What's for Breakfast

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I tried a lot of different breakfasts before I found one that: 1. Tastes good. 2. Doesn't leave me hungry within an hour or two. 3. Doesn't take long to make. This is what I landed on, and I've been having it most mornings for the last few months. Here's what's in it...

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Oh yeah, and this too...

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It's one cup of Silk brand Protein Nut Milk. This stuff has 10-grams of protein per cup, which is a lot for nut milks. The almond milk I was using before had just 1-gram per cup. It's pea protein, in case you were wondering.

Then one scoop of the Trader Joe's brand Vanilla Pea Protein Powder. A serving is two scoops, which gives you 20-grams of protein. But it tasted really chalky with two, so I use one scoop of it and then with the protein nut milk it gets me to 20-grams of protein.

Then I add about a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa.

Next is a handful of spinach. You really can't taste it under the flavors of all of the other things in the smoothie, I promise! I buy the big Costco size tubs of fresh spinach and then freeze it in baggies without washing it. When I'm making a smoothie, I rinse what I want to use under some cool water. That way it thaws and gets a little cleaning at the same time :-). It's just an easy way to get a serving of veggies for breakfast without actually tasting them.

I usually add one dried date as well. It gives the smoothie a little sweetness, but unlike adding sugar, dates have fiber and calcium in them so they aren't empty calories. Win-win, right?

Then I add in about a cup of frozen strawberries and blend it all together.