Wednesday, September 3, 2008

What's for breakfast?

For me, it's a smoothie*. I love that I can get calcium, fruit and protein all in one drinkable meal.

My favorite smoothie? Strawberry Banana. Making it is really easy.

Place about a cup (6 or 7 or so) frozen strawberries and half a banana in a food processor. Blend until the strawberries begin to break up. Add about a cup to a cup-and-a-half of nonfat plain yogurt and 2-3 tablespoons of wheat germ. Blend until smooth, pour into a tall glass and enjoy!

The strawberries contain vitamin C, the bananas have potassium, the yogurt has calcium and protein and the wheat germ adds vitamin E, folic acid and a little more protein. Someone with more credibility would be able to break the nutrition content down in more detail; I can just give you the highlights.

Take my word for it, it is a yummy breakfast that is easy to make. It is also easy to keep the ingredients on hand because the strawberries are frozen (and you can use any frozen, non-sweetened fruit) and if your bananas start to go bad, just freeze them, too. Frozen bananas work just as well as fresh in this recipe!

* Now. Sometimes it's Lucky Charms mixed with All Bran and on those good days when the hubby makes pancakes . . . well, it is definitely pancakes. Unfortunately for my taste buds -- but fortunately for my waistline -- it doesn't seem to be bacon all that often. That's what holidays are for.

11 comments:

Lily on the Road said...

Yummy, I'll have to try that, Usually the put a banana, some sort of fruit and milk in the blender.

Or use Orange juice ... it's all good!

or Vector Cereal with fruit...and a banana

Marcy said...

I've gotta get back into smoothies! I stopped doing them because I hated washing the blender :P

Mark Salinas said...

Smoothies! Yum..I have one everyday!

My Life, My World, My Thoughts said...

Another addition to a smoothie that I use - is a splash of OJ. That makes it less thick.
And - I add some ice cubes!

Roisin said...

I need to get a blender!

tfh said...

Ooh, I'll have to try wheat germ. My current healthy mix-in is ground flaxseeds. Mmmm.

(But I have to agree with Marcy in that I really detest washing the blender.)

jkrunning said...

That sounds good. I love that I can make smoothies on my way out the door in the AM.

Danica said...

Add blueberries, those little babies are full of antioxidents... and are delicious! :)

The Happy Runner said...

Blueberries, ground flaxseed, OJ -- mmm...I'll be shaking up my smoothies for sure!

Running Knitter said...

I will have to try this. Thanks!

carla said...

you make me laugh.

up in herre it can oft be crunch berries BUT I figure at least I have all day to burn it off.

Miz.

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