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Daily Archives: July 14, 2012

Breakfast No-Brainer

We spend more time than the average person does thinking about breakfast.  It’s probably our favourite meal of the day, and we love coming up with delicious creations for our morning meal.  What better way to start your day than with an amazing breakfast?

But you know, sometimes you wake up in the morning and you just don’t feel like putting in the effort.  Some mornings, all you want to do is sit down and eat.  No long prep, no pile of dishes, and most importantly, no thinking.

When this happens to us, what we usually end up doing is taking all of the fruit we have, throw it in a bowl, combine it with some kind of grain and stir in some yogurt, milk, or both, add nuts and maybe a blob of nut butter and be done with it. Like yesterday’s breakfast:

No fuss, little mess, and a complete no-brainer. And you know what?  It was delicious, and we were digging into our bowls in less than 5 minutes.

This particular concoction we’ve decided to call a “Bran Bowl” since it was fruit and nuts mixed with bran.  Again, no-brainer!  It was mixed with yogurt and topped with granola, a blob of peanut butter and a splash of milk.  Quick, easy, and satisfying.  And since we didn’t feel like thinking about it, we never actually measured anything, so we’ll give you approximate amounts for everything, but feel free to adjust to your liking!

Just don’t think too hard about it 😉

Breakfast Bran Bowl

Prep time: 5 min

Serves: 1


1 c. fruit of choice (fresh or frozen)

1/4 c. bran

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 c. plain yogurt

2 tbsp chopped nuts

2 tbsp raisins/craisins

1/3 c. granola

1/2 c. milk of choice

1 tbsp peanut butter (or other nut butter)


Combine fruit with bran and cinnamon.  Stir in nuts, dried fruit, and yogurt.  top with granola and nut butter.  Pour over milk and serve.


What do you do for breakfast when you don’t feel like thinking?