I feel like starting the week off with a smoothie is sort of starting the week off on a wimper. I feel like I should start with something amazing and gripping like cupcakes! Or cake! Or a cocktail!
Instead, you get a smoothy.
But here’s the thing- it’s almost summer time in New England. I know some of you may actually already feel like it’s summer, but New England is really holding out. It’s cool and rainy here and I’m actually thinking that Bean, Kale and Potato soup is looking pretty good.
Even though, it may not feel like summer yet, I’m already planning two beach trips- to the Cape and to North Carolina- and both will require me to suck up my dislike and wear summer clothes *dun, dun, duuun*
(I’m already counting down the days until boots weather)
Until then though, I have to tighten up on the healthy eating. No more cinnamon pancakes for dinner! (even though they are soooo good…)
So here’s a breakfast smoothy I started the week with:
- 1 cup ice
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries (though any berry would work)
- 1/2 cup plain coconut-milk yogurt
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 TBSP honey
- 1 cup coconut water
Place ice and raspberries in the bottom of blender, and other ingredients on to. Blend until completely smooth.
The recipe says this made 2-4 servings but those would be really small breakfast servings if you divided it into 4! I split it in half, put half in the fridge for the next morning and froze the second half in ice cube trays. I just blended the cubes together the morning of or the night before. Either works!
Alright, hopefully my food choices pick up this week and somehow manage to be fun and healthy.
PS. Do you like my ghetto smoothie cup?? Someone threw my fancy-schmancy travel mug out at work so I’ve been in smoothie to-go cup limbo. I need a new one STAT!