Remember when I hated breakfast? Well, things are looking up. I took some of your advice, and figured out what I love to eat in the morning. Breakfasts are so much more fun these days!
Here are my 3 new favorite morning meals:
1. Fruit Smoothie
1 scoop protein powder
1/3 c. of yogurt
1 c. of chopped fresh or frozen fruit*
1 small handful spinach (opt.)
2 tbls flax seed (opt)
Blend. Then add 5-10 ice cubes (I used fewer ice cubes with the frozen fruit) and blend again.
I love, love, love the versatility of this recipe. The spinach green color is freaky and fun (and totally undetectable taste-wise). I sip it throughout the morning, with a piece of toast.
*for fruit I have used bananas, strawberry, mango, & grapes so far. Right now I have a tropical frozen fruit blend from costco. yum!
Nutritional Facts: 390 calories, 13 g. fat, 65 g. carbs, 25 g protein
2. Peanut Butter Banana smoothie
When I started calorie tracking, I realized I hardly eat any protein in a given day. Cutting out meat didn't help! I've changed this by adding protein powder to smoothies and upping my intake of high protein foods like nuts. This smoothie is packed with protein!
3-4 tbls. peanut butter
1 banana (I sometimes just use a half)
1 scoop of protein powder
1 c. of milk
About 10 ice cubes.
This is seriously the best thing ever and I would love to drink one every day!
Nutritional Facts: 450 calories, 16 g. fat, 45 g. carbs, 34 g. protein
3. Cottage Cheese
My MIL works in healthcare and when I told her I was looking for [non-meat] high protein foods she told me I should eat cottage cheese. So, some mornings I have about 1/2 c of cottage cheese with (homemade) granola and fruit. But not together...i have to eat all my food separately. I haven't eaten cottage cheese in probably 8 years, but it's surprisingly refreshing.
Nutritional Facts (cottage cheese, granola, 2% milk): 359 calories, 15 g. fat, 32 g. carbs, 22 g. protein
The best thing about all these breakfasts is that they're so quick and easy.