If you’ve never thought about doing a bev for breakfast, I highly recommend it. My parents have been doing it for about 10 years. I used to poo-poo it, because I was one of those people who wasn’t ever hungry in the morning (and my logic was, if I’m not hungry, why eat?). Word on the street is, it’s not good to not eat breakfast. And, just cereal doesn’t do you all that much good without some protein.
I’m too lazy to cook eggs every morning (my cholesterol is thanking me, I’m sure), and I got that neato blender for Christmas, so I started 2010 with breakfast smoothies … and haven’t looked back. Seriously, they don’t have to taste like shit. I’m still working on finding a protein powder I like (trying to stay away from soy/dairy/wheat) … and that is going to take forever because you can’t buy trial-size containers.
I usually make mine the night before — partially because BF hates the sound of the blender at 7:15 a.m., and partially because it just streamlines my morning. I blend it up, leave it in the fridge, and walk out the front door with it, no hassle.
1 c. spinach (please just trust me, you can’t taste it)
1 fist-sized piece of fruit (it used to be about a fist-sized pile of strawberries when they were in season … now it’s time for peaches. They are divine)
1 heaping T. vanilla brown rice protein powder
~1/2 c. Orange juice or soymilk (or some other liquid … basically to help the consistency. Without liquid it will be SUPER thick)
And blend. This is flexible — I didn’t have a banana today, so I used 1/2 c. raspberry sorbet I had hanging out in the freezer from when I had my wisdom teeth out. And it was delicious.