It’s the breakfast of champions, folks. Since my lovely sister attempted a dietary makeover on us last Thanksgiving, my wife and I have been slowly (reluctantly?) making changes to our daily food-routine. Among other things – keeping a stock of electrolyte-heavy coconut water, using flax and chia seeds in our recipes – one of the main changes that we made is the (more frequent) inclusion of granola into our regular diet. After purchasing overpriced (and high-calorie) bags of granola for a few weeks, Krystle decided that it would be easier and cheaper to make her own (recipe to come). She was right. Making granola yourself is a great way to not only save some cash, but control what goes into your mix. Plus, making it fills the house with that wonderful, comforting baked smell, like getting wrapped in a warm cookie.
But back to breakfast. Krystle’s granola is the backbone of my breakfast mix every morning. After stumbling downstairs, squeaky clean from my morning shower, I mix a few spoonfuls of Greek yogurt with a tablespoon of raw chia seeds, a handful of fresh berries, a tablespoon or two of granola, and (if I have some made) a few teaspoons of my berry and chia seed jam. It’s like a morning parfait.
Of course, unlike the Starbucks version, this breakfast doesn’t cost me four bucks a pop, AND I get to know exactly what I put in my bowl.
I guess I could always make my own yogurt too… eh, maybe some other time.