Monday, September 18, 2006

Purple Monday

My favorite breakfast is a yummy shake/smoothie.

I love they can be mixed up and changed to suit your tastes for the day. I, typically, follow a simple recipe:

8 oz. light/plain Silk soy milk
1 c. frozen fruit (blueberries are my fav, but strawberries, peaches, and mango work great, too)
1/2 frozen banana
1 heaping teaspoon nut butter (I mostly opt for almond, but peanut or cashew = yum, as well)
some sort of protein powder (LOVIN' the Living Harvest Hemp Powder right now but like brown rice powder on occasion I try to steer clear of the soy powders. I get plenty of soy as it is)
a couple of pc's of ice

blend that all together and you've got yourself a thick, filling morning starter!

When a fruit is in season and I'm finding them looking especially lovely in the grocery store, I'll opt for fresh, but I find that it's much more cost effective and convenient to keep some always in the freezer. There are some great Organic varieties out there, so I tend to keep blueberries, strawberries, and mangoes in the freezer all of the time).

I buy bananas about six at a time and cut them in half, toss in a freezer bag, and then in the freezer. They chop up easily even when frozen and the pcs can be tossed into the shake while it's mixing just before the ice. They give them a texture that I totally love.

If you haven't been enlightened to the wonders that is Hemp powder, I highly recommend snagging some (link above you can shop from). Not only are they full of protien and fiber but have all ten essential amino acids! I got mine at Whole Foods and can't wait to get thru my cannister of Original Flavor so I can try some of their other flavors (like Chocolate Chili!!).


Not So Vivacious Vegan said...

Just found your blog and I can't wait to spend some more time browsing around.

What a beautiful bright purple smoothie!

Anonymous said...

So you recommend the hemp powder eh? I just saw it on-line somewhere and was considering trying some but I was a little scared of what it might taste like.

Crystal said...

Just got the Living Harvest powder for my birthday - it's great so far!