I've been drinking a lot of smoothies lately, with coconut water, a banana, frozen blueberries, a splash of vanilla, and a couple big, dark, kale leaves. These smoothies are so good, and for those who are scared of the greens - you can't taste them at all. It just tastes like a blueberry/banana/vanilla-y drink.
Christopher doesn't eat much for breakfast. Most days this past week he's had simply 1/2 of a pomegranate. He saves me the other half of the arils, and I make beautiful oatmeal with them.
Or I have them alongside toast:
I've been on a whipped banana oatmeal kick, which is a great way to get more fruit into breakfast. I just bring 1/2 of liquid to a boil (I've been using a mixture of coconut water and almond milk), then you add 1/4 cup of oats, and let boil one minute while stirring it. Remove from heat, put the lid on, and let sit for a minute while you mash up a banana, and whip it real good. Remove the lid from the pot and stir in the whipped banana. Grab a spoon and stir in a spoonful of PB as you dump it in the bowl; this makes it extra delicious. Then toppings!
On weekends we both have big breakfasts, and this past weekend Christopher wanted to try my whipped banana oats, so I made two bowls (which only uses 1/2 cup of oats total, but fills both bowls beautifully).
On the weekend I also whipped up a batch of pumpkin dip, which is great served with vanilla wafers or graham crackers.
It's also pretty wonderful on top of a puffed pancake.
Puffed pancakes are pretty much the easiest thing ever.
- 2 T butter
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup milk (I used almond milk, so it didn't puff up as much as it could have, but was still delicious)
Heat your oven to 400 F. Put the butter in a 9 inch pie plate, and place in the oven to melt the butter. Brush the butter around all over the pan sides and bottom. In a bowl, beat the eggs, and then add the flour, salt and milk, just mixing until combined. Don't over-mix. Pour into pie plate, and bake 25-30 minutes. Serve immediately with whatever toppings you like.
After breakfast it's been pretty easy to get ready and get going in the morning, as the weather has been absolutely incredible! We had a bit of snow and cold earlier in October, but that has long gone, and we have been enjoying +15C ish temperatures (59 F). This past weekend people were out and about on the town in sandals and shorts! It's so nice to not have to wear a coat, and to not need to the winter tires I had put on back in October. Lovin' this!
What have you been eating for breakfast lately?
What are you up to this long weekend?