Hi friends! I think I’ve just about recovered from our action-packed (and completely amazing) trip to Hawaii last month. Since I just did a travel post about our trip to Australia, I figured this time I’d pay tribute to our vacay by bringing a piece of our trip back via the kitchen. One of my absolute favorite things about Hawaii (besides the poke, the hiking, and the incredible views) is the abundance of amazing fresh fruit. I could never get sick of all the fresh mango and pineapple and guava juice! I think I started pretty much every day of our trip with either yogurt and granola and fresh fruit, or my new favorite discovery – pitaya breakfast bowls.
Hello from the other side (of moving)! I kept trying to find an hour or two to post these bowls of sunshine this weekend, but between packing, moving, unpacking, organizing, and watching the season premiere of Game of Thrones (priorities!!) that hour just never materialized. But I promise these mango green smoothie bowls are totally worth the wait!
Happy Easter, everyone!!
I know we did BLOG Easter a few weeks ago with this deeeeelish quiche, but today is actual real-life Easter for us, so I couldn’t resist doing it up with another decadent brunch recipe! Sweet, not savory, this time. Because brunch is meant to include eggs AND French toast. Why choose when you can have both? Such is the beauty of brunch!
So…this is basically a super-fancy version of the breakfast I eat every single morning in the winter.
My go-to weekday morning routine: microwave a packet of instant oats. Stir in a spoonful of peanut butter or sunbutter. Top with banana slices. BOOM. It’s been my winter breakfast routine since high school, because it’s so easy, cozy, healthy, and filling. And for Monday through Friday, it’s great. But the weekend calls for something a little more special, something that might take a little more than 2 minutes and 30 seconds to make, but rewards you with much more flavor and satisfaction. So this weekend, when I was craving something special but still wanting to keep things at least relatively healthy, I decided to dial my average oatmeal breakfast up a notch with slow-cooked steel cut oats, a lightly sweet touch of honey, and a sprinkle of chia seeds. And I must admit, these peanut butter, banana, and honey steel-cut oats can barely be considered in the same food group as my regular quickie oatmeal breakfast.