Morning rolls around and frankly, I'm just not in the mood to be creative. I stayed up way too late the night before watching The Bachelor and Google-ing things like, "How come I'm so hormonal at 36 weeks pregnant?"
Then the sun rises and I hear the little pitter patter of feet come to the side of my bed and little tiny voices saying, "Mom...Mom...Can we watch Princess Videos on your phone?"
Yes babies. Until 10:30, then wake Mommy up my sweethearts.
I love morning time with my girls, but as they get older I'm seeing how our morning routines are getting shorter and ending quicker. What used to be roll out of bed and watch Mickey has turned into...Run down stairs and eat, grab your clothes and let's head to school. (And not be late again for the 56th time.)
As hard as some days are, I can't help but get emotional (no seriously, I can't help it) knowing that the first thing they want in the morning is to come and see me. Or my phone.
But let's just go with me.
So we've been trying new things for breakfast, and not turning it into such a ho-hum, let's go rush to school kind of morning. Making it just a little more special than a smoothie or a quick bowl of cereal, but still the same amount of time!
And this breakfast can be made at 6 a.m. when the sunrises, or at 10:30 when your kids have watched 3 movies and let you sleep in...
It taste delicious no matter what time it is!
- 1 c. plain greek yogurt
- Honey to taste
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Toppings of choice
- In a bowl, mix together yogurt and honey to taste. (It all depends on how sweet you like it.)
- Using an ice cube tray, add yogurt to individual cubes.
- Freeze yogurt cubes for at least two hours or until frozen. (Overnight is perfect, so that way it's ready in the morning.)
- When ready, add yogurt to a food processor or blender, plus vanilla.
- Turn on the machine and let the yogurt come to ice cream consistency. If needed add a few splashes of milk. (Careful, too much milk will make it not so thick.)
- Eat immediately, or store in an air tight container in the freezer until ready to eat. (If you store the ice cream in the freezer, allow it to thaw a few minutes before eating.)
- Top with your favorite breakfast toppings and enjoy!!
Made with Love using Chobani :).
What I love about this breakfast is that it's full of protein, naturally sweetened, and it makes for a sweet and unexpected treat in the morning. You can dress it up any way you like, even with colorful sprinkles!
To make this quick in the morning, freeze the cubes the night before so all you have to do is pop it in a food processor or blender in the morning and you are ready to go!
I swear, Greek yogurt is one of my favorite foods right now! It's just so versatile, and you can create so many fun recipes with it! Not to mention it's full of amazing benefits, including protein, which is sometimes hard to get kids to eat enough of!
Cheers to Ice Cream for Breakfast!