Thursday, March 29, 2012

Breakfast Smoothies

This morning Kaydin asked for a chocolate smoothie with ice cream in it.  Well, she would have loved it with ice cream but that wasn't gonna happen at 7:30 in the morning. I knew what she really meant, though. When Tim makes his protein smoothies it is inevitable that Kaydin will be right at his feet in .2 seconds asking for a drink.  She hovers and hugs and puts her lip out until she gets a drink.  Tim's smoothies are sometimes like an ice cream shake. So even though she asked for ice cream, what she was really wanting was a protein smoothie with fruit.  I whipped up one for her and one for me in 6 minutes. That took getting the ingredients out, making both of them, and then putting everything away again.  Healthy and quick! That's my kind of breakfast!

 My smoothie included:
  • 3 tsp Optimum Nutrition chocolate whey protein powder
  • 1/2- 3/4 cup vanilla coconut milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tsp crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/8 cup flax seeds
I used my Magic Bullet blender to get it all smoothie-fied and we were out the door!

Kaydin requested the following in her smoothie:
  • milk- "from the cow, not coconut milk", as she said
  • 1 frozen banana
ok- quick side note about the banana- She came into the kitchen just as I was getting started on her smoothie. At this point I had only put the banana into the glass.  She quickly says, "Ewww, I don't want a hot dog in it!!"  Through my outburst of laughing I informed her that it was not a hot dog but a banana. A banana she was ok with but let me know she did not want a hot dog in her breakfast!  Ok, back to the ingredients.
  • handful of frozen pineapple and strawberries
  • 2 tsp Optimum Nutrition chocolate whey protein powder
You can use lots and lots of variations to make a nutritious and filling breakfast smoothie. What's your favorite combination?