Summer is officially ending soon and honestly, it feels a bit weird. I’ve been waiting for this part of the year because the fruit starts to ripen under the warmth of the sun but it’s quick and by the time we get to eat things off the plants, we get closer to fall. Not that fall is a bad thing but I did wish summer were a bit longer.
Since the mornings can start warm, I’ve been having some fun and playing around with frozen breakfast ideas. Some of the typical suspects include frozen smoothies but also these easy frozen fruit granola bowls. I’ve been using Outshine’s non-dairy frozen fruit blends which are really tasty and refreshing (Also you save $2 when you buy 3 participating Nestlé ice cream products at Safeway. )The fruit could be pretty much anything you like, I particularly the ripe sweet strawberries and blueberries that are in season here but I’d also throw in a few fresh figs if I got my hands on them. As for the granola, use your favorite kind, I like to warm it up a little and add it to the bowl because it starts to get fragrant and I like the contrast of warm and cool (heat the granola lightly over a saucepan for about a minute until you can smell the aroma) and add it. Grab a spoon and eat up! This makes a great refreshing snack besides a fun breakfast idea.
Summer Berry Granola Bowl
makes 1 serving
1 to 2 generous scoops of Outshine non-dairy strawberry banana fruit blend
¼ cup granola (homemade or store-bought)
¼ cup sliced hulled and sliced strawberries
¼ cup blueberries
Place one or two generous scoops of the fruit blend in a serving bowl. Top with the granola, strawberries and blueberries and serve immediately.
Note: If you like fresh herbs, add a bit of mint or lemon thyme on top and dive in!
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Outshine. All opinions expressed are solely my own.