Cake for Breakfast? Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowls Work Great!

Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl
Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl
Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl
Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl

THUNDER BAY – FOOD NOW – Getting going in the morning means finding inventive ways to get the kids set for a productive and active day. From our friends at Foodland Ontario, here is a great breakfast day starter idea.

It includes all the flavours of carrot cake in a bowl for breakfast! Choose your favourite toppings or stick to the traditional walnuts, pumpkin seeds and finely chopped apples. Freeze Greek yogurt in an ice cube tray to make it cold and slushy.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Serves 1

1 Ontario Apple, peeled and chopped (about 1 cup/250 mL)
1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped Ontario Carrot
1/4 cup (50 mL) plain Greek yogurt (frozen optional)
1/3 cup (75 mL) milk
1/4 cup (50 mL) large flake oats
2 tsp (10 mL) Ontario Maple Syrup
3/4 tsp (4 mL) ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground nutmeg
Toppings: Diced Ontario Apple
Pumpkin seeds
Chopped walnuts
Ontario Honey

In blender, combine apple, carrot, yogurt, milk, 3 tbsp (45 mL) of the oats, maple syrup, 1/2 tsp (2 mL) of the cinnamon and nutmeg; blend on high for 1 minute or until desired consistency.

Pour into deep cereal bowl. Top with remaining oats and cinnamon. Sprinkle with diced apple, pumpkin seeds, walnuts and granola. Drizzle with honey. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information:
1 Serving (with 2 tsp/10 mL of each topping):
PROTEIN: 12 grams
FAT: 9 grams
FIBRE: 6 grams
SODIUM: 85 mg

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