What's for Breakfast


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...


Oh yeah, and this too...


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.