Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Breakfast Banana Split

This is one of my favorite breakfasts to do--fun, beautiful and healthy. And cheerful. You just can't eat this and NOT be happy.


The cottage cheese in it adds a lot of protein, so it's a great way to start your day--lots of protein and fruit, what could be better?! Now, I'm not the biggest cottage cheese fan (and I really don't know anyone who is) BUT this is great--you mix the cottage cheese with a little honey or maple syrup and suddenly it tastes a lot more like yogurt. :)

You should really give it a try. It is likely to become a favorite for you and your family. :)


Ingredients
1 banana
½ c. cottage cheese
¼ c. grapes, halved or 1 kiwi, diced
1 Tbsp. wheat germ (opt.)
1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup, agave nectar or honey
½ c. strawberries, sliced
1-3 Tbsp. plain yogurt mixed with 1 tsp. cinnamon
1 Tbsp. chopped nuts

Directions
1. Cut banana lengthwise and place in a shallow bowl.
2. Combine cottage cheese with grapes/kiwi wheat germ and maple syrup. Form into a “scoop” and set in the middle of the banana.
3. Top with strawberries and yogurt. Sprinkle with nuts.

Enjoy!


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9 comments:

  1. this may just inspire me to try cottage cheese again finally. yum!

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  2. That looks amazing! I will definitely have to try it this week!

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  3. Mmmm. I will be making this. Now, off to the store for some cottage cheese & wheat germ. :)

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  4. Jaime,

    I'm so excited! I've started a new diet (to shed a few unwanted pounds) and have been eating the most boring foods! This breakfast looks far from boring and is healthy to boot. :o) Thanks for stopping by my corner of blogsville. I'm so glad our bookcase makeover with the covered books inspired you. I'll be posting a tutorial soon on how I tackled the book covering project, what I did right and what I learned along the way. If you decide to do it in your own home, I sincerely hope the tutorial will be of great help. Your newest follower. Love the blog.

    -Stacy
    ThePreciousLittleThingsInLife.blogspot.com

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  5. Found you from the Blue Cricket Linky! Come say hi at
    www.periwinklepixies.blogspot.com!
    Adorable Blog and that breakfast looks Super Yummy! :D
    ~Jacinda

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  6. yum

    I am just reminding everyone about tonights link party that runs Friday evening through Mondays!
    I also have an ongoing give away link party now too.
    Hope to see you soon.
    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/
    come strut your stuff

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  7. Hi Jamie,
    I love this idea of a breakfast Banana Split. Very refreshing and healthy. We will just love this dish. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and I look forward to seeing you again real soon. Hope you have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

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  8. Congratulations Jamie!
    You are featured on Full Plate Thursday this week! You are welcome to stop by and pick up a Red Plate if you like. Have a wonderful week end!
    Miz Helen

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  9. An elegant and healthy breakfast! A great way to make breakfast fun :)

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