It has been awhile since I have had a Dough Boy for breakfast, and I am not sure why this is…
#1) They are sooo tasty!
#2) They are sooo filling!
#3) Even when fridge is empty, I always have the ingredients on hand.
Reason #3 is what inspired this morning’s breakfast. Our kitchen is fairly empty. We don’t even have bread to make an almond butter sandwich! Luckily, I was able to thaw out some Pumpkin Quinoa White Bean Chili for lunch or I just might have starved. Ok, I probably wouldn’t have starved (Jimmy John’s delivers), but needless to say, our shelves are pretty bare.
Enter the Pumpkin Cranberry Dough Boy Smoothie…
I pulled everything together last night.
So that I would have something to eat for breakfast in the morning.
My smoothie turned out fantastic! I topped it with pumpkin pie spice and swirled in some homemade apple butter.
The tart cranberries complimented the fall pumpkin flavor perfectly!
I used 1/2 a banana to sweeten up my dish (because I don’t typically like super sweet breakfasts), but feel free to add in maple syrup or your favorite sweetener before blending.
Then Dig In and ENJOY!
This would be me using my phone to time my workout in front of my computer on the floor before the sun has even thought about rising : ) Today, I held my plank for 2 1/2 minutes…making progress!
If you’ve got some leftover cranberries, the Cranberry Dough Boy is delish!
And for leftover pumpkin, the Pumpkin Dough Boy is the best!
Pumpkin Cranberry Dough Boy Smoothie
1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup raw oats
2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 banana, sliced
1/2 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup cranberries
1 tsp vanilla
1-2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
Sweeteners to taste
Combine almond milk, oats, chia seeds, banana, pumpkin, cranberries, vanilla, and spice in a blender the night before eating. Place in refrigerator. In the morning, add any optional sweeteners and blend on low until thick and smooth. Top with fruit butters, berries, nuts, or whatever else you like.
Does anyone else run out of food by Friday?
What is your favorite fall breakfast?