Summer Breakfast Recipes
Breakfast is undoubtedly the meal I think about most, from almond milk French toast to bright bowls of fruited cereal, what I eat first thing is my way of setting my intention or the day, a moment of relative calm before the rest of the day unfolds.
Here are some of my favourite breakfast recipes to see you through the spring and summer. Eat them outside or at least with the windows open.
This recipe is the title image – a summer staple in our house.
A super-simple suggestion for something fresh to start your day with.
I love the simple flavours here: vanilla, lemon and creamy ricotta. I like to use good sheep’s ricotta if I can get my hands on it. The rest of the tub is great stirred through pasta or spread on toast and topped with berries. I have found that decent gluten-free bread works really well too, as the almond milk mixture helps prevent the bread from being too dry. For vegans you can make the French toast with extra almond milk and skip the eggs and use some coconut yoghurt in place of the ricotta.
The tofu I use here is neither the silken stuff nor the firm stuff. It’s usually just labelled as tofu in water; it crumbles nicely in your fingers when you break it up. Silken tofu will work too, although the scramble will be a little softer. I always try to buy the best tofu I can: most supermarkets stock good organic stuff these days – and some small UK-based producers are cropping up at markets too.
I sometimes sweeten this with a little honey. The ingredients are easily and quite cheaply available online or in health food shops.