Strawberry Coconut Polenta Breakfast Bowls

These protein packed polenta breakfast bowls are made with creamy coconut milk and filled with juicy ripe spring strawberries for a sweet start to the day.

Ok true life, the scene below would annoy the shit out of me. Breakfast in bed, on the couch, on a tray, basically anywhere besides the kitchen table is not my thing. Just the thought of crumbs in my bed or on my couch making the chance that I’d have to get the vacuum out to clean it up is enough to say “no, thanks” to that lovely gesture. But, you gotta admit, the scene looks cozy and inviting.

Strawberry coconut polenta breakfast bowls

If I were one of those people though, (or had one of those husbands that actually thought to do something like that…ha! Do those really exist?) these strawberry coconut polenta breakfast bowls would be my breakfast in bed meal of choice.

They’re simple, cozy, filling and the perfect meal for the chilly mornings of early spring.

These protein packed polenta breakfast bowls are made with creamy coconut milk and filled with juicy ripe spring strawberries for a sweet start to the day.

Today, I’m back with some of my favorite healthy food blogger ladies bringing you a bunch of healthy meals in bowls. Meals in bowls seem to be the new “kale chip” right now, everyone loves an easy bowl meal! So here are 3 others to get you going:

4 Healthy Meals in Bowls

LEXI’S CLEAN KITCHEN – Chicken Buddha Bowl with Spicy Mango Sauce

Throw together this flavorful chicken bowl packed with spicy broccoli, roasted sweet potato, avocado, and MORE. Top it with this light spicy mango sauce for a perfect and hearty lunch or dinner.

Chicken-Buddha-Bowl-with-Spicy-Mango-Sauce

EATING BIRD FOOD – Broccoli Avocado Tuna Bowl

Put that can of tuna in your pantry to good use with this inexpensive, easy and flavorful Broccoli Avocado Tuna Bowl recipe.

Broccoli-Tuna-Bowl

FOOD FAITH FITNESS – DIY Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl

Make your own healthy, gluten free and paleo-friendly Chipotle Burrito Bowl at home with this quick and easy, 30 minute recipe! It’s perfect for busy weeknights and under 450 calories!

DIY Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl

Since those girls have your dinner covered, I figured I’d take the breakfast route.

Let’s put the oatmeal, yogurt and cereal aside though and break out the polenta today. If that word scares you, don’t let it. It’s just a fancy way of saying cornmeal which is exactly what this recipe calls for. I used white cornmeal (hence why these bowls look white) but yellow will work just as well. A little goes a long way, just 1/4 cup cornmeal fluffs up to a nice hearty amount that will serve 2 people. Pick your favorite protein powder (I use and love SFH vanilla whey every day for my workout shake and it tastes just as good in these polenta breakfast bowls) and add it in for a protein packed bowl of strawberry goodness to start the day.

Start the day with this protein packed polenta breakfast bowl made with creamy coconut milk and filled with juicy ripe spring strawberries.

Bowl <3.

Serves 2     adjust servings

Strawberry Coconut Polenta Breakfast Bowls

Cook Time 10 min 2017-05-28T00:10:00+00:00Prep Time
Preparation 5 min 2017-05-28T00:05:00+00:00Cook Time
Total Time 15 mins 2017-05-28T00:15:00+00:00 Total Time

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup full fat coconut milk from a can
  • 1 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sweetener of choice (agave, maple syrup or honey)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal (white or yellow, I used white)
  • 1 scoop (25g protein) vanilla protein powder (I use this brand )
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted

Instructions

  1. Combine coconut milk, water, sweetener, chia seeds, vanilla bean paste and sea salt in a small sauce pot over medium heat.
  2. Once simmering, add cornmeal and protein powder, turn heat to low and whisk constantly until thickened, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add strawberries, stir to combine then spoon into serving bowls.
  4. Top with sliced almonds and a few extra strawberries, serve hot.

15 Comments

  1. Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox

    So….I am not a fan of breakfast in bed. it’s just weird. I have to get up to brush my teeth anyway so why not just eat at the table. I do eat on the sofa….all the time. I would eat these breakfast bowls all day on my sofa…at the table…in bed…they’re that amazing looking. I can’t wait to make them!

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  2. Danae @ Recipe Runner

    Haha! I love this because the idea of eating breakfast in bed or on a tray is the last thing I would do. Crumbs everywhere, food falling into your lap, trying to balance the damn tray and knocking stuff over…it’d never happen. BUT, this polenta breakfast bowl, now this I can see happening!

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  3. allie @ Through Her Looking Glass

    Strawberry coconut polenta bowls….who woulda thunk? Sounds delicious, and I may just order this ahead of time for Mother’s Day from my family of four boys and one husband. Not saying I’ll receive it, but if I get my order in early, maybe there’s hope. Maybe… Love all the delicious bowl-fuls featured today, you ladies rock!

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  4. Erin

    I have only ever had savory polenta, I have yet to try a sweet/breakfast version. This bowl looks seriously delicious!! In fact, I think I might make it for breakfast tomorrow morning :) Thanks for the inspiration! Pinning!

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  5. Brittany

    I’ve never thought to make polenta for breakfast, but I love the sound of these bowls. The polenta looks so fluffy and cloud-like!

    And I’m totally with ya on the food in bed thing. I’ll take coffee in bed, but I don’t want crumbs in my bed.

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