Despite having a small bowl of cereal last night before bed, I sure woke up hungry today!! I’m actually really enjoying my workout-free mornings. My AM is so peaceful now! Just me and ma breakfast.
After all the smoothie talk last night, I was sure craving one for breakfast! Luckily I had some kale on its last leg I could throw in too!
This was sooooooooooooooo gooooooooooood!! And really, really filling!
- 1 big handful kale
- 1 medium ripe banana
- 1 scant scoop Vega Vanilla Chai
- 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup water (We are low on milk so I split the difference and for the first time ever put WATER in my smoothie. Last night when the Vega was mixed with water, it actually thickened up a bit due to some seaweed thickeners and it tasted quite nice in plain water (although I’d still prefer a milk of sorts). So today I did half milk, half water and just like oatmeal, the blend was awesome! I might continue to do this to conserve milk!)
- 1 handful ice
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/4 cup RAW oats
- Nature’s Path Pumpkin Flax Granola ( <— this is my very favorite SIAB topping because it’s light and airy but still chewy with flax seeds!)
- Coconut butter drizzle!
I melted the coconut butter for 10 seconds in the microwave to turn it into a drizzle (this is easier in the summertime too). I used to think heating it repeatedly would reduce the quality (like melted ice cream that refreezes) but I’ve found no difference in quality and I think the temperature is low enough that I’m not doing any oxidative damage or anything.
The coconut butter actually hardened much like the chocolate shell does on ice cream. It was totally awesome to get a hard clump of coconut butter!! Definitely doing this again
I’d go back for more if I weren’t so full!
I was thinking while I was eating this and studying the side of the vega canister while I was eating. A 2-scoop portion has all the vitamins and minerals for the RDA – plus things a normal person still needs more of like fiber, antioxidants and omega-3s. You really could skip your multivitamin, calcium supplement and EFA supplement (although the whole conversation percentage of ALA vs. DHA does warrant some further research…) and save money on that. Since technically you can just mix the vega with water, the cost per serving isn’t as high if you think about all of the nutrients you are getting for that cost. Even if you use a half portion, you’re getting 50% of so many important nutrients and probably getting the other 50% from lunch, dinner and snacks!
Compare the nutrient density and cost per serving to vega vs. a daily trip to Starbucks for a latte and muffin and I’m sure vega would win.
Also consider environmental impact and the industries choosing this supports (mostly local, organic farms after hearing the talk last night)
That doesn’t mean I’m going to start eating it everyday, but like organic foods, there’s more behind the cost than some person trying to make money…
[FYI, Vega did not ask me or pay me to write the above - just my thoughts after digesting the talk!]
Cafe. It’s almost that time of year where I wean myself off – tea season has begun! Coffee has lost it’s appeal.
This somehow reminds me of a cartoon yawning!!?
I decided not to wear my Danskos today. I remember that I am running a half marathon TOMORROW and it’s probably not the best day to try out something new and totally different from all of my other shoes. I settled for suede Aerosole wedges and will wear the Danksos around the house all weekend before Monday when I’m back in the main hospital.
Gmail, oh how I love thee!! Message sneak peek is awesome!!
I’m eating lunch at the hospital today so look for an iPhone post at noon!