Get Healthy for the Holidays! Pt. 1 | Savory Breakfast Recipe | Gluten free + Vegan |

Welcome to my Get Healthy for the Holidays series! Every day this week I’ll be bringing you a new healthy recipe to get you looking and feeling great for all of the upcoming festivities 🙂 Today’s recipe is a gluten-free, vegan savory breakfast recipe with polenta, asparagus, and a super quick lemon basil sauce! Hope you enjoy!


Vegan Polenta with Asparagus + Lemon Basil Sauce

3 cups water
1 cup almond milk
1 tsp salt
1 cup dry polenta
1 tsp vegan butter (optional)
salt + pepper to taste

asparagus, cleaned and trimmed
ground mustard
onion powder
garlic powder
salt + pepper

Vegan Lemon Basil Sauce
3 tbsp hummus
1 tbsp lemon juice
3-4 large basil leaves
1-2 tbsp water

Combine water, almond milk, and salt in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Slowly whisk in polenta and stir until thickened. About 30 seconds.

Reduce heat to low and cover.

Cook for 10 minutes, stir. Re-cover. Repeat as needed. Polenta needs about 30 minutes to cook from start to finish, so just keep an eye on it and stir occasionally.

Before serving, add butter and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Store bought short cut here:

Then steam asparagus then season with spices and salt and pepper.

Finally, blend hummus, lemon juice, and basil until very smooth. About 30 seconds.

Plate polenta and asparagus, then drizzle sauce on top and finish with a touch more black pepper.

If making for a holiday brunch or even as a side dish, try sprinkling on Follow Your Heart vegan parmesan cheese. So good with this recipe!

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Peace.Love.Vegetables says:

Lovely breakfast idea. I prefer savory meals. Looking forward to the next week.

Aryanna Murillo says:

This recipe looks delicious cant wait to try it by the way I love you videos

sabrinaczyszczon says:

great idea, i really want to try this for myself!! and what you said about the vegan butter and not demonizing certain foods was pretty amazing. i appreciate stuff like that and know exactly where you are coming from. thank you!! <3

sara wells says:

I love that you’re doing a whole week of these healthy meal ideas! Love you and your channel, xo!

Philip Gipson says:

Your ideas are great. 🙂

Katherine Gambel says:

I believe Sabra has a recall on it! Don’t use sabra hummus right now!

Edina Kurdi says:

Exactly! Love that this is savoury, I prefer savoury for breakfast and have been searching for good recipes! I’ll try this tomorrow! Thanks!

julia taylor says:

polenta and leaks and butter are my FAVORITE. you need to try it.

Peace.Love.Vegetables says:

I saw one of your videos on Recipes World. Maybe you should check it out.

Danielle R says:

This looks so delicious! I’ll definitely be making this Sunday for my family
Side note: toss any Sabra hummus you have on hand! Their was a recall earlier this month on all products because of possibly harmful bacteria

Nicole Link says:

I LOVE a savory breakfast and I’ve made this twice already…SO good.

Sandra Hess says:

I watch a lot of vegan-related YT….your channel and info is excellent! Thank you!

sisterpassion says:

I never want the overly sweet vegan oatmeal & smoothie bowls that most people include in videos! Thank goodness for a savory vegan breakfast recipe! 🙂

Nicolette Gray says:

I’m going to try this!

Nivia says:

Yum this looks tasty and fancy

Jenna Walthour says:

Thanks for the point about adding the earth balance! It’s so hard for me to add even a teaspoon sometimes!

Smileeen says:

I too love savory breakfasts so thank you!

Whole Foodie says:

Looks delish!!! I love savory breakfasts thanks for the amazing idea!!

Lose Your Veganity says:

Yesssss savory breakfast!!!

TheMerdiff says:

Yum! Can’t wait to try some!

Kalani K says:

Looks like a winning recipe for a lunch or dinner also!

JuleInLiebe says:

I’d never eat this for breakfast because to me breakfast has to be sweet but it would be a great dinner as well.

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