I'm making an effort here, people. I generally don't eat breakfast--haven't with any consistency in years. Breakfast makes me sluggish, cranky, gassy, and starving 2 hours later. I don't buy boxed cereal because of an effort to eliminate processed foods from our diet. Breakfast options around here are limited. Eggs are not vegan, and I love my homemade granola bars but the current batch contains millet, which, it turns out I don't care for. Also, they seem a little, I dunno, snacky?

However, reading the Forks Over Knives book convinced me to give it a shot, and to put some effort into it. I read something about calore density--combining grains with fruit. I dunno, I'll read that chapter again. So today I give you:

I feel pretty proud that I slapped this together from crap languishing in our cabinets. And it was freaking delicious. I don't know about every day delicious, but a couple of times a week perhaps. And, no, I have no idea how I'm going to manage this at 5:30 am on a workday.


Bob's Red Mill Scottish Oatmeal (1 cup, cooked in 3 cups of water for 10 minutes)

1 chopped up banana

A nice big glurg of blueberry sauce that was leftover from failed Thug Kitchen Oat Cakes

(pint of blueberries simmered for 10 minutes with 2 Tbsp sugar, 1 Tbsp water, 1 Tbsp lemon juice and 1 tsp vanilla extract, buzz in blender)

Handful of pecans and pumpkin seeds. (I know! I just had these in the cabinet!)