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Blueberry Banana Breakfast Oatmeal

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Mama’s Oatmeal – as my 5yo calls it.

I never liked breakfast even though it was always deemed the most important meal of the day.  I dislike soggy cereal, nothing ever filled me up so I didn’t see the point, and who has the time!  A cup of coffee was a great way to start the day for me: quick, easy and I could take it to go.

I can no longer enjoy milk like I used to and I now know the horrible truth of caffeine:(  Since doing the 6-week challenge, I had to stop drinking caffeine and milk anyways so it was a good time to explore other breakfast options.

Now, I eat a nutrient-packed breakfast that really fills me up and I can take it to go since I still don’t have time to eat at home most mornings.

I have included two versions.  My little one really like the idea of what I was eating but she is not a fan of blueberries or seeds so I left them out and added a bit of honey and sprinkled hers with coconut.  She thinks that she is getting such a treat!

Ingredients for Mama’s Oatmeal

1/4 cup Oats (not the quick oats)
3 Tbsp 100% Pomegranate juice
1 banana, sliced
1 cup of frozen blueberries
1/4 of mixed seeds and chopped nuts (sunflower seeds, walnuts, etc…)
2 Tbsp raisins

Directions

Put all the ingredients in a small bowl and combine together with a spoon.
Microwave on high for 2 1/2 minutes.
Mix together again and enjoy!
At this point, it is always too hot to eat so I put it in a container and take it with me if I am not coming straight home after school drop-off.

Banana Oatmeal without the bits

Ingredients

1/4 cup Oats (not the quick oats)
3 Tbsp 100% Pomegranate juice
1 banana, sliced
1/2 tsp honey
unsweetened coconut

Directions

Put all the ingredients in a small bowl and combine together with a spoon.
Microwave on high for 1 min.
Mix together again. drizzle with honey and sprinkle with some coconut.

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Banana Ice Cream – 1 ingredient! Dairy & Sugar Free

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We fell in love this morning! 

It is a long weekend so we made wholemeal pancakes with banana ice cream and raspberries.  The kids were a bit amazed at the idea of having ice cream for breakfast!

Here’s how we did it:

Banana Ice Cream

3 frozen, skinless bananas (slice in chunks and freeze them when they are really ripe but not quite as ripe as you would use for banana bread).

Blitz them up in a food processor and voilà! you have ice cream!  We served it up straight away as it was a   last-minute addition to our pancakes. 

If you find that it isn’t blitzing that well in your processor or you want a creamy ice cream a bit faster, add an unfrozen banana and that helps with the blitzing. 

THAT’S IT!!!

It was amazingly creamy and just like ice cream.

We added some extras this time as it was a ‘special’ day:

2-3 Tbsp of Cocao

1 Tbsp of maple syrup

Other additions could include:  coconut, nuts, and other frozen fruit for a different taste.  Frozen strawberries work really well with the banana.

For a creamier dessert, try adding some greek yogurt or try freezing them in popsicles (ice blocks).