My daughter isn’t a breakfast eater. She takes after her father in that way and struggles to eat first thing in the morning. I try and bribe her with waffles and maple syrup, pancakes, eggs and bacon, cereal and she will take a little bite here and there but not enough of it gets in her belly. I hate the idea of her starting her day on an empty belly and it’s been a morning stress for me for as long as I can remember.
I learned, through trial and error, that she will happily eat a smoothie bowl first thing in the AM.
Smoothie bowls are essentially exactly the same as a smoothie except a little thicker so you eat them with a spoon rather than drink it.
I’m not sure if it’s the novelty of eating a smoothie with a spoon or if it’s just her love for what she considers a cool treat but I’ll take it.
I’ve never really liked the idea of drinking my breakfast so smoothie bowls have been amazing for me.
The best part of a smoothie bowl breakfast is that you can technically change it up every day. Use different fruits or add different toppings on top, you’ll never get bored!
This is our favourite recipe:
1 cup of frozen fruit (we love berry blends)
¼ cup of milk ( any type will do, regular milk, almond milk, coconut milk)
½ a banana
1 tsp of honey
1 tbsp of peanut butter (optional)
Blend in a blender and put in a bowl. Top with your favourite toppings.
I love topping it with berries, sliced banana, a handful of walnuts and shredded coconut.
You can easily change up the flavour of this smoothie simply by changing up the fruit, the milk or even by replacing the honey with a splash of maple syrup. Change up the toppings; sliced fruit, different type of nuts, chia or hemp seeds, the options are endless.
Smoothie bowls have saved my morning struggle. I know that my daughter will start her day with something in her tummy. It has become a go to breakfast on these hot summer days in this house and that makes me happy.