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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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Better than Nutella!

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I love Nutella.  I grew up on it eating it with peanut butter in a sandwich.  Yum.

I love chocolate.  I used to eat it everyday (I still could!).

My family loves Nutella and chocolate.  Ooohhh…I felt a challenge coming on.  How could we have chocolate and eat it too without all the sugar and added nasties?

The Chocolate Truffles are divine but they do take some time to prepare.  What do we do if we need an instant choco fix?

Here’s what we came up with the other day:

Ingredients

2 generous Tbsp of Almond Spread (100% almonds)
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tsp vanilla
1-2 Tbsp cocoa

Directions

Put all the ingredients in a small bowl and combine together.  You may want a bit more honey if you like it a bit sweeter.

Spread on some Corn Cruskits or toast and sprinkle with unsweetened coconut like my kids like to do!

A great afterschool snack paired with a Green Drink.  Get the kids to drink the green drink first so they can have their chocolate treat!