I eat the same thing for breakfast everyday. Before the start of June, I was on a pretty good streak of almost two years of eating Maple and Brown sugar instant oatmeal every morning. And I never got tired of it. Every once in a while (or on mornings when I would go to the gym) I would eat eggs, but most often I would eat oatmeal.
At the beginning of this month I decided to make a change because I thought I was not getting enough fruits and vegetables per day. I would always have a banana with breakfast but that didn't seem like enough so I decided to try something new.
I thought this would be a great way to get more fruit (and possibly vegetables). So I did a little research and found a regular berry smoothie to try last week. I decided that after my morning runs I would whip up this recipe and give it a try.
Most recipes called for some type of milk and I try to stay away from regular milk because the dairy doesn't always sit well in my stomach, etc etc. I went to the store to try and find some alternatives and I was overwhelmed by all my options. I decided to go with the coconut milk because that is the only one I had sampled before.
The night before I had slicked up a fresh banana and put it in the freezer. Then after my morning run, I took out all the ingredients and placed them in the blender. This was the perfect post run smoothie and the best part was that it kept me full until my morning snack at 10am (adding the greek yogurt helped with the protein). At first it was a little difficult getting used to a cold breakfast but I made sure to drink this with my morning coffee.
1 cup Coconut Milk
1/2 cup Chobani plain greek yogurt
1 thinly sliced frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
Place ingredients into blender and mix together! So easy!
Over the weekend, I decided to try a different smoothie. A GREEN smoothie. I decided to try it on a weekend because I worried I would not like the "green" part of the smoothie and I wanted to have the time in the morning to make a second breakfast (oatmeal) if this first one didn't turn out.
I added all the ingredients to the blender and whipped them all together. (I actually ended up doing the blending part in the laundry room. Brian was still sleeping since I made this on Sunday morning so I didn't want to wake him. After I put all the ingredients in the blender, I took the blender into my laundry room, closed the door and plugged the blender in and blended everything. The things I do for love, and a well rested husband!)
I poured it into the glass and took a little taste. I was very skeptical at first - I thought the spinach would make it taste really gross but it was actually delicious! I could not even taste the spinach (thanks to the peanut butter!) Now I have two new and very easy breakfast options and they both help me to increase my fruit and veggies intake each day.
1 cup Coconut milk
1 thinly sliced frozen banana
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 cup (a heaping handful) fresh spinach
Place in blender and blend until you no longer see spinach flecks. (Or blend slightly less if you don't care!)
What is your typical breakfast? Do you always eat the same thing?