Why Smoothie Bowls are the Easiest Breakfast Recipe

I am not a morning person. One of the ways I kept my morning routine simple was by not eating breakfast at all. I like to start the day gently, including breakfast. And while I l haven’t managed to start with yoga or meditation, I have adjusted some of my routine.

The biggest change has been breakfast. Oatmeal sounds appealing on a cold day, but lately I prefer a smoothie bowl.

Tropical Smoothie Bowl

Instead of the heavy feeling I get from oatmeal, a smoothie bowl leaves me feeling nourished and satisfied. I fill the smoothie with fiber and protein by grinding oats and letting them absorb some of the yogurt and milk overnight.

Thoughts of warm weather have made me crave tropical flavors. This bowl is made with banana, coconut flakes and coconut nectar.

Tropical Smoothie Bowl

Serves 2

1/3 cup rolled oats

½ cup vanilla Icelandic yogurt

1 cup skim milk or almond milk

1 tablespoon coconut nectar

1 frozen banana

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 banana, slicedhttps://measuredfoodlover.com/smoothie/


Coconut flakes

Put the oats in a blender and blend until pulverized. Add yogurt, milk, frozen banana, coconut nectar and vanilla. Blend until smooth. Refrigerate overnight in a container with a tight fitting lid.

Coconut Flakes

The next morning pour the smoothie into a shallow bowls. Top each bowl with sliced bananas, almonds and coconut flakes.

For some other healthy breakfast ideas try my recipes for smoothies, Dutch Babies, protein -packed oatmeal and yogurt parfaits.

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