Have you ever noticed that the last few minutes of sleep in the Fall/Winter months are always the deepest and best that you’ll get? Cruel trick, Mother Nature! I don’t know about anybody else, but I really value those 5 extra minutes of sleep. Here’s the obvious problem: I sleep right up until I have to leave for class/work, A.K.A not having enough time to make or eat breakfast. I’ve skipped breakfast 3 times in the last 4 days. This is not a good sign, my friends.I’ve decided that smoothies are the way to go on weekday mornings. ZAP, in the blender! Zip, bam, boom, we’re out the door! This was my first attempt at a breakfast smoothie, and I’m pleased to report that it will rock your morning. It’s frothy, almost like a milkshake. It’s like a meal in a glass.
I know, I know; I said I didn’t like bananas. But truth be told, they’re growing on me (not literally, don’t worry). I mean that I’ve got a new found appreciation for bananas as an ingredient in baked goods, desserts, and smoothies. I still haven’t been able to eat one “au naturel,” but who knows what the rest of the year will bring…
What’s good about smoothies, Ritika? Besides the obvious solution to the inevitable morning time constraint? Liquid meals are easier to digest. For those of you keeping track, I’m still keeping up with health goals. Easy to digest + keeps me full is a great combination.
Quick Tip: IF you have some extra time, try freezing the sliced bananas before you blend all the ingredients together (it’ll taste like a frosty).
I timed it on my phone: it took me 120 seconds to make this nutritious and filling 214 calorie breakfast with only 3 ingredients. Y’all ready for more smoothies? Because they’re definitely the right way to start the day, and I’m ready to experiment!
- 1 banana, sliced
- 2 heaping tablespoons of crunchy peanut butter
- 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- brown sugar for top (optional)
- Slice the banana (freeze, if you have time)
- Add banana, almond milk, and peanut butter into blender and pulse until completely blended
- Pour into two glasses and sprinkle brown sugar over top of each, if using