5 minute breakfast bowl + cookbook feature

it's my personal belief that everything tastes better in bowl form. take a scroll through my Insta and you'll see that bowls > plates. I'm a huge fan of mixing it all together, which is something you can't really do on a plate without things falling off — or maybe that's just me, since I'm one of the world's clumsiest people.

so when I found out that a fellow Bostonian / Northeastern Husky / former co-worker / Paleo blogger was releasing a brand new cookbook, I took it as a chance to expand my recipe base. it's so easy to fall into a rut or even just get comfortable eating the same things day after day, especially for me, since I love routine.

Kenzie's book, Clean Eating Bowls: 100 Real Food Recipes for Eating Clean, showcases what I've been trying to tell people about eating clean for years — it's not expensive, tastes good, and doesn't take an immense amount of time or effort.

basically, you can dump it all into a bowl and you're good to go.

I've had my eye on a couple of recipes to test out, but decided to start with the 5 minute breakfast bowl. I've made similar things before, but usually for an after-dinner snack instead of breakfast.

the pro of this bowl, however, is that you can prep the ingredients the night before (or week before), take it with you to work or class, microwave it for 2 minutes, and have breakfast ready. easy, right?

so here we go:

5 minute breakfast bowl


serves 1 | grain free, gluten free, vegan, vegetarian | time: 5 minutes

recipe from Clean Eating Bowls: 100 Real Food Recipes for Eating Clean


  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. in a microwave-safe bowl, combine all ingredients. mix well.
  2. heat on high for 2 minutes or until the mixture is fully warmed. stir and eat.


I made this into a yogurt bowl, so I halved the recipe and it was more than enough. I also added pumpkin pie spice, 2 tbsp flaxseed meal, protein powder, and topped with 1 tbsp shredded coconut, some chopped pecans, and berries.


follow Kenzie on Insta at @cavegirlinthecity or check out her blog Cave Girl in the City for more recipes and clean eating inspiration.