Back to school! Well, not quite yet (depending on what part of the country your kiddos go to school)… but it’s definitely approaching! Growing up, I never wanted breakfast before school. I just couldn’t work up an appetite that early in the morning for anything but a glass of orange juice or even (gasp) a sugar-y granola bar. Of course around 10 am this left me with a rumbling tummy!
It’s instilled in us that a good breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it gets our metabolism kick-started and sets us up for a balanced day of eating (meaning promoting satiety to avoid binge eating out of utter starvation later on in the day!)
When the kids are getting ready for school, it can be hectic, so having breakfast already prepared or having something that can be easily thrown together is a great idea. Make it a goal for the new school year to have time for everyone to get in a good breakfast together. Just like a family dinner, gathering around the table for a few minutes can be a positive start to the day.
There are tons of ways to make quick, healthy, nutrient-dense breakfasts that require little effort and can be enjoyed by the whole family. Add Philosophie Superfoods to your breakfast and make every food a superfood!
Overnight Oats - This is one of the easiest ways to have breakfast already prepared because it can be made ahead of time in a large batch. Oatmeal is considered a high fiber, complex carbohydrate. Its slow releasing energy properties makes it a great option for weekday mornings, keeping you full until lunch! Check out my sample recipe, but you can be as creative as you’d like and add any of your favorite ingredients.
Yields 4 full servings
- 1 cup Gluten Free Rolled oats
- 2 cups non dairy milk
- 2 Tb Berry Bliss, Cacao Magic, or Green Dream
- Sweetener of choice (I like raw honey or Grade B maple syrup. Could also try stevia, coconut sugar, lucuma, or a combination of any!
Mix together in container and store in the refrigerator overnight. The milk will plump up and “cook” the oats, but you can always cook them additionally on the stove-top or microwave if you prefer them hot.
Pour into bowls and top with fresh berries, bananas, chopped almonds, shredded unsweetened coconut, almond butter, etc. (the options are endless!)
Superfood Yogurt - Super simple, just choose your favorite yogurt: dairy or non dairy (coconut or almond based). I usually go for plain 2% Greek yogurt for it’s high protein content. Stir in a heaping tablespoon of Cacao Magic, Berry Bliss, or Green Dream. Pictured above is my favorite combination of Greek Yogurt, Cacao Magic, extra cacao nibs, sweetened with stevia and a hint of vanilla extract, and a dollop of Green Dream Coconut Butter on top.
--- Also yummy topped with our Superfood Granola, which can be made ahead of time and stored for breakfast and snacks. A wonderful store bought option is by the brand Purely Elizabeth; an organic, gluten-free granola made with beautiful ingredients and low in sugar.
Superfood Waffles and Pancakes! Make them ahead of time, maybe one weekend morning and then freeze a batch. They can be quickly heated up in the morning for a yummy and healthy treat. Try my recipe for Green Dream Waffles.
Superfood Smoothie - Of course smoothies make amazing breakfasts. Check out this Easy Cheat Sheet Guide for Philosophie Smoothies: Smoothie Cheat Sheet
Here are some other great Superfood smoothie recipes!:
Another great way to enjoy a smoothie that the kids will especially love, is by pouring the smoothie into popsicle molds.
As always, share your amazing Philosophie breakfast creations on Instagram and tag @philosophielove #philosophiesuperfoods
Can’t wait to see everyone’s amazing breakfasts. XOXO