My Other Favorite Breakfast

Don’t call it a smoothie! I hate that word (and veggie, hoodie, onesie, you get it – the dumbing down of language). Anyway…..

Yesterday I posted a photo of one of my two go-to blender breakfasts (beets and bee pollen!). This is my other favorite, and if you like pumpkin pie, you’ll want to make this one.

Start with that sliced frozen banana (half a banana works fine). Open up a can of pumpkin. I like Trader Joe’s Organic Pumpkin and use 1/3 of the can. Add your milk. I use unsweetened almond or cashew milk, but it’s your choice. At least a cup, more if you need it.

Yesterday I mentioned PLNT brand plant-based protein powder. I use vanilla for some shakes, but the chocolate version is so good! So add a scoop. I’m liberal with cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice. These ‘warm’ spices are so good for you. And, of course, top it off with a sprinkling of bee pollen, just because you should.

These two blender drinks will get you going in the morning, with plenty of good protein, low fat and sugar, low carb, and tremendous satisfaction. Cheers!

Note: I didn’t mention kale in either post, but I do toss it in occasionally. To save kale, freeze it! Eliminates the need for ice.

Start Your Day with This!

I, like many of you, have struggled and continue to struggle, with losing excess weight. It seems that the older we get, the more difficult it is to drop extra pounds. As we age, our metabolism slows, we may not be as active as we were (finding time to exercise!). I figure I can at least start the day right. Right?!

This is one of my two go-to breakfasts. It’s packed with flavor and goodness. Start with a banana. Here I used half, frozen, sliced. When your bananas start to turn, slice them up and freeze them. Add a cup of frozen berries. I buy bags of frozen berries and simply scoop out a cup – this is a mix of blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries. Next, a beet! Yep, the girl who hated beets has learned how to incorporate this super food. Peel it, quarter it, and pop it in your blender.

Milk. I use nut milks now (unsweetened almond or cashew milk), but go with what you like. I use at least a cup, more if you need it. And you need protein to satisfy you. I choose a plant-based protein powder.

This is from The Vitamin Shoppe, and one scoop delivers 120 calories, 2g of fat, 7g of carbs, less than 1g of sugar, and a whopping 19g of protein.

I top it off with a sprinkling of bee pollen.

This is from a local farm, and I’ve been using it since November. Bee pollen is good for you! It contains nearly all nutrients required by humans.

Next time I’ll show you my other favorite. So tell me, what’s your favorite breakfast?