Sunday, July 31, 2011


If you were to ask me what I eat for breakfast, I'd say oatmeal.  If I feel it's too hot for oatmeal I'll usually have yogurt topped with frozen fruit, cinn., chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc... 

I definitely wouldn't say a smoothie.  Smoothies tend to be a snack or a dessert, not my breakfast.

And yet for the last week that's been my breakfast of choice.  One day I was headed into work and in order to be on time I skipped the sit down meal for a traveling smoothie.  Yesterday I was going to Step Aerobics (for the first time in months - I am SO SORE today) and I wanted a light breakfast since I was going to be hopping around so much.  Today, well to be honest, I was still craving the chocolate smoothie I had planned to make last night.  But then I was out voted by the fools my family at the dinner table, so we had Strawberry Banana.

So smoothies it is:

Thursday & Saturday's smoothies were very similar - Served one (me!):
In my Ninja blender overnight I soaked:
1/4 C oatmeal
1/4 C Almond Milk
1/4 C water
Dash of Cinn
Big pinch of Chia Seeds

In the morning I added:
1/2 frozen banana
A handful of frozen peaches  (approx 1/2 C)
Big handful of spinach (I did this when I went to work since I knew I wasn't going to be eating greens at lunch)

Then I just blend until smooth...

...and of course I poured this into my cup over my open dishwasher so I HAD to spill a little on a perfectly clean plate.  Sigh

Yesterday's Strawberry Banana smoothie dessert (Supposed to serve 3 but my daughter, Kai, accidentally shared her's with our dog so it really wound up serving 4!):
This one had to be kept VERY simple - The hubs was in the room watching and if he had seen any seeds or spinach anywhere need the blender Kai and I would have been the only ones enjoying them.

2 extremely ripe bananas
6 strawberries
1 C Almond Milk
Lots of ice
Blend until smooth...
That's it - as simple as a smoothie can get.  :)

Today's Chocolate smoothie (AKA Heaven in a cup):
1/2 Frozen banana
1 HEAPING spoonful of Almond Butter (or any nut butter)
1 spoonful of cocoa powder
1 Cup of almond milk
I small squirt of Raw Honey (or sweetener of choice)
Big pinch of chia seeds
Couple pinches of Pumpkin seeds
Couple Ice Cubes
Blend until smooth....
Enjoy, then wish you had made a double batch because it really is that good. :)

So do you have a favorite smoothie you make at home?  I try and just use what fruits I have on hand.  Right now my freezer has frozen bananas, peaches and plums so those are my go-to ingredients.

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