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Strawberry Nanacream Granola Bowl

I have to admit, I am not much of a breakfast eater. On a typical morning, I drink a cup of coffee and call it good. What more do you need, right?! I am fully aware of the saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Of course, it also is the hardest meal for me to eat. When I was younger, I use to not even be able to hold down an apple for breakfast… I think I’ve come a long way. In my morning routine, sleep is priority, not breakfast… which results in me using time that should be allocated to breakfast to sleep instead. I have a feeling a lot of people can relate to this.

I have always been aware of what I put in my body; however, breakfast is my unique struggle as I don’t consume anything… equally as unhealthy. I’ve noticed in my morning work schedule, I am constantly lacking energy, even with the help of coffee. So I started  trying to pre-making breakfast the night before work. When I wake up, all I have to do is put it together – brilliant! One of my favorites so far is strawberry nanacream granola bowl. Look at how pretty it is!

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Ingrediants (Makes 1 serving):

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 6-7 frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup of granola of your choice (I used a pumpkin flax)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/4 cup of cottage cheese (if you hate cottage cheese, you can sub for greek yogurt…you can’t taste the cottage cheese – promise)

Directions:

  • Add granola to serving bowl.
  • Cut frozen banana in half and put in blender (I use a Nutri Bullet) along with frozen strawberries.
  • Add cottage cheese to blender.
  • Add vanilla to blender.
  • Blend well, if consistency is liquidy, add ice or more frozen strawberries.
  • Once you are satisfied with the mixture, add to bowl.
  • Done! (Unless you want to make it look pretty like I did, then slice each fruit to put on top and sprinkle granola.)

*If you are a coconut lover, add coconut shavings to your bowl – Yum!*

This is a super easy breakfast to take with you if you’re in a hurry. It usually takes me 5 minutes to put together before I run out the door. I recommend not using a granola that is high in sugar, as you are already adding plenty of natural sugar. Try this recipe and play around with different flavors!

I always welcome breakfast ideas. What’s your favorite breakfast??

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