Breakfast in Paris

As the weather is starting to warm up, I can feel the ice cream monster within myself starting to emerge. I’m going to have to start being creative so that I can get my ice cream fix without all those empty calories.

Favorite ice cream flavor? Mint Chip. End of story.

‘Ice cream’ for breakfast? Absolutely! This was one of those breakfasts bowls that you hope never ends.

Eating breakfast from my favorite breakfast bowl means that today is FRIDAY!  Yes, those are small fish (sardines maybe?).
On the last chapter of Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard. Such a pleasant read. It is a memoir of an American journalist married to a Frenchman and how she learned to live and eat à la française. I highly recommend this book for those looking for a “charming” read, but for those looking for heavy substance, it will most likely let you down. I found the style of read very similar to Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love.

Mint Chip Green Monster 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 avocado
  • One handful spinach
  • 1 packet stevia (or other sugar of your choice)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 drops peppermint extract
  • Dash of sea salt
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • 1/2 tsp xanthum gum (optional, if you want an extra thick, soft-serve ice cream texture)
  • 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips (or carob nibs)
Directions:
  • Blend rolled oats and coconut milk in blender
  • Refrigerate several 4+ hours (or overnight)
  • In the morning, blend remaining ingredients (except chocolate)
  • Add chocolate as topping

13 responses to “Breakfast in Paris

  1. Is Mint Chip also known as Mint and Chocolate Chip Ice Cream? The recipe seems like a substitute for it. If so, then I’m sold!

    I really want to try this out. But sadly, I don’t know where to find any of these products in Canada. I’ve tried a few places but I can’t find any.. like xanthum gum or buckwheat flour… >.<!!

    • Cara, yes mint chip is known as mint chocolate chip! It’s delicious..You can find both these ingredients at Whole Foods (I believe thats a few in BC) or at any other health specialty grocery store..here’s also an online retailer you can find them http://www.bobsredmill.com/

  2. I got two questions: 1. what means “rolled” oats? (sorry, I’m swiss ;))
    2. Do you have to cook it so the xanthum gum makes it thick? Or does it work just by adding it in? Is it a powder?
    Thank you so much for your amazing posts!!

    • Xanthum gum can just be added into ur blender, and yes bit is a powder. Rolled oats is a type of oat (non-instant) you can get at any store 🙂 if you can’t find rolled oats, old-fashioned oats work as well

  3. Hi
    Thanks for the recipe! I havn’t tried it yet, but sounds yummy! I have a favor to ask you! Can you let us know how many calories such a breakfast has?
    Thank you!

    • Hey Mel! I personally do not count my calories (just approximations) but since I have been getting a lot of requests for nutritional info for each of my dishes, I will work on adding it to my posts =)

  4. You seriously are a mind reader! Or I am! I dunno which is true lol. I was going to request a mint chip recipe because it’s my FAVORITE! So happy, THANK YOU! ❤

  5. Mmmm I definitly have to try this one out 🙂 I love breakfast!! It’s my absolut favorite meal of the day what about you? 🙂 I guess I eat about 600-700 calories for breakfast (I’m still slim, that shows how importnant a good breakfast can be ;)) and that’s why I love your “sweet posts” ;D thank you!!

    • hehe I’m the same way! I absolutely love hearty, healthy breakfasts 🙂 I have about 500-600 calories at breakfast, lunch w/some protein and a light dinner.

  6. Ok, firts, I have to say that your bowl is super cute!
    Ice-Cream for breakfast! I absolutely love the idea =) and that book looks lovely.

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