Silly rabbit…. Ice cream is for breakfast! Oh and my kids got lucky with breakfast this morning because mama must have gone to bed and bumped her head the morning she made this Trixed Out Cereal Nice Cream!
Not really I was just feeling like a kid and decided to make a fun breakfast with a healthy twist for back to school! The bonus… it also doubles for a delicious after school treat!
I’ve always loved cereal and remember coming home from school and eating bowls of it for snack. Until last year we didn’t regularly keep a lot of cereal in the house, especially not sugary cereal. Don’t get me wrong we had cereal, and even had cereal for dinner on occasion, it just was only a box or two and not something that I bought weekly. Sugary cereals were bought on occasion, like always a box or two of Lucky Charms in March for St. Patrick’s Day.
When I was pregnant I craved cereal, even some sugary ones, but usually simple ones like corn flakes with bananas! The best news fortified cereals are packed with iron and my iron levels were so low that eating bowls of cereal in the last trimester were the only way I was able to keep my iron levels up. Wish I could still eat bowls of cereal, donuts, pancakes, and cookies all day long and not gain weight. My whole pregnancy still has me so confused but hey in the end this cute little Leprechaun of mine makes me feel so lucky and blessed.
We’ve played with sugarcoated cereals before but it’s been awhile. I remember when A was like 3 and we made Trix Cereal Treats and years ago (over 3 years to be exact) we made Cereal Pops, Fruity Pebble Smoothie Bowls, and Magically Delicious Smoothie Bowls. So it was about time to post this Trixed Out Cereal Nice Cream that’s been on my mind, and to make list, for a couple years.
Especially after a recent trip to Treats Cereal Bar & Boba, a local ice cream shop that makes fun cones and shakes blending ice cream and cereal! It was our August Family Foodie Ice Cream Date (this years theme). It was so good and brought out the inner kid in me. Instantly I knew I wanted to go home and finally blend up this combo (and another one coming) to share with those that aren’t local. Trust me though this healthier version has nothing on the indulging and delicious treats at Treats (Minnesota), I mean just look at this Berry Kiss Cone! So good we went back with friends a few days later, I mean we couldn’t stay away from delicious ice cream and the friendliest owner and employees. A got another cone and S and I had all the Boba Teas, one I feel in love with! Like crazy in love so I already asked my husband if he could pick me up some regularly since he works pretty close.
That said while that is a delicious treat this Trixed Out Cereal Nice Cream is acceptable for breakfast and it can be made at home! Simple and easy it only takes 3 ingredients and 5 minutes! I like to use a protein milk to add protein, our fav Ripple, or add a plant-based protein. Making it a more well balanced breakfast than a bowl of sugary cereal that this mama approves of. Even better for an afternoon snack before gymnastics or the girls activities.
While I try to make sure our family easy healthy well balanced meals that fuel our bodies I also believe there is a balance. We like treats and going out for ice cream, pizza, ect. While we don’t usually have sugary cereals in the house I also think that having them in the house on occasion and not labeling them as “bad” or not having them lets my kids have them and build a healthy relationship with food. Just like having chocolate or candy in a dish that we use to have, or a gumball machine. Funny thing is that because they are there the girls never binged or felt they needed to have them and they would end up going bad. I feel they need to learn for themselves how they feel making good food choices and with that they usually do. So on occasion when they do ask for a sugary cereal I say yes. Nice times out of ten we don’t finish the box or my husband, who pretty much eats anything, finishes it.
So whatever the girls decide to have before or after school tomorrow I really hope their first day goes well and it’s full of rainbows and butterflies!!
While this one looks pretty with Lucky Charms marshmallows and edible glitter on it it’s just as good in a jar with a little extra Trix sprinkled on top. How I roll since my breakfast is usually enjoyed in the drop off line at school.
Hope you all have a great Labor Day!
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