I am not a proponent of smoothies. Drinking calories, as it were. In my heart, I feel that smoothies can be sugary calorie bombs, without providing satiety. I scoff at the Vitamix guy at Costco making them for people, proclaiming the health benefits…then when no one is looking he caps it off with a 1/2 cup of agave.
Enter 4th child. This season of life, I am looking for time hacks around every corner. I have perfected the art of the 40-second shower, stopped folding our laundry, and (gasp!) started drinking my breakfast.
Because the days of softly scrambled eggs topped with natural sausage, over sautéed greens and sliced avocado are gone for a while. Sorry breakfast, you are not a life-event anymore.
It’s so handy! It’s only taken me 100 tries to get it to taste right. :) My hubby and I drink this a few times a week now. We tweak it with a spoonful of nut butter here and there, and I always throw in my prenatal vitamins. They are the worst.
Pile these ingredients into the blender in the following order:
1. 3/4 c milk of your preference
2. 1/2 c cottage cheese (sorry–dairy. Sub 1/2 avocado, but up the liquid.)
3. 1 c greens (packed & overflowing out of the cup)
4. 1 frozen banana broken into 3 pieces
5. 1/2 c frozen mango–or any frozen fruit
Blend until smooth.
Vitamix is nice and fastest, but it is not necessary. Greens? Check. Potassium? Check. Protein? Check. Breakfast done, and well-rounded enough for me. Carpe diem!