Monday, September 17, 2012

Breakfast Smoothie

Confession: I don't eat breakfast. I know how important it is to eat breakfast. I drink way too much coffee with way too much sugar, then I'm not hungry, then my blood sugar crashes and I eat everything (crap) in sight. Unhealthy.

I want to do better. I hear myself tell my girls how important breakfast is, but I'm not showing them a good example.

They love smoothies. I love smoothies. What could be easier than smoothies for breakfast?!

Disclaimer: this is for ME, not the girls! I add supplements to it for various reasons, including trying natural remedies for my anxiety, my IBS problems, etc.... If I make this for the girls, the only supplement I include is the probiotics.

INGREDIENTS
  • 10 almonds
  • 1 medium frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • powdered probiotics (I like Genestra Brands HMF-Pre and Probiotics)
  • powdered Inositol (vitamin B supplement)
  • Tropical Tango Vegan powdered smoothie mix (I use 1 tbsp)
DIRECTIONS
  1. Put all ingredients, minus the ice cubes, in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add ice and blend until smooth.
  3. Enjoy!

2 comments:

Christine Eubanks said...

"Disclaimer: this is for ME, not the girls! I add supplements to it for various reasons, including trying natural remedies for my anxiety, my IBS problems, etc.... If I make this for the girls, the only supplement I include is the probiotics."

Yes, even me. I had IBS before but when i started taking probiotics supplement, it lessen then. Probiotics is really great.

JoHetzel said...

I think having smoothies for breakfast is a great idea. The fruit is really good for you and adds to the 5 a day and it's easy to drink on the go if you're in a rush. Smoothies are healthier than fruit juice because they include more fruit and fibre and the sugar breaks down slower than i fruit juice which means that there will not be a sugar spike.

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