When I first went vegan one of my first purchases was a juicer (and a blender). Before turning vegan I had never tried or drank a green juice, maybe because they weren’t trendy yet or maybe I just never cared for it. I can tell you now that juicing has nothing to do with being vegan.
This is one of my favourite smoothie combinations when I’m craving something filling and very healthy. This is a smoothie you can drink for breakfast, before a workout, or when you need to fuel up for a long day ahead.
As the New Year just begun, I know a lot of people are doing sugar-free cleanses to reset themselves after a holiday full of overindulgence on sugary foods. I know some people are allowed to have the “good” kind of sugar from fruit, however, some of you will avoid fruit, even its just for a couple days.
This smoothie is definitely one of my go-to smoothies any time and day of the week. For weekdays before work I always make myself a smoothie for breakfast and this recipe has been made on average at least 2-3 times a week for the past two years. This smoothie is so quick and easy to whip up it makes for the perfect breakfast when your busy and crunched for time.
I am not going to lie that cooking tofu scrambles has always intimidated me. I would occasionally order it at some vegan restaurants; some tasted bad. Until I went on a trip to New York and had the best breakfast I’ve ever had and yes it involved a tofu scramble. Since returning home I longed for that amazing tofu scramble so I tried to re-create it and if I do say so myself I did a damn good job. Now I can stop the cravings AND its healthy, delicious and so easy to make. That’s what I call a win-win.
This tofu scramble is full of delicious nutrient-rich veggies and protein packed, which makes it the ideal weekend breakfast for champions. Red peppers are high in antioxidants, vitamin C and boosts your metabolism, mushrooms are high in zinc, the kale adds fiber and the spices, especially turmeric, are anti-inflammatory for the body. Its also warm, filling and utterly delicious and the best part is that its so simple to make, yet packed with a ridiculous amount of flavour.