I have been working on being a bit more inventive with my breakfasts. When I was still working in fashion, I ate yogurt and granola every day! It was delicious, but when I quit, I was very eager to switch things up a bit. That breakfast became a routine because it was easy to eat at my desk, and served a purpose. It had protein and a little carb, and because I used plain Greek yogurt, not too much sugar.
Since working from home and cooking for families locally, I have the luxury of eating breakfast at home every day at a nice pace. Depending on the day I might eat an egg on toast, a protein smoothie, yogurt, eggs in other forms, and all kinds of other things. The main thing I seek out in a breakfast is protein. If I don’t get some protein in the morning, I am basically hungry for the rest of the day – no matter what I eat!
Now I am going to say something controversial… I don’t like peanut butter. I know that makes me crazy, but I find the smell too strong and the fact that it gets stuck to the roof of your mouth so annoying! It is a great source of protein though so I have found great substitutes like cashew butter and almond butter that I prefer in flavor. They also tend to be a little creamier so the texture is less thick.
Anyway, this is a great breakfast option when you are in a little more of a hurry. As eating this I accidentally dropped the toast in my own lap, and OH MAN it was a mess! So a word to the wise, take care when eating this as cashew butter somehow manages to get all over EVERYTHING when accidents happen!
What you need:
- 1-2 slices of whole wheat toast
- 1-2 tbsp cashew butter
- 1 banana
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
Toast your bread to your desired level of doneness.
Spread with cashew butter, layer on sliced banana, and sprinkle with chia seeds.
The flavor balance is amazing, and the cashew butter has a richness that makes this feel very decadent!