Going to be honest: if I could eat french toast for breakfast every day I would. And going into my (second-to-last!!) finals week, comfort food is really all I’m craving. But, especially when I get stressed and sleep-deprived (always at UChicago but finals especially), if I don’t get enough fruits and veggies for a few days then I get mentally out of whack. I feel grumpy and unmotivated, and if I need to go sit down and write three papers this week that just isn’t going to cut it…
That’s why this quarter I’ve been trying to have fruit with every breakfast, so I get off on the right foot for my day and don’t go too long without actual produce! The way I’ve done that is I’ve made a lot of smoothies. What I love about smoothies is that you can put almost anything in there and it will still taste great. Frozen fruit, fresh fruit, greens, nut butter, oats, etc. all make great smoothie ingredients…But what’s even better is making it feel ~fancy~ by having it in a bowl with toppings!
Where I’m from in CA, acai bowls are staples with the popularity of places like Bonzai Bowl in Laguna Beach. With smoothie bowls, you can feel like you’re having just as decadent a breakfast, with just a few ingredients—no expensive acai berries here, sorry, I’m a college student. I love topping it with granola cereal and sometimes stealing some of my roommate’s chia seeds (I swear she gave me permission…thanks, Clara).
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