cinnamon plum blueberry yogurt bowl

breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I can respect you if you don’t agree, but I will be honest.. HOW COME IT ISN’T? 

sorry that was aggressive. my love for breakfast is aggressive :). first thing when I wake up I text my crush <3… NOT. haha. first thing when I wake up my mind says “food, food, food”. when I go to bed I get excited for breakfast. yeah, it’s that bad. I got it bad for you, bfast. I got it bad <3.

cinnamon plum blueberry yogurt bowl

this is a breakfast meal I have often. I make these yogurt bowls because they are quick, tasty, and simple. good qualities about a meal for one. most of my breakfasts are eaten alone, and I don’t think I am alone in that statement. why does “alone” often have a negative stigma attached to it.?

“yea I heard he went to the show alone.”

“all by himself???”

“yea.”

as I mentioned this you probably felt sorry for me. pls don’t. why is being by yourself so unacceptable? I would love company at breakfast, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love my own company at breakfast. it doesn’t mean eating breakfast with myself is sad. I enjoy myself. I say “with myself” on purpose. I am not “by myself”. I am not beside a persona that is me. I am with myself, I am spending time with me. after all, I just graduated college and I am ~figuring myself out~. right?

I am the person I spend time with most, and the person I ignore the most. I ignore myself to check up on what other people are doing. why should I keep ignoring myself? social media makes me think I need an audience for everything I do in order for it to have meaning. I am more at fault for believing that than the sm platforms. I must remind myself that I can take in experience without an audience. it can be meaningful, it can be real, and it can be just for me. I can live without an audience. and it is not sad. I find myself always wanting to share share share. why shouldn’t I enjoy something simply for me? is seeking affirmation from others for the cool things I do taking away from my own appreciation for the cool things I do? am I diving too deep into this idea? 

cinnamon plum blueberry yogurt bowl

I LOVE my friends.

I love spending time with them; however, there are benefits of spending time with only me. when I am alone my experience is completely my own and unfiltered by other views. if you bring a friend to a concert of a band you love, of course you are going to be affected if they like it or not. but, would I, brynn, even go to that concert alone? I hope so. after all of this would you believe I call myself an extrovert? I recharge by spending time with other people. when my friends can’t hangout I get bummed and I forget to appreciate my alone time. I would be bummed if no one could go to the concert with me. this is why I am reminding myself that YES, I should recognize how valuable time is alone. time with me is important. if I believe my friends should be excited to hangout with me, then I too should be excited to hangout with me. am I sounding a little vain now? idk. I love me. ha.

cinnamon plum blueberry yogurt bowl

abruptly back to the food, YOGURT.

this bowl is kind of like a dessert to be honest. creamy, fruity, crunchy..yes pls.I like putting frozen blueberries in my yogurt because the coldness is familiar to ice cream. blueberries also have a lot of fiber which helps regularity in the digestive system ;). coffee and these blueberries will get me ready to read the paper on the john before lunch time. am I gross or just honest?

fruits and nuts are a good combo in taste and in health. these fruits are a simple carb that breakdown quickly and give you energy fast, while nuts will give you a longer lasting energy through the day. fruit and nut trail mix is no accident babe. this bowl will give you an energy boost and sustain your hunger until lunch. 

cinnamon plum blueberry yogurt bowl

did I take too many photos of this one bowl? maybe.

cinnamon plum blueberry yogurt bowl
Serves 1
feel good breakfast
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. vanilla yogurt, my favorite is siggis
  2. ripe plum
  3. frozen blueberries
  4. pecans, halved
  5. cinnamon
Instructions
  1. scoop yogurt into bowl
  2. plop and arrange toppings
  3. enjoy
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coffee + almond milk

O K A Y  G U E S S  W H A T

I’ M  F R E A K I N  O U T

W H Y ?

what is causing this excitement? Blue Diamond sent me this flavor of almond milk that is not in stores. YES. exclusive. the most amazing part about it is that I get to share it with  y o u !  if you don’t like almond milk I am so sorry. please imagine your favorite food, pretend this is that, and celebrate with me. I am especially excited about this new flavor because my favorite flavor of almond milk is the regular ~unsweetened vanilla~ and I have a strong love for coconuts so you can imagine.

coffee with almond milk

~yes Blue Diamond, I’m trying to savor every sip~

the thing about coconut drinks is that it’s an acquired taste, just like coffee. if you don’t like coconut you won’t like this drink. sorry. however, if you love coconut and almond milk you will probably enjoy this drink like I did! I like how it’s not too sugary but how it also has a vanilla taste. if you “need tha sugah” you can just add your desired amount. as I tried this almond milk I was trying to imagine myself living on the coast with the “almond breeze” flowing trough my hair as I sat next to that palm tree on the cover. it didn’t work but at least the almond milk tasted good! haha!

coffee with almond milk

then I had a thought. why not add one acquired taste to another? why not combine my two favorite drinks in harmony?? oh my lovely coffee, piping hot, the one getting me out of bed in the morning, my darling, please meet my friend-almond milk. 

coffee with almond milk

the result? a creamy perfectly flavored coffee. I like my coffee black usually so I didn’t add sugar; but, you can add as much sugar and cream as you need in your life. go for it!

what I like most about this combo is that it doesn’t used homogenized cow milk and that it doesn’t have that warm milk taste. I’m not sure you know what I am talking about but sometimes when I would drink cow milk in my coffee there would be a warm cow milk aroma floating around in my mouth. I ain’t no baby. 😉  I also have negative feelings about cow milk because I watched a documentary this one time on cow milk production and homogenization … and well … documentaries can be powerful. but, I’m also a poser because I eat ice cream from cows on the reg. so don’t take me too seriously. M A I N thing is that overall almond milk tastes better warm. the end. 

coffee with almond milk

F U N  T I P :

what do you do with old coffee in the pot?? “ew brynn…” you say, “that’s cold and stale!!” . no, you can rescue it! this summer I worked a a local (my house)… and I helped rescue a ton of baby coffees. I had a super inspirational summer. it changed me. anyways, take 1. cold coffee 2. almond milk 3. ice = THE BEST ICED COFFEE. you’re welcome. I’m so glad my inspirational summer could affect other people. ugh yas. 

cranberry chocolate chip breakfast cookies

cranberry chocolate chip breakfast cookies   cranberry chocolate chip breakfast cookies

just look at my parents fancy food processor. it’s a dream. if you have one.. you know what I’m talking about. maybe you are rolling your eyes at me, but the smell of freshly ground roasted nuts will change your mind. they smell like freshly baked cookies! how?? I have no idea but it’s awesome 🙂

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^^ look at that precious egg yolk hiding behind the blade. it’s just waiting to be stirred up and baked into a perfect morning bite of goodness. I love these cookies because they are hearty and not too sweet. they are like little bites of energy, and because they are little it means you can have more than one right? like 3 or 6 maybe 🙂 ?

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after blending the walnuts and almonds it is time to fold in the beautiful cranberries and chocolate chips. I may have added a few more chocolate chips and eaten a handful in the process… 😉

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say hello to these beautiful babies. they will give you the warmest hello back as they melt in your mouth. yum. crispy on the bottom and soft in the middle, what more could you want? also, these golden bites of goodness will sustain you until lunch because the oats and nuts will give you energy throughout the morning since your body slowly digests them. your body digests the cranberries faster, so they will give you immediate energy…which is much needed along with a big steaming cup of coffee! 

cranberry chocolate chip breakfast cookies

cranberry chocolate chip breakfast cookies

E A T  T H E  C O O K I E

E A T  I T

cranberry chocolate chip breakfast cookies
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the perfect morning yum
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
38 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
38 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup shelled walnuts
  2. 1 cup raw unsalted almonds
  3. 2 tbsp honey
  4. 1 tsp vanilla
  5. 1 egg
  6. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  7. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  8. 1/4 tsp salt
  9. 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  10. 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  11. 1 tbsp chia seeds
  12. 1/2 cup rolled oats
Instructions
  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees F. spread walnuts and almonds onto baking sheet (over parchment paper if you have it). toast nuts in the oven for 8 minutes, stir them around halfway.
  2. place toasted nuts in the food processor. process until smooth, up to 5 minutes.
  3. stop the processor and S M E L L T H E A W E S O M E N E S S ! you're welcome. add honey, vanilla, egg, baking soda, cinnamon and salt to processor and blend until well combined, about 2 minutes.
  4. transfer mixture to a medium bowl. fold in cranberries chocolate chips, chia seeds and oats.
  5. use a small spoon or cookie scoop and roll into balls. place on cookie sheet with parchement paper, then lightly flatten with the palm of your hand. bake for 8 minutes or until edges are slightly golden brown.
  6. allow to cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes then E A T 🙂
Notes
  1. store in airtight container
Adapted from ambitious kitchen
Adapted from ambitious kitchen
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breaking bread xo, brynn