I love breakfast. I love eating, and breakfast is the first thing you get to eat every day. I love bacon. Eggs. Butter. During the week, though, breakfast is a lot less fun. For me, it’s a rushed time, and with my new job I am usually on a call with an international group of people at an ungodly hour. I need to be able to prepare something that can be done in increments as I hit the mute button periodically, and it needs to be quickly consumed. But it also needs not to be disgusting. I’m a snob like that.
So here’s a little meal that my friend Patricia suggested. It’s actually surprisingly good. You’ll need (the stuff I took an ugly photo of with my cell phone):
- Almond milk (about a cup or so…though I don’t usually measure so you might have to experiment here); I’ve tried unflavored as well as vanilla and they both work fine
- 1 Banana
- 1 Avocado
- Whey (I don’t really know what this is except that Little Miss Muffet ate them with curds in a nursery rhyme) — but at Patricia’s suggestion I got MRM brand 100% all natural whey in Rich Vanilla
- (optional) Flax oil
All you do is slice up the banana and avocado, add in about a cup of the almond milk, a squirt of flax oil and a scoop of whey, and blend (I have a handy little Braun hand blender that makes this easy). You can add in ice if you want it to be more smoothie-like, but I’m happy with it so long as everything else is cold. The whey protein makes it filling — unlike with smoothies, this one tides me over til lunch. There you have it — healthy liquid breakfast!