This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Shamrock Farms. The opinions and text are all mine.
My super power fuel as of late is not just coffee – it’s Vitamin D and a good breakfast. I’ve been in a bad habit of skipping breakfast and that has to stop – and I also and trying to drink more water! I had a few ideas on how to get some good breakfast in my body quickly because all I want to do in the mornings is get straight to work – I mean really, I’d even be up for skipping a shower and getting ready for the day because that’s how much I love to work!
Bircher muesli is one of my favorite dishes, and I mean, you gotta try this. It consists of a variety of oats, grains, nuts, yogurt and fruit – many different variations and recipes out there. It’s so refreshing and easy to make, no measuring required, but I’ll try my best to help you out with your first batch until you get the hang of it. This is a favorite dish I like to make when we have over night guests or on the weekend (it’s quick and easy). When you shop for the ingredients, check out Shamrock Farms‘ milk that has 8g of protein in every serving and never treats their cows with growth hormones. They also have organic milk, USDA-certified without antibiotics or pesticides. There’s also an extra calcium milk option.
- Old fashioned oats (not quick oats), 3 cups
- Milk – enough to soak oats
- 1 banana – thinly sliced
- 1 orange – thinly sliced
- 1 granny smith apple – grated (with skin)
- Handful of blueberries – can be frozen and de thawed
- Almond slices – handful
- Approx 1 cup or individual serving of vanilla yogurt
Fill a bowl with the old fashioned oats and milk just so the oats can soak in the milk.
Drain access milk from oat and milk bowl if needed, then add vanilla yogurt, to desire of creaminess, prepped fruit (slice, dethaw if frozen, grate) into a large mixing bowl.
Service with handful of almond slices on top!
Serves 3-4 depending on portion. Can keep in fridge for one day.
^^ I picked up these cute bowls from Target, I feel like a bowl collector but they say they are microwavable and dishwasher safe. They might have found magic gold paint!
A few extra ideas to get a quick breakfast in and feed your brain and body –
^^ Quick cottage cheese: My naturopath told me the quickest way to get protein would be through cottage cheese or a stick of string cheese – if to just get anything quick and a boiled egg works. A single serving has 13 grams of protein, the low-fat version has only 100 to 80 calories. Just toss some fruit on top for some extra texture and flavor.
^^ Need extra calcium: Try Shamrock Farms’ calcium plus milk, provides 100% more calcium per 8-oz serving then regular milk along with 9 essential nutrients in every serving.
Lactose free versions are available in reduced fat and fat free varieties. Here’s a bonus – studies have shown consuming three servings of fat free or low fat dairy a day can help with weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight. Time to sip up!