Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Almond Breeze "Do Better" Breakfasts

We are all wiser than we were yesterday so now we must use the wisdom to do better. I used to reach for a bagel slathered with butter or deep fried donut to start my day but I can do better. Breakfasts like these mini breakfast oatmeal muffins and cinnamon protein shake made with Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Vanilla Unsweetened Almond Milk are delicious do betters.

Shelly's Mini Breakfast Oatmeal Muffins

1 Ripe Banana, mashed
1/2 cup Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Vanilla Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 Egg, beaten
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 cup Oatmeal, dry (Quick Cook or Rolled)
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup (or sweetener of your choice)
1/4 cup of "stuff" (raisins, nuts, SF chocolate chips, dried cranberries, or combo)

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients. My "stuff" additions for this batch were 2 Tablespoons of sugar free chocolate chips and 2 Tablespoons of chopped Blue Diamond Salted Caramel Almonds (Have you tried these!? Yummy!) Spray a 24 mini muffin pan (or 2-12's) with non-stick spray.

Fill each muffin 2/3 way with batter. Bake 20 minutes till knife inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly before removing from pan.

These flourless mini muffins were a delicious start to the day. They could easily be made gluten free if need be because Almond Breeze products are wheat and gluten free just be sure to use gluten free oats and baking powder. They would be great on a breakfast buffet with a fruit salad or build your own yogurt parfait bar.

or toss a few in a snack size baggie and take them on a hike with a protein packed shake like this one...

Shelly's Fauxchata Protein Shake (Horchata without the Rice) 

1 cup Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Vanilla Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
3-4 Cinnamon Frozen Yogurt Cubes

Blend on high. I topped mine with a little No Sugar Added Homemade Whipped Cream and a dash of Cinnamon. Frozen Yogurt Cubes are great to add to smoothies (no ice to water down) or in the summer pop one in your mouth to cool you down on a hot day. Here's how you make them...

8 oz. container Greek Yogurt, plain
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup (or sweetener of your choice)
1 teaspoon Cinnamon

Mix together till well blended. Spoon into an ice cube tray and freeze. When frozen pop out and store in a gallon zipper bag. I added cinnamon to this batch but you can leave them plain or add unsweetened cocoa, powdered peanut butter, fresh or frozen berries, etc.

This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almond Milk. For the purposes of this post and recipe development Almond Breeze provided me with products used. Thanks for the yummy Almond Milk. Want to learn more about Blue Diamond Almond Breeze LIKE their Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram and tell them The World According to Eggface told you to stop by. Hope you give these breakfast recipes a try.

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Suziannie said...

Horchata!?! OMG! I was just talking with a friend about how I used to always get one at the grocery store before shopping every week. I've so missed that.

And this is such a simple recipe I can't wait to try it out-I've already got some cinnamon-yogurt ice cubes chilling in the freezer for tomorrow morning. So excited!!

Kathy Sinnard said...

I made your oatmeal muffins yesterday for my Mahjong group. All non-WLS. They all loved them and asked for recipe. I'm going to try and add protein powder next time for a little protein kick. Great for breakfast! Thanks again for all you do. Kathy

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the almond milk recipes. I was never lactose intollerant before surgery, but found out I couldn't handle it after surgery. So I have made as many things with almond milk as I possible could. They have a lot of good recipes on their website also. Thank you for continuing to help us follow in your steps.

broussard, la

FitBy40 said...

Oh, I'll be making those muffins right now! We always have Almond Breeze in the house, and I am dying for something to quench my sweets cravings. I'm off sugar and gluten so this is perfect.