We interrupt your regularly scheduled somethin’ Sunday for more pressing matters..FOOD, DUDES!
AKA this month’s recipe redux! Here’s what we had in store for February.
Break Out of Breakfast Boredom
Cooks aren’t always pressed for time in the mornings – they just need new ideas. Think mug cakes, smoothie bowls, breakfast cookies and more. Show us the healthy way you wake up your breakfast – or wake up just for breakfast!
I’ll admit it, I’m pretty boring when it comes to breakfast. I have a steady rotation of eggs, smoothies, and oatmeal that only changes with what fruit is on sale for the week.
As I toss around the idea of another elimination diet for the never ending battle with a rebellious digestive tract, that kinda takes two of the three breakfast choices out of the picture.
Luckily that’s still just a thought. I’m not ready to break up with peanut butter just yet. We’ve committed so much to each other already that it’s hard to just throw it all away. However, I am open to getting a lay of the land that’s out there.
Like chia pudding. The new guy of the breakfast world. I’ve already December-fied it with my vegan eggnog chia pudding, but I’ve got Spring-filled dreams ahead of me, and everything is a technicolor green.
To be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever even had a shamrock shake, and if I did, it would have been over 12 years ago…aka the last time I’ve ever eaten anything from a fast-food restaurant.
Subway doesn’t count.
But I’m gunna take a shot in the dark, and say that they’re not whipping up their St. Patty’s Day shakes with spinach and almond milk. Or that they have ever even been in the same sentence as chia seeds let alone the same room..or cup.
But I know that they are minty, thick, sweet, and an obnoxious shade of green, so they have a lot more in common with a chia seed pudding than they ever expected. Never judge a book my friends.
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 banana, peeled
- 1 cup fresh baby spinach
- ¼ teaspoon pure mint extract
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend on high for 1-2 minutes, or until thoroughly mixed.
- Pour into two mason jars or containers with lids, and store in fridge overnight.
Now you could make this all in the same morning, but it wouldn’t be nearly as thick or as convenient than to make it the night before.
I also highly suggest adding a scoop of chocolate protein powder to yours and making it into a mint chocolate chip chia seed pudding. You won’t regret it.
Now see what all the other redux-er’s are throwing into the breakfast mix below for some more inspiration!
Make it a great day!
Have you ever had a shamrock shake?
Do you have the same breakfasts? Or do you mix it up? Gimme some new ideas!