Discovering the perfect breakfast was a revelation to me. I'm not interested in making a big meal or taking a lot of time for breakfast. I want something that tastes great, fills me up, and makes me feel good.
For years I ate oatmeal with either sliced bananas, blueberries, or strawberries. Which tasted good, but wasn't much of a kickstart.
Now I'm all about the smoothie.
Drinking a smoothie every morning gets me going better than any other food, coffee (which I don't like) or tea (which I love) I've ever tried.
Smoothies are perfect for either breakfast or after working out (with added hemp protein powder). They're easy on the digestive system (assuming you don't use cow's milk) which means you won't feel sluggish. Most importantly, they're very quick and easy to make.
My Ridiculously Extraordinary Smoothie recipe:
- 1 cup (8 oz) hemp milk (or any other plant based milk)
- 1 cup blueberries (fresh, or thawed frozen)
- 1 banana
- 1 Tablespoon ground flax seed - Info about the benefits of flax seed here.
- 1 serving hemp protein powder (I only use this if it's after a workout, not if it's just a breakfast smoothie)
The downside of all this is if you're using a blender every day that means you have to clean it every day. Which is a hassle. At least it was. :) Check out my "How To Quickly and Easily Clean A Blender" video (another huge revelation for me!) right here.