Ahhh. Drink it up. Slurp it. Spoon it. Scoop it.
A genius breakfast idea, in my humble little opinion.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my kimbap—but the $2 rolls I would pick up daily were a little heavy on the white rice. (Fact: Alien’s Day Out says that Koreans call kimbap “rice thief”—the rolls hide how much rice you’re actually eating!) Other than a pastry or two at home (girl’s gotta live), I rarely touch white bread in all its processed-ness. I guess white rice—that bandit—snuck right into my diet!
So anyways. At home, I have two favourite second breakfasts (after green juice, duh)—the green smoothie and the overnight oats. I like to think I’m on Walter Jr. level of breakfast-liking, so putting together two of my favorite breakfasts pretty much sets the whole day up for awesomesauce. Ah. The best of both breakfasts.
To make the above: Take my overnight oatmeal recipe (of course, this is completely customizable to your tastes or what you have on hand):
1/4 cup oats (I used steel-cut oats which are less processed than standard rolled oats)
1/4 cup quinoa flakes
1/4 cup chia cereal like Ruth’s or Holy Crap! brand, or 1/4 cup chia seeds
1 tbsp natural almond butter, cashew butter, or nut butter of your choice
1 banana, chopped
1 tsp hemp seeds
1 tsp sprouted flax
handful of walnuts
1 tbsp goji berries
1 tbsp cacao nibs
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup unsweetened almond milk or non-dairy beverage of your choice
And simply sub out the almond milk for a green smoothie! Bam! I don’t have my arsenal of health goodies (Vega powder, chia, flax, hemp etc) in Korea (….yet), so I simply blended 1 cup of soy-almond-walnut milk, 1/2 cup spinach, 2 tbsp almond butter (I made my own), and 1 frozen banana. Top with oatmeal, screw on the lid of the jar, and you have an easily transportable, perfect breakfast. Although, due to the hue, your Korean co-workers might give you a few strange looks. 😄
What are your favorite breakfast combinations?