Good evening, fellow witnesses of history! Does anyone else feel like if you tried to describe what’s going on in the world right now to yourself last year, you might laugh? A virus? A giant asteroid? Toilet paper? Tigers? What?
Anyway, now seems like the perfect time to contribute to the world of quarantine snack hacks by offering up my favorite at-home healthy breakfast, because even though I have eaten it pretty much every day since the start of this quarantine situation, I still find myself excited to eat it (even apparently at midnight the night before). It is so simple that I don’t really know if I can get away with calling this a recipe, because it’s really just assembling the ingredients, but hey! It’s super quick, easy, delicious, inexpensive, and healthy. It’s also vegan and gluten free, and makes me feel amazing. I call it a bomb breakfast bowl.
You’ll want to start with a base of plain nondairy yogurt. Stir in protein powder (I usually just use plain pea protein) and (optionally) chia seeds. Top with frozen fruit of your choice (I like to switch it up, but my favorite combo is frozen blueberries and mango, and if you have a banana to chop on top as well that’s even better). For some kind of textural crunch, I like to top it with granola or nuts. And for extra bonus points, top with cinnamon and even a drizzle of honey if you like it sweet. Overachievers, you can put whatever other fancy stuff on there you want too!
My favorite way to eat this is to let is sit for a few minutes so the frozen fruit melts a little bit – it turns into a soft frozen dessert texture which is so bomb! Because it’s super cold, I like to make a hot drink to sip with it, usually coffee or matcha (probably both).
I hope you get a chance to give this a try! Gathering these super simple ingredients will allow you to inexpensively make a bunch of these. It’s important to give our bodies healthy fuel now more than ever and feeling great means life feels more magical too!