Hi friends! Happy What I Ate Wednesday… breakfast edition.
It’s no secret that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I’ve only mentioned it about a billion times, posted a thousand pancake recipes and have it for dinner like always. My numbers may be a little off but you get the idea.
I could easily eat oatmeal, banana and peanut butter for breakfast every.single.day. I wish I was kidding.
Lately, I have been challenging myself to change up my favorite meal. I saw Jan doing this so I was inspired. Routines are an important part of life but as I have learned, too much of even a good thing isn’t so good. So I have been trying “new-to-me” breakfasts, putting together different flavors and discovering.
I pushed myself outside of my food comfort zone shall we say. And you know what? It was pretty easy… with the exception of bananas often sneaking their way into breaky because some things are just too good to change.
None of these breakfasts are crazy by any stretch of the imagination — I am sure you have eaten one or two of them before. So today is a little reminder (for me and for you) that it certainly does our mind and body good to switch things up every once in awhile.
N’oatmeal: Flaxseed meal “oatmeal” with hazelnut butter, dried fruit mix (cranberries, raisins, cherries, blueberries, goji berries and pumpkin seeds) and cinnamon. All I did was added boiling water to about 1/3 cup of flaxseed meal — super filling!
Squash happy: Butternut squash, banana, pumpkin seed butter, pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries. I borrowed this idea from Tina since I had lots of leftover squash.
Breakfast pizza: I tweaked Michelle’s [recipe] slightly — I used PB2 because I don’t have peanut flour and hemp milk instead of almond milk. Topped it all off with peanut butter, raspberry jam [recipe] and far-too-expensive-not-in-season raspberries. Delicious and a whopping 20g of protein!
A yogurt-less parfait: Brown rice cereal, frozen raspberries, banana and hazelnut butter “parfait”. Not too shabby.
Quinoa for breakfast: Quinoa flakes, Anita’s breakfast boost mix (chia seeds, hemp hearts, currants, dried cranberries) and banana. This could be my new favorite breakfast…
The classic with a twist: Oatmeal, cocoa powder, cinnamon, PB and banana. Why haven’t I done this before?! Awesome.
Thanks for hosting us Jenn :)
Now excuse me as I go devour some banana PB oats… I kid, I kid.
Questions of the day…
Do you ever need to push yourself outside of your “food comfort zone”?
How do you change up your meals?
What’s your favorite breakfast?
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