Monday, April 4, 2016

For Breakfast

Do you cook breakfast for your kids? I've always admired other moms who make things like real pancakes and waffles for breakfast on a regular basis. Growing up, we had a hot breakfast once a year: on Christmas morning! Otherwise, we were pretty happy with cereal.

Now that I'm a mom, I confess to not having much energy to cook in the mornings (in my defense, they come so, soooo early!). My kids eat cereal and bagels. The most I can muster up is a quick smoothie, made easier by bags of frozen fruit from Costco.

But I was recently inspired to shake things up a bit, and I made a variation of a berry-chickpea smoothie bowl that I came across. Don't be scared away by the chickpeas! You can't taste them one bit and they add some belly-filling protein.

It ended up being too yummy to share with my kids...

Berry Chickpea Smoothie Bowls

1 cup of berries, fresh or frozen
Half a banana
1/3 cup chickpeas, cooked or low-sodium canned
1/2 cup milk, any kind
1 Tbsp agave or honey

Garnishes of your choice (like chia seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, coconut, granola and sliced banana)

Add all ingredients except garnishes to a blender, or use an immersion blender, and combine until smooth.

Top with garnishes and serve right away in a bowl.

It was seriously delicious, and I got to feel self-righteous for the rest of the day because my breakfast was so healthy ;).

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