Update: The contest is now closed. Winner to be announced soon.
Don’t hate me, but I’m one of those morning people. You know – the ones that wake up all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and ready to start the day. One of those totally-chipper-without-a-cup-of-coffee kind of gals.
It’s disgusting, isn’t it?
Maybe it’s all those years of eating cereal while watching the Flintstones and sitting in my dad’s recliner.
Mornings just make me happy.
And breakfast. Breakfast makes me happy, too. But I tend to get in a rut, eating the same thing day after day.
What better way to get out of a rut than to rise to a challenge. Hallie, from Daily Bites recently posted a Build a Better Breakfast Challenge. How could I resist that? And, why don’t we make it raw, too – just to keep up with our April in the Raw theme.
Breakfast Banana Split Parfait
2 t. chia seeds
1 t. flax seed
1 T. raw cocoa powder
1 T. almond butter
1/2 cup almond milk
sweetener to taste (I used 2 t. agave, but you could use stevia, maple syrup, or whatever floats your boat)
Mix all ingredients in a bowl or measuring cup and pop in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
Layer in a jar with 1 chopped banana. Top with a sprinkling of almonds and a few raw cherries.
If this recipe is not to your liking, I know where you can find 25 more wholesome breakfast ideas: Ricki Heller’s latest e-book, Good Morning! Breakfasts without Gluten, Sugar, Eggs or Dairy. Ricki has used her amazing creativity to come up with delicious recipes that will get your day started right.
How about Grain Free Veggie Granola, my current breakfast obsession? (Is it bad to eat the same thing for a week straight? It can’t be bad when it tastes this good AND it has veggies in it!)
Or, perhaps a Cran-berry Smoothie is more to your liking?
Ricki’s e-book is filled with recipes I want to try, if I can just get past my current granola obsession….
Sadly, the one thing lacking from breakfast is dessert. Never fear, Ricki has you covered there, too. Her ebook, Desserts Without Compromise: Treats for Everyone With No Gluten, Dairy, Eggs or Sugar is filled with desserts that everyone will love. Like perhaps these Grain-Free Coconut Macaroons:
You didn’t think I’d show you all this and just leave you hanging, did you? Did you notice that the title of this post says there’s a give-away? That’s right, one lucky reader is going to win a copy of not one, not two, but all three of Ricki’s wonderful e-books. How to enter? It’s simple:
- Mandatory entry: just leave a comment below telling me what your favorite breakfast food is.
- Bonus entry: like Diet Dessert and Dogs on Facebook
and then come back and leave a comment telling me you did.
- Bonus entry: Tweet a link to this post, including @themommybowl and then come back and tell me you did.
- Bonus entry: Like my brand new Facebook page. Come on, don’t make me be the only one that likes it. Pretty please?
This contest will be open from now until April 29th. Good luck!
Want even more breakfast ideas, of the slightly indulgent variety? Try Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays.