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What did YOU have for breakfast this morning?

Do you even eat breakfast? I know that breakfast is a big challenge for a lot of people.  We’re not hungry when we get up (probably because we ate too late the night before) so we skip breakfast.  But then we get starved around 10 and head for the vending machine or fast food restaurant for a breakfast platter.

Breakfast used to be a challenge for me until … I discovered smoothies.  Now I make a smoothie for breakfast 4 or 5 days a week.  The other days I might have oatmeal with nuts and raisins or an egg and veggie dish.  Think of all the calories you save eating a healthy breakfast….that’s what I think about because I used to fall prey to the 10 am hunt for hunger in all the wrong places.

Here’s how I make my smoothies

Every day my smoothie fruit ingredients vary according to what I have on hand and what I’m in the mood for, but here are the options I usually choose from.  In a regular blender I blend …

Variety of fresh and frozen fruits

  • raspberries, cranberries, black cherries, peaches, bananas, mangos, blueberries, pineapple, apples, pears, grapes, grapefruit.
  • a squirt of lemon juice (fresh or reconstituted)

Special things I think are good for me

  • a splash of chlorophyll (store in the fridge)
  • about a tablespoon of colloidal minerals (I don’t really measure) (store in the fridge)
  • a couple of ounces of aloe vera juice (store in the fridge)
  • a scoop of whey protein powder

Optional things you might like to add

  • ground flax seed
  • ground hemp seed

Special notes: I make my smoothies fresh every morning so I get the best of the nutrients–before anything oxidizes and nutrients are lost.  It’s much cheaper to make your own than buy them at the store–if you’re living frugally.  I have a very efficient routine/system set up so I can make my smoothies in 5 minutes or less…and I’m not exaggerating.

My smoothies taste great and hold me until 10 or 10:30 in the am.  If I get the munchies before lunch I snack on a small handful of nuts and dried fruits like figs, dates, cranberries, or raisins.

Smoothies solved my breakfast dilemma… now to solve the lunch and dinner dilemmas :)  That’s why we’re doing all this posting in May!

OK enough about me and my smoothies…

  • What did YOU eat for breakfast today?
  • Did you eat breakfast?
  • What are your favorite breakfasts?
  • Share any recipes or prep tips

Do tell … at the comment link below.

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  1. Rebecca says:

    I have what I call “My weird oatmeal”
    1/2 c old fashioned oatmeal
    1 tbsp dried cranberries
    1/3 c dry milk
    1 serving EAS protein powder
    the following spices to taste: cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, turmeric, pepper
    1 c water
    I cook this in the microwave in a glass bowl for 3 minutes 33 seconds.
    I let it set until cool and then store in the refrigerator for the next morning
    I really don’t know how to describe it. It’s not like oatmeal and it’s not a granola bar.
    I also have 1/2 grapefruit.

  2. Interesting – I like the name “weird oatmeal.” It shows you can take a traditional meal and make it unique to you. Cheryl

  3. Rhea says:

    Turkey bologna. Really.

  4. Elsa says:

    1 cup of fresh blackberries
    1 frozen whole wheat toaster waffle with
    some some sugar free jam
    small handful of walnuts
    green tea

  5. xer1 says:

    On the go this morning so I had cherrios. Lactose intolerant, so I always use unsweetened almond milk

  6. What did you have with the turkey balogna? I remember as a kid we used to fry balogna….brings back memories. But for the life of me I can’t remember what we ate with it??

  7. Chandra says:

    Fruity Oats

    I love this quick and healthy oatmeal porridge especially because it is good for lowering cholesterol .

    For one bowl of porridge

    3 tablespoons oats
    pinch of salt
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
    1 finely chopped apple or pear (seeds removed)
    add enough water to cover oats and fruit.

    Add water a little at a time to mix in cinnamon powder properly or it will form little lumps on top of the porridge.

    Microwave for 3 minutes. I cook it a minute at a time to avoid the porridge spilling over onto my turntable. Its a schlepp to clean off porridge from the microwave oven…so doing it this way helps.

    After porridge is done wait for it to cool and then add 4 -5 chopped almonds.

  8. Myrna Stephens says:

    I eat oatmeal almost every morning–but made different ways. I use the old fashioned oatmeal–1/2 cup with 1 c. water and cooked in the microwave for 2 minutes 30 seconds. This morning I added (before cooking) 1 T. golden raisins and 1 T. walnuts.

    Another variation is 3 dried apricot halves (chopped) and 1 T. almonds. Another variation is 1 T. craisins. I also like 1 T. dark raisins with nuts and cinnamon. Sometimes I add 1 T. chunky peanut butter.

    Then before eating, I add two or three packets of Splenda and 1/2 c. milk.

    Another variation is to add fresh fruit after cooking the oatmeal–like sliced red grapes (about 1/2 c.) and eat it with low-fat yogurt instead of milk. Sliced strawberries and blueberries are also good.

    I never tire of oatmeal, so long as I use these variations, and it is so good for you. My men from my father’s side of the family all died of heart attacks except the oldest brother who lived to the ripe old age of 93. He ate oatmeal every morning. My father who ate three eggs every morning died at age 47.

  9. Hi Myrna – you’re right about oatmeal being a winner. So many ways to fix it and enjoy it. Cheryl


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