A delicious, nutritious and effortless breakfast for an enjoyable and at-ease morning – perfect even if you’re half-asleep while making it, and especially when in a hurry.
Before we go to the peanut butter toast… When I was in high school, the only thing that got me out of bed in the mornings was the thought that the first class that day was maybe something I can nap through a little. Not that I actually did sleep through an entire class. I was never that comfortable sleeping in public. And also the teachers didn’t like it. But I think it was mostly sleep farts, frightening snores, a casual sleep-drooling all over situation, and other somebody-shoot-me-now-please scenarios that kept me awake.
Anyhowz… The idea of snuggling in my jacket (or fold it as a pretend-pillow) and at least keep my eyes closed for a while, as uncomfortable as it may sound, was definitely something that helped me leave my awesome bed (never that awesome, but neither is leaving it in 6.30 am in say, December).
This high-school thing was surprisingly really helpful. So, now I’m kinda trying out “upgraded” versions of the “method”. Something that will get me exited about waking up a little bit earlier (I kinda don’t have a boss or a job in the traditional way to do that magic for me). And while not many things sound better than my own bed, warm, cozy and sheet (see what I did there) in the early morning, there are some that definitely make a difference. Say, these delicious, fruity peanut butter toasts that are so simple to put together, it’s ridonculous. Even if you’re sleeping with your left eye while making them, and especially when you don’t have a lot of time.
Full disclosure: I can’t say that I’m waking up at 6 am, all perky and happy and whatnot, just because of a peanut butter toast (it’s kinda “duh” moment). But it’s definitely something that cheers me (and my dead-person look) up in the mornings.
Peanut Butter Toast 2 Ways.
– Bread Slices
– Peanut Butter
– Bananas and Berries
– Honey (around 1 Tablespoon for a toast)
– Chia Seeds (1/2 Tablespoon for a toast)
– Nutella (1 Tablespoon for a toast – it works best if melted a little)
1. Toast the bread slices in your toaster (for as much time as you’d like, depends on how crusty you want the bread, time you have, or just how lazy you feel that morning).
2. Once your bread slices are ready, spread the peanut butter on each of the slices. I went with a layer of banana slices topped with honey + chia seeds for one peanut butter toast, and then berries (frozen strawberries and raspberries) topped with nutella and chia seeds for the other toast. Voila.
You can melt the nutella before you pour it over the toast.