Pineapple. Banana. Toasted Coconut….all in one delicious and healthy breakfast!?
How does that sound to you? It’s sounds pretty awesome to me! Add in chia seeds and oats and we’ve got ourselves a winner!
As many of you know, I’m a 2015 Dole Get Up and Grow! Ambassador. I’ve just been loving promoting a healthy and fun plant-based diet and encouraging my readers to get active daily!
The other bloggers making up the Dole Ambassador team have been sharing a ton of yummy, healthy recipes too! First things first, you MUST go check out this DIY fresh Pineapple DOLE Whip by Kathy over at Lunch Bunch Bunch. Oh my yum! I also love the flavours in these Pineapple Spring Rolls by Julie from Julie’s Kitchenette and this Summer Quinoa and Veggie Salad from A Farmgirl’s Dabbles looks amazing!
So, let’s talk more about this epic flavour combo of Dole Pineapple, Dole Banana, toasted coconut, chia seeds and oats. Tropical, sweet, satisfying, nourishing and since the pineapple is so sweet, you don’t need to add any additional sweetener! Extra win!
Plus, did you know that thanks to an enzyme they contain called bromelain, pineapples can help to reduce inflammation, provide pain relief and even help skin injuries heal faster?
As for bananas, being a good source of vitamin B6 once study has shown that they may help you live longer even if you skimp on sleep. I love my bananas for a pre or mid-workout snack, easily digestible and packed with energy, they’re an ideal source of energy for performance. For more fun ways to add bananas to your diet, check out my 10 Easy Vegan Banana Snacks and Desserts.
To fuel up for active days, enjoy these simple and flavourful tropical chia seed oats for breakfast or as a quick snack during the day. Enjoy!
- ½ cup quick oats
- 1 cup diced, fresh DOLE pineapple
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 DOLE banana
- 1-2 tbsp of toasted coconut
- Add the oats, pineapple, chia seeds, almond milk and vanilla to a container and stir or shake vigorously to combine.
- Place in the fridge overnight or at least for a few hours.
- When you're ready to eat, top with the toasted coconut and sliced banana.
If you'd like to make this higher in protein for a more balanced meal, mix in ½-1 scoop of your favourite vegan vanilla protein powder.
To find out more about the Dole Get up and Grow program Check out my post on the Dole Get Up and Grow! Tour . You can also view the full Get Up and Grow! tour schedule at www.dole.com/getupandgrow. Chances are they’re coming to your city, so check out the schedule and don’t miss it!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Dole as part of my 2015 ambassadorship. Opinions are my own.