Thursday, June 21, 2012

Perfect Summer Breakfasts

Or snacks...
Yesterday's snack came from a pin I found the other day--a genius pin explaining that if you blend/process frozen chopped bananas, you will come out with a one ingredient, soft serve ice cream. Amazing, huh? The original recipe also suggests adding a bit of peanut butter and some cocoa 
or you could add cocoa and honey
or any kind of fruit.
We added vanilla extract and chocolate chips while the banana mixture was still in the blender to make our "blizzards."
You can definitely taste the banana, but the possibilities for covering it up (or enjoying it) are endless.
Eat immediately as soft serve or freeze for ice cream to scoop.
This morning for breakfast we used our blender again for a simple smoothie:
2 cups frozen strawberries
1 1/2 frozen bananas, thawed slightly
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
3/4 cup grape juice
I have found that my kids are purists when it comes to smoothies--the fewer ingredients, the better they like it. They'll eat the one with spinach, blueberries and yogurt just fine. But start adding spinach to the strawberry-banana or bananas to the spinach-blueberry and they get a bit antsy. One more ingredient and they politely decline after a few tastes.
With our smoothies, we had 


  1. Love the cookies for breakfast! What a cool idea. Those cookies sound delicious!

  2. I keep meaning to look up a recipe for good breakfast cookies and you did the work for me (found you through miz helens' blog hop). fantastic! Im totally pinning these and will make them soon (im pretty lazy some mornings and these will be great!).

  3. Those banana blizzards look amazing! Might have to try that soon!

  4. Hi Olivia,
    I want to come to your house for breakfast. I just love your cookies, they look delicious! Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a fabulous week end and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen