Chocolate Milkshakes for Breakfast?

Since I wasn’t able to do a daily blog for every day last week, I thought I would split up the meal times and cover the highlights.

breakfast potatoesBreakfast can get a little boring around here and for awhile, all we ate was oatmeal or eggs. But lately, we’ve been getting more creative. My husband makes amazing breakfast potatoes (using red or sweet potatoes) with lots of veggies, garlic, onion, and nutritional yeast. It’s always a big hit. We usually serve it with a side of turkey bacon or sausage or topped with an egg.

With our Paleo focus and my desire to win “Mommy of the Year”, I went in search of food that will make mouths happy and make me feel good about what I’m feeding my family. Here’s a couple of our favorites from the week.

We don’t offer boxed cereal for breakfast in our house except on vacation or special occasions. Read why we tell our children (and clients) “boxed cereal is not real food“.  Don’t worry though, there are lots of homemade cereal options out there and I have made some yummy granola a few times. But, in case you don’t know, I’m not a morning person. And I don’t drink coffee. So, quick and easy breakfasts that meet the above goals, are a huge plus.

20130901_085512This week, I made this delicious cold meusli-like cereal and everyone loved it. I made it on a morning when we didn’t have much food in the house and people were hanging on the edge of Hangry (hungry+angry). Caleb had run to the store to get some Labor Day food and I decided to whip this up while everyone was waiting.

It only has a handful of ingredients (I did add chia seeds and sesame seeds as well).

Toss them in the food processor, pulse a few times, and serve with your favorite milk-alternative.

The final favorite this week was Chocolate “Milkshakes”. That’s right. For breakfast. Remember the mommy-of-the-year award goal above. But, before you start thinking I’ve totally lost it, I am redeemed by avocado, chia, banana, and almonds. So good. No, you can’t taste the avocado. Yes, all the kids loved it – and asked for more. Today I served it alongside other things I’m not as proud of like GF toast and sausage.  But, hey. We made it to school on time (barely) and with food in our bellies and smiles on our faces.


2 comments on “Chocolate Milkshakes for Breakfast?

  1. I love that I’ve stumbled across your blog! I just married a man with a metabolism completely opposite to my own, and I’m always looking for ideas for healthy meals. Sometimes we stumble across one we LOVE, end up making it constantly, and just begin to loathe it! 🙂

  2. Oh, and if you can’t tell by the timing of my comment, I am also NOT a morning person 🙂

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