I don’t know about you, but I am a huge breakfast person. I exercise in the morning, so eating early in the day is partly out of necessity, but mostly I just love breakfast foods. Oatmeal? I could eat it every day. Yogurt/granola/fruit? Such a treat. A good over easy egg? Probably one of my favorite food items in the world. I love it all, deeply, wholly, and truly.
During the week when I’m trying to maintain a (mostly) clean and healthy diet, I also need options that don’t take forever to prepare, because weekday hours are precious! Several months ago I came across this recipe from The Coastal Table, and bookmarked it to try later. When I finally got sick of moving a bag of frozen blueberries around in the freezer, I decided it was time to give it a try.
I added an overripe banana to the mix, used a combination of pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, almonds, and walnuts, and I fell in love. The recipe comes together so easily, and slices nicely into individually portioned pieces. I cut my batch up into 6 individual servings, and packed them up for easy on-the-go breakfasts during the week. Most days I added a sliced banana on top, and one day I tried this heated up with a splash of milk, which was also amazing. Perhaps the best part of this recipe is that it kept me full and satisfied for hours, which is somewhat uncommon with breakfast, especially on hard workout days.
Bottom line? This breakfast is delicious, nutritious, simple, and so, so satisfying. I don’t think you need an more motivation than that. Now excuse me while I go make my next batch!