So…my sports nutritionist is working on getting me in the best shape for my upcoming marathon. That being said, she is moving me towards a Clean Eating diet. Less processed foods. I’m going to really embrace this, although I have a pantry to work through before I can really set onto this path. So, it will be a slow move in that direction, but I’ll get there.
That being said, today I decided to give a “Clean Eating” breakfast a try. After hitting up the gym for some cross training (it’s cross training day) and some strength training, I came into work and prepared what is known as a Breakfast Banana Split. The concept came from Clean Eating Magazine…but I substituted cottage cheese (BLECH!) for Greek yogurt (YUM!). Let me tell you…it’s awesome!
Recipe: Breakfast Banana Split
Time: 5 minutes
- 2 medium bananas
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 3 tablespoons all-fruit strawberry jam
- Fresh pineapple, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons roasted peanuts, chopped
- Pinch of sea salt
Peel and cut each banana in half lengthwise.
Place 2 banana halves in a shallow dish or bowl (or a deep traveling container if you’re off to work).
Place 1/2 cup of the Greek yogurt over center of banana and top with 1 1/2 tablespoons jam, 1 tablespoon peanuts and a pinch of salt.
Repeat with remaining ingredients to assemble 1 more Breakfast Banana Split.
Yes…it really is that simple. Basic, real ingredients that leave you feeling satisfied and good about your breakfast. I loved this and can’t wait to make it again! The flavors are perfectly matched. And the Greek yogurt gives you that hit of protein to go along with the fruits and the nuts that you are pairing with it. It’s like having dessert for breakfast. And it tastes…oh…so good!