Try Something New Today

I was in quite the breakfast dilemma this morning.  I wanted a huge yogurt and granola bowl, however my granola stock was low.  It was late in the morning so I didn’t have time to make new granola.

But I really really wanted some yogurt! I just finished a weight lifting session and I needed some protein STAT.

Over on Kath Eats, I’ve seen her make smoothie bowls before but to be honest the concept never appealed to me.  I didn’t really want to eat a smoothie.  I like drinking my smoothies. Though today I decided to give it a try.

This way I could still have yogurt with a dash of granola and make the smoothie thicker so that it would be creamy and fluffy instead of being all liquid.

I made a HUGE bowl of it too! Here’s my version of my first smoothie in a bowl:

  • 1C Unsweetened Plain Coconut Milk (the kind in the fridge section, not canned)
  • 1C Uncooked Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/2-3/4C Vanilla Organic Yogurt
  • 1TBSP Ground Flax
  • 1 Medium Banana
  • Pinch of cinnamon

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend away until smooth.  Not too much because you want it to stay thick.  Pour into a bowl and add the following:

Topping:

  • Granola
  • Blueberries
  • Red Delicious Apple, Chopped
  • Dried, unsweetened shredded coconut

YUM! This was so so good! I made a bit too much my first try out and Scott finished what I couldn’t eat.  However it really hit the spot!  It was cool which was perfect for this summer morning and I got everything I was looking for.

Protein from the yogurt and oats.

Crunch from the granola.

Extra fruit from the apple and blueberries.  Win win!

Now it’s your turn! Go out and try something new today and shake up one of your meals a bit.  Let me know how it goes!  Or if you’ve recently tried something new, tell me about it! That way we can all inspire each other to get out there and expand our tastebuds.

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