I’ve been meaning to start a breakfast/lunch series for months (also to kick myself out of making the same things over and over!), with easy go-to ideas and others that take a little more love to prepare. This one is very simple but we always feel refreshed after it. Breakfast is our favorite meal of the day, though I put together these oatmeal bowls and green smoothies most often for lunch during the week when my kids are hungry and getting tired and cranky. If you don’t have a lot of time in the morning or around lunchtime, this is a nice way to recharge. And — if you don’t like oatmeal, just switch it out for greek yogurt but keep the cinnamon and honey!
Good morning from Zagreb and I hope you had a great weekend!
Cinnamon & Honey Oatmeal Bowl
1/2 C old fashioned quick oats
1 C milk (or water)
1/2 teasp cinnamon
good squeeze of honey
1 plum, sliced
Cook the oatmeal according to its directions with the milk (or water), cinnamon and honey mixed in. My kids like it when I mix in more milk afterwards to cool it down. Top with the fresh fruit.
John Shea & Gracie’s Favorite Green Smoothie
1-2 C frozen wild berries
1 C whole fat, plain greek yogurt
2 large handfuls of fresh spinach, collard greens or kale
1/2 apple, cut into chunks
1 C + fresh apple juice
Add all of the ingredients to a blender. I usually pick a small handful of parsley from our herb garden because it adds another element of flavor and parsley is really good for you! Blend and add more apple juice as needed. Enjoy!