Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Vegan French Toast

Already through Wednesday!! You have to love a short week. How have you been? Hope everything is going well. How are your workouts? I suppose I should call my Wednesday posts “Workout Wednesdays”, as I always seem to talk about my weekly plan on Wednesdays. My workout plan has been/is as follows:

  • Monday: Taught Body Step
  • Tuesday: Taught Body Attack
  • Wednesday: Ran 6 miles in the SC heat (I think this means I’m a real southerner now, right Kath? ;)- btw Happy Anniversary to Kath & Matt)

 

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  • Thursday:  Teach 45 minute Step, 45 minute Pump
  • Friday: Off
  • Saturday: Teach Body Step
  • Sunday: Off

What do you all do in terms of off days? Do you plan? Do you listen to your body? How many/week? I plan around my teaching schedule but aim for two days off a week (since my schedule is pretty heavy otherwise).

Tonight, I attempted to makeup a Vegan French Toast recipe. Note: the actual French toast mixture is vegan, the Great Harvest Bread (one of the breads I used), is not vegan.

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Ingredients:

3/4 cup Almond Milk (I used sweetened original)

1 tablespoon whole wheat flour

1 tablespoon ground flax seed

1 teaspoon vanilla

Desired amount cinnamon

6 slices of bread (I used 2 slices of Great Harvest Dakota Bread, 2 bagel thins)

Directions:

Wisk together first five ingredients. Dip bread (both sides) in mixture (make sure it really soaks it up). Spray a pan with non stick spray (or alternatively add oil). Place pan over medium high heat. Cook toast up, flipping until toast has reached desired crispiness.

I served Josh’s with some eggs, spinach & cheese (obviously not vegan).  I topped both of our plates of French toast with strawberries (which I cut up, sprinkled with stevia, and let sit to get extra juicy).

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I topped mine with some yogurt (and ate the rest of the yogurt on the side ;)). You can use soy yogurt to keep this vegan:

 P1080811This was super delicious, I cannot wait to make it again! Yayy for Brinner, right Lauren?

Enjoy the rest of your week!!

57 comments:

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

I am also a brinner fan. I think I may have some right now, thanks to you! :)

Molly said...

That looks delicious!
There's a recipe for vegan french toast in ED&BV using chickpea flour that's really good too!

fittingbackin said...

Nice workout girl! Your plans for this week are awesome!! Those sb's look good - i've been all over the strawberry, thrilled that they're in season again!

Julie said...

BINNERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!! hahah i just had eggs for binner! and of course a ridiculously large bowl of veggies. yum.

i haven't had f toast in forever!

i'm usually a planner when it comes to workouts ahead of time and always give myself a day off which is usually the weekend. i find that if i take off a day during the week i'm usually sluggish that day which i hateee!

have a fab-o night girrrrl :)

Jessie (vegan-minded) said...

I love brinner and I love french toast. Perfect post in my book! :)

Megan D said...

This post came at the perfect time because I have seriously been craving some french toast! I almost picked up the frozen kind from Trader Joe's and then figured I should just make it myself. This recipe looks delish!

Lauren said...

Heck yes girl! Love that you rocked the "brinner/bfd" and I even love it more that I inspired you! :)

Sounds like a great week so far. Hope the rest goes well for you.

Jenna said...

Brinner is hands down, my favorite 'dinner'!

Nice job on the run. I don't know how you southerners can run outside this time of year. :)

Nisrine@Dinners and Dreams said...

It looks healthy and delicious. I adore flaxseeds!

Have a great night!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

YUM! That looks great. I love strawberries on top of french toast.

lee@In My Tummy said...

I had brinner tonight too.

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

Mmmm we did breakfast for dinner last night too, so good! I usually aim to workout 3-4 days per week, any more is just too much to juggle with working 45-50 hours per week at the job too -- but you make it look effortless! :)

*Naomi* said...

ahh brinner is the best!! i usually have eggs for brinner since I always want something SWEET in the morning! :) these look delicious erica!! I posted a sweaty pic of me on my blog today tooooo

hbobier @ Basil Vodka said...

Brimmer is an awesome way to shake things up. Thanks for posting the vegan french toast recipe--I'll have to give it a try!

Kath said...

Haha - yes, definitely a REAL southerner!!!

simplyshaka said...

Good for you for getting a workout in outside, I hate working out in this dreadful humidity.

And that french toast? YUM! I havent had french toast in awhile and think that needs to change soon. Two more days---yay!!!

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

Oh yum! What a simply and scrumptious breakfast!

I listen to my body. On days when I'm just not feeling it, I do a walk or an easier combo type workout.

From Here to There. In Purple. said...

i think you are the prettiest sweaty girl ive ever seen!!

Velva said...

Looks delicious. You are working out hard too.

Stacey said...

Do you make separate meals for yourself and for Josh, if so wow is that a lot of extra work?

Trying To Heal said...

i def listen to my body especially since my work entails so much exercise!

the french toast looks delish! i need to try mine that way next time!

Janetha said...

just catching up with you. the dinner w/ friends looked delicious~ that cobbler? yum! and you are DEFINITELY the parfait QUEEN. mmmm...brinner is the best.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

girl when we lived in myrtle bch and also in wilm, NC we used to run, avidly. and we trained for some half's and marathons in july, like heat indexing at 105+. so disgusting. props to you!

and for the vegan f.t. YUM

Kelsey said...

got my attention with the post title!!! hehe

love the sweat, hard workouts are the best.. and ur still smiling!!! beautiful<3

BroccoliHut said...

Great recipe! I love French toast so much:)

insideiamdancing said...

I love brinner! Feels like such a treat :) French toast is so good at any time of day...love it :)

Love your workout plans! I try to plan workouts and rest days but TRY to be flexible...sometimes I'm just not feeling the planned workout and need to listen to my body :)

madeleine@mad-about-running.blogspot.com said...

What a great run!!! I'd say let's run together soon, but there is no way I could ever keep-up. The french toast looks delicious. I tried being a vegan last year and I wish I had more recipes like this one. Can't wait to see you soon sweetie!! I was going to tag along with Linds tonight to Body Pump but it's a long story that's better in person:)) Can't wait to meet you soon- feels like I know you already! XOXO

allijag said...

WOW! That vegan french toast looks fantastic! :) Nicely done sister!

Heatha said...

I have been planning my workout schedule around teaching, too! Luckily, my teaching schedule is not so intense for the summer so now I can actually plan some workouts for myself! :)
Great job on your run - that heat looks brutal......!

thedallasceliac.com said...

I love breakfast foods for dinner. So easy! I haven't had french toast in years which is silly because I eat GF bread all the time...

I plan my workouts loosely - 2 swims, 2 rides, 2 runs - and adjust as needed to make sure I get it all in. I plan 2 rest days and sometimes I take more, sometimes I take less. I'm so rigid with the rest of my life that workouts seem more enjoyable when they're moveable on a whim. I imagine that would be hard to do for you, though, since you teach classes.

Nice time on the run! Speedy!

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

I'd say that def makes you a true southerner! I love brinner. The french toast looks fab!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I love how you and Josh usually have the same things, but you just switch it up a bit so it can suite both of you--looks delish! Breakfast foods are by far my favorite.

Staci Dombroski said...

I would say that you are a true southerner now!!! Way to go on the workouts!

Anne Marie said...

Your french toast looks awesome! I could go for some of that!

homecookedem said...

My off days are usually days that exercise isn't convenient. Like Sundays are usually busy doing stuff with family or around the house, so that naturally becomes a rest day for me.

Your vegan french toast looks wonderful!! :)

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather said...

Brinner is my favorite meal! I usually go for pancakes or eggs, but french toast totally needs to make a brinner appearance.

I usually have 1 rest day each week. Most of the time it's on Saturday just because I'll be busy on that day, but sometimes I'll take an extra during the week if my body needs it.

Krista said...

My gym time is back on track! YAY! I usually take the weekends "off" from working out because we're pretty busy around the house (and kids) anyways.

This is the second French toast post I've seen this morning and now I really, really want some!

Have a great day, Erica...

Lauren @ Health on the Run said...

Every week I loosely plan my off days based on what else is going on. But I try to listen to my body and be flexible if something comes up or I'm just not feeling great on a certain day.

And breakfast for dinner (or I guess Brinner...haha love it) is my favorite meal! That french toast looks awesome!

Holly said...

Wahoo I can't imagine how GREAT you felt after that hot, sweaty run! There's nothing like that feeing, right??

The french toast looks DELICIOUS! Brinner is one of my favorite things in the world. I LOVE savory oats and they are so great in a (time) pinch!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

I'm suprised it worked without the eggs! Though I've often heard of using a flax egg, I haven't had much luck. Good for you, very cool!

teresa said...

good for you for running those miles in the heat! i have a hard time sitting outside in the heat let alone running!

the french toast looks awesome and healthy!

Maria said...

Looks like a fabulous french toast recipe! Thanks for sharing! We love having breakfast for dinner. I eat oatmeal every morning so sometimes it's nice to have other breakfast foods for dinner.

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

i complain about running in the heat in DC but i'm sure it's even hotter there! good for you with that run!! :)

whataboutsummer said...

glowing with sweat! looking great

The Blonde Duck said...

That's so funny! I had french toast last night for dinner!

tam said...

My mouth is watering I want in on that amazing looking food! x x

Holly said...

BFD rules my life. it's the best - in fact, i have had a veggie egg scramble for dinner the past two nights :)

i try and plan my workouts every week, but things come up so i usually just go with the flow. however, i usually end up with anywhere between 1-3 days off per week. happy thursday!!!!

Katie said...

I'm so bad, I've been going inside to run on the treadmill because this heat makes me wilt!

I LOVE your French toast... my dad had some this weekend and I stole a bite, and ever since I've been craving it!

Sarah said...

Wow you really are on a vegan kick! The french toast looks yuumy, really you just use almond milk and subtract the eggs- does the whole wheat flour provide the missing body from them?

My off days are determined by how beat up I feel :P and on the rare occasion we have to be somewhere super early (I'm a morning exerciser, can't seem to do it later in the day)

Have a nice afternoon!

Nicole Carrillo said...

You're such an inspiration, teaching classes throughout your week, and eating such yummy food! You're pushing people to work their best while you teach, and you're motivating all of us bloggie-folk to make awesome versions of french toast! Thanks for the recipe, I LOVE the simplicity + wholesome(ness) of the ingredients! Have a great week! :)

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Priyanka@thehealthydiary said...

The French toast and the strawberries look so good. Yay for short work week.

Bridget said...

LOVE Brinner!! Mmmm french toast sounds so good right now :) Looks delicious!
Love a good sweaty run! Happy Friday!!

Jessica said...

Delicious recipe! I love the strawberry additions.
In the winter I do a lot more planning. IN the summer, I never really know how my evenings will go, so dinner has just been thrown together lately.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Angharad said...

Mmmm vegan french toast! That looks really good.
If I'm training for a race, I tend to work out about 5 times a week - 3 runs and a couple yoga classes but when I'm not, it's a bit more relaxed and depends how I feel. At least 3 times a week to keep me from feeling gross though!

Andrea @ CanYouStayForDinner.com said...

LOOOVE french toast. Vegan version looks awesome! I just love that you topped it with fresh berries for a refreshing summery feel! Awesome workouts too, my love! Hope you enjoy your weekend!

lynn @ the actors diet said...

this sounds terrific! i am not vegan but i never have eggs around so i will definitely be using this recipe sometime.