We had a Blast at Breakfast Class!

Think about your morning today? Was it a slow, lingering cup of coffee and a filling, delicious hot breakfast? I sure hope so. But so often it’s not. Some mornings are grab the granola bar or dry cereal, get out the door and eat in the car. How long does that breakfast last? 1 hour? Maybe 2?

Recently we had a class on Quick and Easy Breakfast for On-the-Go Mornings. Sharing good ideas and food together with 15 women was a fun way to spend the evening. We learned not eating breakfast promotes weight gain due to dropped blood sugar levels and lots of cravings later. Also eating “dessert” (cinnamon rolls, donuts, etc.) for breakfast could be even worse than not eating breakfast at all. Find foods with high protein and fat content to keep you filling full longer. Breakfast casseroles fit in that category. Stop in and check ours out. Just pop it in the oven and eat!

Also, to make mornings easier, making food in large quantities and freezing it was suggested. Yes, you can freeze smoothies, homemade granola bars, oatmeal and egg casseroles (before and after they are baked). Check out the recipe below for a freezable smoothie.

Not-Green Breakfast Smoothie

Serves: 2-3
 All ingredients available at The Country Cupboard except the banana.
1 cup frozen blueberries
2 tablespoons almond butter
2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
4 walnuts
3 Brazil nuts
1 large banana
1 tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil
½ cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
1 cup water
Combine all of the ingredients in an electric blender.

Blend on high speed until smooth (about two minutes). If the shake is too thick, add more water until you reach a thick but drinkable consistency. Serve chilled.

 

Nutritional analysis per serving (about 1 cup): calories 360, fat 26 g, saturated fat 7 g, cholesterol 0 mg, fiber 9 g, protein 11 g, carbohydrate 25 g, sodium 55 mg

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