Be KIND to Your Breakfast

Photo by Kelsey Gleason
Photo by Kelsey Gleason

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and with our busy schedules, we can sometimes skip out on it or settle for a quick unhealthy snack to curb our hunger. This spring, thanks to our partners at KIND bars, we’ve got some inspirational breakfast ideas that will make breakfast your favorite meal of the day.

Yogurt Parfait with Peaches and Banana Nut Clusters

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • ½ cup of coconut yogurt
  • ⅓-½ cup of KIND banana nut clusters
  • 1 peach, chopped

Layer a couple of pieces of clusters at the bottom of a jar and top it with the yogurt. Add a layer of peaches on top and more clusters for topping. If you aren’t a fan of peaches, you can always switch it out for a different fruit of your choice. Also, if you don’t like coconut yogurt, you can change it to your favorite yogurt flavor to make it your own.

Green Smoothie Bowl with Strawberries and Raspberry Clusters

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • A handful of spinach
  • 4-8 oz of almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla protein powder
  • A handful of ice
  • 4-5 strawberries, sliced
  • A handful of KIND raspberry clusters

In a blender, add the banana, spinach, milk, protein powder and ice. Blend until it’s nice and smooth and pour into a bowl and top with the strawberries and raspberry clusters. You can always swap the spinach for kale and the almond milk for soy milk, the choice is up to you.

Paleo Banana Pancakes and Banana Nut Clusters

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of almond flour
  • 1-2 tablespoon of almond milk (to thin the batter if necessary)
  • A handful of KIND banana nut clusters

Preheat a skillet over medium heat. While you wait for skillet to heat up, combine the banana, egg, cinnamon and almond flour in a mixing bowl. Mash the banana with a fork and whisk to combine into a smooth batter. Pour the batter into the skillet for one big pancake and let it cook for 2-3 minutes on one side. For smaller pancakes, pour ⅓ of the batter into the skillet. Once the pancakes are done cooking on both sides, top with extra slices of banana, syrup and banana nut clusters. If you want to top the pancakes with strawberries instead or you want to add regular flour instead of almond flour, go ahead – the recipe can be changed to your liking.

 

You can find this article and many more in the Spring 2017 edition of Valley Magazine. Get your copy on campus starting Monday (4/10) through Thursday (4/13)!

This article was sponsored by KIND as part of the Valley Magazine/KIND Bar partnership. The KIND products used were provided to us to create these videos.