Breakfast is my favourite meal. However, it's also the most challenging meal to re-create in Japan. Bread in Japan is pretty awful: they only have some very soft and sweet white sandwich bread, and the cereal selection is VERY limited. I gave up bread completely, and thankfully found a type of granola I really love, which I pair with fruits and yogurt.
Back home I used to make this awful-sounding (but delicious tasting) breakfast smoothie:
Chocolate soy milk, ice, banana, peanut butter, honey, apple juice, oatmeal.
Yes. Living in Japan means giving up some of your favourite foods from home, but I wasn't going to compromise for my smoothie addiction. After seven months living here, I finally purchased a small blender, and found everything I need to re-create my recipe. The chocolate soy milk was a bit difficult, as it only comes in individual portions, and I had to go to the import store to find peanut butter.
But I did it! Seriously, don't knock it until you try it!