Can you tell that I like smoothies for breakfast? This one has my requisite cup of spinach in it, and is made deliciously creamy with the addition of a tablespoon of coconut oil. If you’re having it alone for breakfast, I’d recommend adding a scoop of protein powder – natural, vanilla, even chocolate would probably taste great with these flavours.
I’m not sure if you were able to tell from the length of my last post, but I am in full-on vacation mode. I’ve saved up some recipes from when I was home to share with you every Friday and, in the spirit of the summer holidays, today I’d like to share my Morning Mojito with you.
This green “milkshake” is about to change the game. Its a great starter smoothie for a green-drinks novice, or for someone like me who wishes they could but just can’t get their palate around grassy drinks. You’d never guess its colour or nutritional profile (vegan and no added sweetener!) based on the vanilla milkshake-like taste, but that lovely green certainly makes you feel very virtuous in the morning.
This smoothie is for those of us who love the classic “breakfasty” taste of orange juice in the morning but want a fiber-rich, nutrient-packed, on-the-go breakfast.
I flew home from Dublin yesterday, and took this granola in glass containers to eat on the plane. I bought some milk in the airport to take with me. Best plane food ever. It travels so well and kept me satisfied until I got home.
I am eating these as I write this post. They are the perfect balance of being (a) so-good-I-can’t-imaging-getting-sick-of-them, (b) easy-enough-to-make-in-20-minutes-and-you-probably-have-all-the-spices-already and (c) just-too-much-work-to-make-often-enough-to-get-sick-of. Are you sold? Then go buy some ground turkey.
Yesterday I discovered coconut cream. I actually bought it months ago at a health food store (I shouldn’t be left alone in a health food store, there are so many things I want to try! I feel like they on purpose put everything good right at my eye level. It’s bad.). Anyway, naturally I was immensely pleased with my purchase and proceeded to put it in my cupboard and not think about it again until yesterday when I caught a glimpse of the back of my cupboard for the first time since I moved here.
Big news – I decided to branch out from my usual chia pudding recipe for breakfast this morning (I’m really living life to the fullest).
I usually like my smoothies with all “real food” ingredients, but when my fridge is looking particularly desolate I reach for the protein powder. I like whey isolate because it makes your smoothie creamy. So creamy, in fact, that I tend to sub water for my usual almond milk (also when my fridge is empty, I have no almond milk). 20g protein plus berries, spinach & chia – the week is off to a good start!
I saw a recipe for Black Rice Pudding with coconut & banana in At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen a while back, bought the black rice, put it in my cupboard and promptly forgot about it. I didn’t make the recipe before for 2 reasons; (1) it only uses half a can of coconut milk which is so annoying because what am I supposed to do with the other half? (2) it needs to simmer for an hour on the stovetop. Well, now I am sitting at my kitchen table all day anyway, and decided no one is here stopping me from using the whole dang can. Lol I said dang. I’m trying to keep it clean, ok?