Filled with nuts, berries, cinnamon and Greek yogurt, this Brainy Breakfast recipe packs a big protein punch to keep your brain performing in tip top shape!

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My kids, especially Gemma, are into almost any food that makes them feel smart or strong. For example, if I put something like roast carrots on their plates and they linger uneaten, all I have to say is, “they’ll help you see better,” and they’re gobbled up in a jiff. When I placed this Brainy Breakfast in front of them and said “it’ll make you super smart”, again, it was eaten in no time.

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All too often, kids (and many adults) aren’t aware of the important health benefits certain foods offer their bodies and minds. Yet when we start to understand the positive effects different foods have on our bodies, we tend to make better choices, and in many ways, start to enjoy eating more.

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We’re big Greek yogurt eaters in my house. Greek yogurt is packed with protein, calcium and most contain natural probiotics which are great for our digestive health and can even boost our immune systems. Combine it with two other super foods like blueberries and walnuts, omega-3 and fiber-packed flax seeds, and a few other naturally sweet ingredients like apples and honey and you’ve got a true power breakfast that will give your body and mind a big boost first thing in the morning — when you need it most.

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Some mornings I assemble this dish for the kids while other days they enjoy breakfast being a DIY experience where I put all the ingredients out so they can make it themselves just the way they like it. Chloe likes to drizzle the honey on top in a design and sprinkle Omega-3-packed ground flax seeds all over while Kenya prefers to shake cinnamon into his bowl until his arm hurts before spooning on naturally sweet chopped apples by the cupful.

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The best part about this recipe is that it requires absolutely no cooking and is a great choice on those emergency on-the-go days when you want to ensure your family gets as much nutrition in every bite so everyone stays smart and focused all morning long!

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Brainy Breakfast

Filled with nuts, berries, cinnamon and Greek yogurt, this Brainy Breakfast recipe packs a big protein punch to keep your brain performing in tip top shape!
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Servings: 2 servings
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup greek yogurt (0 or 2 %)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 small apple, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup mixed berries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons flax seeds (ground or whole)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions 

  • Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.

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Nutrition

Sodium: 100mg | Sugar: 26g | Fiber: 6g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Calories: 260kcal | Fat: 5g | Protein: 10g | Carbohydrates: 47g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

Comments

  1. Store nuts in the freezer to extend their shelf life! Still use them within a month or two, though. You can use any nuts in this recipe and it will still be delicious!

  2. This sounds so good, Catherine! Do you think pecans can still make it taste good? I’m not sure they have the same benefits that walnuts do, but I have some on-hand so I’ll probably give it a try. So I had some walnuts, but they went bad pretty quickly. Any tips on keeping them fresh longer? Thanks!

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  5. I don’t have a little one old enough for this yet but it has become MY personal favorite over the last week. A perfect combo of favors and textures! Yummy!

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  10. Definitely adding this one to the weekly meal plan! I put everything in a blender and pureed it for my one-year-old (she still doesn’t have many teeth, yet). She gobbled it up! I thought maybe my 2 1/2-year-old might like it this way, too, since he’s finicky about chunks of food in his yogurt…not so. He prefers all his ingredients separate (although he eats smoothies just fine…hmmmm)! Oh well, at least he still likes to eat those things, even if they’re not all mixed together. In any case, I LOVED it…..SO delicious!! I also like the fact that I don’t have to worry about my breakfast getting cold while I attend to my little ones 🙂 I can come back to it and it’s still just as yummy!

  11. My kids devoured this and I had all the ingredients on hand because we eat these kinds of thing all the time. It’s nice to be able to throw them all together into one dish.

  12. This is pretty much my son’s breakfast 5 days a week when we have to be out of the house by 630. But I also add some spinach, kale, or other vegetable to it also to get an extra serving in.

    On another note: I FINALLY bought the Weelicious cookbook, and my son, who is a self-imposed vegetarian, has been gobbling up everything! Last night he ate THREE turkey pesto (I used your kale pesto recipe. Going to try the broccoli one net time) meatballs. We are goin to try the tacitos tonigt. Thanks for wonderful recipes!

  13. We make fruit salad with plain yogurt and cinnamon. It works great with regular plain organic yogurt (lowfat is fine) if you have that on hand rather than the greek style. Always delicious with any kind of fruit.

  14. We just finally made the switch to Greek Yogurt and I am so happy we have.
    We add a little honey to the Yogurt and use it as apple dipping sauce.

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