Breakfast is one of those meals that can be so daunting! Remove toast and cereal and it’s an enigma. We’re so conditioned to believing that breakfast is cereal, oatmeal, toast or eggs. But this is a recipe for disaster. Kids rely on cereal for nourishment but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Breakfast cereals are processed high-carb food-like products loaded with preservatives, chemicals, food colouring and sugar. This is no where near what someone could call nourishment. So what is one to do? Be creative with recipes, and make sure you and your kids’ first meal of the day is high in fiber, quality fat and quality protein. The fats will help slow down sugar absorption and help regulate blood sugar levels. This will help you get through the morning and avoid embarking on the blood sugar roller coaster.
I made these avocado bowls this morning and my little one loved it! She even asked for a second bowl.
Just know that other breakfast options exist for your kids, all it takes is a little experimentation.
This recipe can be modified, you can omit or add ingredients and use nuts and seeds of your choice. This morning I used walnuts, pecans, cashews and sunflower seeds.
INGREDIENTS – 1 serving:
1/2 avocado cut in chunks
½ banana cut in slices
1 tbsp nut butter
¼ cup nut of choice
2 tbsps ground flax
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
2-3 tbsps mixed berry jam, optional (recipe available on blog)
DIRECTIONS: Cut open avocado and remove pit, cut avocado in chunks and discard peel. Add to bowl. Add banana chunks, nut butter, nuts, ground flaxseeds, maple syrup and cinnamon and mix well. If you have jam, add it to the bowl. Serve and enjoy!
** OTHER POSSIBLE INGREDIENTS: hemp seeds, chia seeds, berries, coconut oil, collagen peptides, etc.