Don’t grab a donut on the way to work—this is just as fast and way better for you! I present to you my new I-didn’t-have-time-to-do-anything-this-morning breakfast: Rush Bowls.
Usually I like to slice fruit into plain yogurt and top it with nuts and granola or stir peanut butter and fruit into old-fashioned oatmeal but sometimes I just don’t have time, or the ingredients on hand. I have a stash of energy bars in my desk drawer but try not to reach for them too often, as they don’t tend to satisfy me nutritionally, or psychologically. I want to feel like I had a meal. Plus, I like to have produce, whether it be fruits or veggies at every meal.
Enter Rush Bowls. They look like a pint of ice cream from the outside but when you open the package they are filled with frozen fruit puree and a packet of organic granola (a gluten-free rice crisp variety is also available). All you have to do is defrost the Rush Bowl in the microwave for about a minute, stir, and enjoy. Stash a few in your freezer at work or at home and there’s no excuse not to have a healthy morning meal.
Rush Bowls are made of whole fruit and 100% fruit juices with no added sugars or artificial sweeteners. My favorite flavor, Oasis Bowl, is made with coconut milk, mango, pineapple, and peach juice. The whole thing, granola included, clocks in at 180 calories, 5.5 grams of fat, 4 grams of protein, and 38 grams of sugar. With its generous size, attractive packaging, and naturally bright colors Rush Bowls satisfies my senses as much as my hunger.
Available at select Whole Foods and online at www.icecreamsource.com for $6. What’s your go-to no-time breakfast? Please share in the comments below. I’m always looking for ideas to shake things up in the a.m.
As an editor at SHAPE I have the chance to learn about the healthiest ways to cook, eat, and live from all sorts of experts but I’m also a single girl living in NYC with a busy schedule, active social life, and chocolate cravings. I’m here to share what works for me—and where I need a little help from you.