Recently, I shared on Facebook Live one of our favorite go-to breakfast and snack “recipe/not recipes.” As part of my longing to create “everyday welcome” in our home, I love that breakfast bowls are pretty, healthy, and fast. I can serve these in a pinch to a guest, but I can also make our family feel special just by making something so simple that looks lovely, too. I called this a recipe/not recipe, because you don’t need to measure, and you can customize these bowls to fit your cravings, your food preferences, or what you’ve got in the pantry. Best of all, these easy breakfast bowls are nutrient-packed and delicious.
For being as simple as they are, these bowls are elegant, too, and would make an easy snack to share with last-minute guests, or overnight visitors, or hungry pre-teen-neighbors after school.
An easy “formula” to follow is to
Try to incorporate at least one fruit, a protein (nuts and seeds are great!), and a healthy fat.
If you eat dairy, greek yogurt is a great option for adding to your bowl. We often use “banana milk,” which we use with chia to seeds to form a sort of pudding, or instead, coconut cream.
The recipe below uses the banana-milk concoction, and it’s just one of lots of combinations we make in the morning, or for an afternoon pick-me-up.
- 1 can full-fat coconut milk
- 1 banana
- 1/4 teaspoon (optional)
- 1 - 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1/4 cup cubed pineapple (fresh or frozen)
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 tablespoon chopped macadamia nuts
- Combine coconut milk with banana and optional cinnamon in a blender.
- Blend on high until completely combined.
- Stir in chia seeds and let set an hour to overnight in refrigerator; mixture should thicken slightly.
- Place pineapple in two bowls and drizzle with banana/chia mixture.
- Sprinkle with chopped macadamia and coconut flakes and enjoy.
- These bowls are perfect as a snack and also are easy and beautiful to share with a guest.
Mornings can be hectic!
While our family homeschools and we like to take the time to cook breakfast with a meat and vegetable when we can, for most people (and for us, quite often!), we are either in too much of a hurry, or we are too hungry when we wake up, to wait for a cooked breakfast. This easy breakfast bowl idea is flexible and fast enough that we can throw one together for our family and take them on the run when we are headed out, too.
Here are some other ideas for easy to create breakfast bowls!
Mango, macadamias, cut pineapple, dried, unsweetened dried coconut flakes.
Sliced bananas, cashew butter, chopped or whole cashews, hemp seeds, cinnamon.
Raspberries, cacao nibs, sliced almonds, drizzled with browned butter or ghee.
Sliced apples, walnuts, flax meal and/or hemp seeds, walnuts, with a bit of raw honey.
What do you think? Would you make this easy breakfast/snack idea? What twist would you try?
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