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Low-Carb Vegan Breakfast Ideas

Low-Carb Vegan Breakfast Ideas - theskinnyfoodco


A brief introduction to the vegan diet: Veganism is a popular diet that focuses on eliminating all animal-based products, this doesn't strictly focus on meat such as vegetarianism, but also any bi-product made with the use of animals such as dairy & eggs. 

A brief introduction to a low-carb diet: Low-carb diets strictly focus on cutting out any carbs from your meal plans. This is typically done for weight-loss purposes but can also be a form of increasing your daily protein & fat content. 

At The Skinny Food Co, we love being able to provide alternative vegan recipes to family favourite dishes from breakfast to lunch & dinner.  We've compiled a list of the most popular plant-based protein breakfasts that are low in grams of carbs but high in protein and flavour!

So let's dive right in! Here are our top picks of filling breakfasts that minimise your carb content and provide a balanced breakfast for vegan dieters. 

Vegan Breakfasts 


1. Almond Waffles 

almond flour waffles with sugar free syrups for low cal low carb diet


These are easily one of our favourite recipes for both vegan & low carb diets, because of their nature, it almost doesn't feel like you're eating healthy food when you tuck into a big stack of our fluffy almond waffles. But rest assured, they're vegan, paleo, low-carb and totally guilt-free. 

You can top your fluffy waffles with frozen berries or any low-carb chocolate syrup.



2. Tofu Shakshuka & Low Carb Bread


Tofu Shakshuka with baked tomatos and high protein bread


Is there anything better on a cold winter morning than baked tofu & tomatoes, with the warming spices of paprika & cayenne, garlic & onion topped with fresh parsley? 

Shakshuka is known for being one of the best breakfast recipes if you have that extra little bit of time in the morning - Whilst it's true it's not going to be your go-to quick breakfast recipe, it'll definitely be one of your favourites. 

The best Shakshuka recipes come from using the freshest ingredients - fresh garlic, parsley, red peppers & tomatoes make the world of difference for this cosy breakfast. 

Use our high-protein low-carb bread thins alongside your tomato mixture for a filling and a healthy protein boost to your breakfast. 

3. Vegan Smoothies


supergreen vegan smoothie for low carb breakfast diet


Smoothies are a perfect way to get both nutrition and fuel in one drink. Throw everything together in a blender and enjoy!

When making smoothies you can choose to opt for a milk-based on a purely fruit-based one. When making smoothies with milk, we thoroughly recommend using coconut milk for an added flavour. 

Our favourite coconut milk-based smoothies include the following recipes: 

    • Creamy mango & coconut milk smoothie 
    • Coconut & blackberry smoothie 
    • Strawberry & coconut milk smoothie

But if you're looking to push the boat out with your smoothie-making skills, maybe you're beyond the traditional flavours and looking to enhance your knowledge and create unique new flavours, why not try:

  • Peach 
  • Acai Berry 
  • Watermelon & Pineapple

Pure Vegan Chocolate Shakes - This healthy, delicious shake packs 120 calories into every serving. You won't miss the dairy or eggs because there are no ingredients with animal products in them. Plus, it tastes like dessert. You'll never know what's inside -- just pure chocolate goodness!

In order to make our chocolate shakes we take our new and creative Chocaholic Syrups and mix them with Coconut, Almond or Oat Milk- You can choose from a wide range of Vegan flavours in our Chocaholic syrup collection from;


All these flavours are completely unique, and you're unlikely to find them in your local store, they take roughly 5 minutes of prep time (even quicker if you're buying frozen fruit).  If you're looking to add an extra dosage of protein, then include some vegan protein powder to each batch, making them the perfect quick breakfast that packs a punch of extra protein. 


4. Vegan Tofu Scramble


vegan tofu scramble - fried tofu with veggies for toast toppings


Using silken tofu, this is a great source of energy and takes minutes to make! The best thing about this recipe is you can easily substitute your favourite veggies and be as inclusive as you'd like, Whether you're looking for a crunchy texture or a soft scrambled egg-like breakfast. 

As a go-to, we typically use: 

  • Silken tofu (However, you can use firm tofu if you prefer) 
  • Baby Plum Tomatoes
  • Mushrooms 
  • Courgette 
  • Garlic
  • Curry Powder / Paprika 

You can be pretty free when cooking this to taste, adding your own seasoning and choosing which oil to prepare your veggies in (for a low-cal option we recommend our 1kcal extra virgin olive oil

5. Eggless Bites for Breakfast


eggless baked eggs with veggies deal for meal prepping


Want something you can even meal prep for the rest of the working week? Say no more! We've got you covered. These bites for breakfast are easy to make, and last up to 6 days in the fridge in an airtight container, meaning you've got breakfast on the go covered. 

Replacing eggs from these classic low-carb breakfast ideas - we use our Skinny Food Co Egg Replacement and mix with 40ml of water (per egg replaced e.g. 1 =40ml, 2=80ml etc). We then combine with peas, peppers, smalled chopped carrots, and baby spinach and bake in a cupcake baking tin. 

Once the eggless bites are cooked season to taste and add your own toppings, we like to use Vegan Cheese & chopped green onion, but tofu or vegan bacon also works really well!


Veganism & Weight-loss: 

Whilst the main factor of adopting a vegan diet isn't typically for weight loss, a number of people find that the vegan diet is more relaxed than other 'calorie counting & food tracking diets' such as the keto diet or low-cal. 

If you're looking to lose weight when swapping to a vegan diet then focusing on meals that are strictly veggies & tofu's, rather than replacements such as Vegan Cheeses & vegan creams etc is definitely the healthier option. 


High-Carb Foods To Avoid 

  • Fries 
  • Doughnuts
  • Crisps
  • Soft Pretzels 
  • Cakes 
  • Sugary Drinks
  • Sweets




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