blueberry waffles

Blueberry season is in full swing and we have been eating blueberries non stop since picking 9 lbs at a local farm and we’ve incorporated them into lots of recipes. Breakfast is our favorite meal and when you get the time to make a warm, hearty breakfast, it can make your whole day or even your week. Mixing blueberries into your favorite waffle mix is such an easy way to use them and adds some extra flavor and freshness to a plain waffle breakfast.

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutesIMG_3078

Ingredients:

Waffle Mix and ingredients needed (oil, eggs, etc.)
3/4 cup blueberries
Whipped cream and maple syrup for serving

Make it your own: Add fresh strawberries to the mix or even some nuts for crunch!

Directions:

  1. Make waffle batter according to box directions or your own recipe for 4-6 servings.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of fresh blueberries to batter and stir to incorporate.
  3. Prepare waffles on a waffle iron.
  4. Top with whipped cream.
  5. Top all waffles with remaining 1/4 cup blueberries.
  6. Serve with maple syrup and any sides you want. I made bacon with mine.
  7. Enjoy and get your day started off right!IMG_3095

Tip: Making your own whipped cream is easy, fun, and only takes a few minutes. Make it fresh with your breakfast with my recipe here!

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berry smoothie bowl

Ever since going berry picking I have been using berries in every way I can. The latest creation is this smoothie bowl. The combinations you can create are endless and it is such a great way to pack all sorts of nutrients into breakfast or an afternoon snack. This smoothie bowl gives you all the comfort of cereal, refreshment of a smoothie, and tons of nutrients all packed into one, plus its really fun to try to turn your smoothie bowl into a work of art. Let me know what combinations you come up with!

IMG_3061Prep time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients:IMG_3051

3 cups fresh or frozen fruit (we used a mix of berries we picked at the farm last week)
2 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 Kiwi, sliced
1 Banana, sliced
Dried coconut
Favorite seeds or granola

Make it your own: Add yogurt to make it creamy and add protein! Get creative, try all sorts of topping combinations.

Directions:

1. Process fruit and agave nectar or honey in blender or food processor until smooth.
2. Stir in chia seeds
3. Pour blended fruit and chia seeds into bowl.
4. Top bowl with sliced fruit, seeds, coconut, and whatever other ideas you have!

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Tip: Experiment with all different combinations of fruit and toppings! Use fruit that is about to go bad, or that last bit of granola you want to get rid of – just throw it all in the bowl!IMG_3039

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