or some other whole grain cereal or granola + yogurt.
[User Picture]From: harriet_mwelsch
2011-09-01 12:16 am (UTC)

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soy yogurt, obvs.
[User Picture]From: rakehell
2011-09-01 10:47 pm (UTC)

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Maybe I need to splurge on granola.
[User Picture]From: eigengrau
2011-09-01 01:38 am (UTC)

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quinoa
[User Picture]From: rikkitsune
2011-09-01 02:35 am (UTC)

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Yeah, you can get quinoa flakes and make them into porridge too!
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[User Picture]From: rakehell
2011-09-01 10:47 pm (UTC)

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I've heard of quinoa for a long time, maybe I should try it.
[User Picture]From: macula_densa
2011-09-03 12:23 am (UTC)

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Seconded. I just use straight quinoa boiled in soymilk with some dried cranberries, walnuts, a little honey, and some fresh fruit on top. Good stuff! If you do this (or something like it), just make sure you rinse it first before cooking. Otherwise it can impart a slightly bitter taste.
[User Picture]From: eigengrau
2011-09-01 01:38 am (UTC)

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peanut butter banana bagel
[User Picture]From: rakehell
2011-09-01 10:48 pm (UTC)

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I've been avoiding keeping bread around the house, but perhaps I should give in.
[User Picture]From: kaycutie1
2011-09-22 10:43 pm (UTC)

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Try Ezekiel bread. Its loaded with protein
[User Picture]From: rakehell
2011-09-22 11:16 pm (UTC)

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I did exactly that several weeks ago! For me it's the fiber that rocks.
[User Picture]From: rachelraven
2011-09-01 02:18 am (UTC)

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My friend makes a coconut rice pudding for breakfast.
[User Picture]From: rakehell
2011-09-01 10:48 pm (UTC)

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Sounds tasty, but too much work for me!
[User Picture]From: rikkitsune
2011-09-01 02:44 am (UTC)

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Um, in Australia, Kellogs Special K is vegan (I am lactose intolerant, so am always on the lookout for dairy). I have the forest berries variety every day, or the honey and almond variety. I find it keeps me full for a few hours and helps my energy levels.

However, other countries seem to use whey powder in their Special K, so just check ingredients before buying!!!!!

Other suggestions, tofu scramble or peanut butter/vegan nutella (it's SOOOOO good when you make it yourself) on wholegrain toast or an English muffin.

If you have access to Tofutti products, they make some very tasty imitation cream cheese in different flavours. You could try that on some ryvita crackers with sliced tomato?
[User Picture]From: rakehell
2011-09-03 12:45 am (UTC)

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I don't do soy, but thanks for your tips.
[User Picture]From: icanseenow
2011-09-25 09:13 pm (UTC)

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"honey and almond" variety is hardly vegan anywhere...
[User Picture]From: rikkitsune
2011-09-26 12:07 am (UTC)

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Ah yes. My bad. Probably best to stick with the plain or forest berries or fruit and nut then. ;)
[User Picture]From: catnip13
2011-09-01 03:23 am (UTC)

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Mix it up with your toppings. Some of our favorites are:
dried cranberries, almonds and coconut
Peanut butter, banana and chocolate chips
canned pumpkin, brown sugar, raisins and pumpkin pie spice

[User Picture]From: cistle
2011-09-01 02:43 pm (UTC)

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This.
I usually put mixed berries, chia seeds, and maple syrup on mine. :3
[User Picture]From: lala_annie
2011-09-01 04:24 am (UTC)

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you can make some version of porridge/pudding with any grain. mix up the grains, mix up the fruit.

oat bars are my next suggestion. Almost the same ingredients as oatmeal, but more delicious.
[User Picture]From: lala_annie
2011-09-01 05:10 am (UTC)

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put your leftover oatmeal into your smoothie the next morning. for reals!
[User Picture]From: luai_lashire
2011-09-01 01:00 pm (UTC)

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Peanut butter on oatmeal bran toast is the most energizing thing I've ever eaten. It's really good.
[User Picture]From: rakehell
2011-09-03 12:46 am (UTC)

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I'll look for that, thankx!
[User Picture]From: gimmiegimmie
2011-09-01 10:37 pm (UTC)

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I eat beans and toast (sloppy joe's) for breakfast... but people think I'm weird. Also, I still get hungry/have to eat a second breakfast 3-4 hours later (~9:30am) but it seems to get me going for at least the first few hours of the day.
[User Picture]From: rakehell
2011-09-01 10:46 pm (UTC)

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I've always thought of Sloppy Joe's as being meaty, but that's a great idea. Sounds tasty, and beans must be in season because they all seem to on sale right now.

Second breakfast, elevenses, and tea, ftw!
[User Picture]From: gimmiegimmie
2011-09-01 11:12 pm (UTC)

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The trick is to use red lentils so that it's thick and the sauce doesn't get all runny. I usually use a can of black beans and a cup of red lentils (with spice and tomato paste obvs). I guess you could use TVP instead of lentils if you wanted to but lentils are hella cheap.
[User Picture]From: galileah_galile
2011-09-02 05:36 pm (UTC)

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Lentil soup in the morning isn't very breakfast-y but it's crazy good and keeps my going. Plus you've got everything you need in there, esp if it's veggie-heavy.
[User Picture]From: rakehell
2011-09-03 12:46 am (UTC)

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My excuse is that anything is breakfast in some cuisine somewhere. Thankx!
[User Picture]From: live_tonight
2011-09-03 02:27 am (UTC)

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Sliced apples with peanut butter is quick and delicious!