Apparently it’s “Nice Cream” and not “Nicecream.” Whoops. I feel old. Stuff like this is why I’m not on the chat snap. Anyway.

The other day I was making Thanksgiving and fall-themed recipes for work projects, but since summer’s not officially over yet (and I can still wear my white sandals for a few more days), I’m slipping in a cold breakfast recipe under the wire because it’s too good to keep to myself.

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This nice cream sundae is the perfect way to savor the last days of summer. The pea protein powder gives it a fluffy texture I love, but feel free to use whatever your favorite is. Using slightly less liquid also gives this a thicker texture that’s more like ice cream than a smoothie. I also find that using all frozen fruit and veggies helps with that too. This recipe is loosely based on my Secret-Ingredient Green Smoothie (riced cauliflower being the secret ingredient), but feel free to customize.

I like a little crunch on my smoothies, so I drizzled on a half-teaspoon of coconut oil (it hardens to a Magic Shell-like texture on top) and then added a half-tablespoon of Trader Joe’s super seed & ancient grain mix, plus a pinch of coconut flakes. Aside from adding the texture I crave, these add-ons also provide some healthy fats and fiber—key for staying power through a busy morning.

Nice Cream Breakfast Sundae

Ingredients: 

  • 3/4 – 1 cup water, coconut water, or unsweetened milk of choice
  • 1 scoop vanilla pea protein
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum (optional)
  • 1/2 a medium or 1 small frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen riced cauliflower
  • 1 cup frozen chopped spinach (or 2 cups raw)
  • 1 cup ice (or more if needed)

Directions:

  1. Layer ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass or bowl. Garnish with a drizzle of coconut oil, 1/2 tablespoon of chia seeds, and a pinch of coconut flakes.

What’s your favorite late-summer breakfast? 

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