I know so many people who don’t eat breakfast and this boggles my tiny brain to no end. This is not one of those preachy posts about how important having three square meals a day is and how breakfast is important, though it is, I just literally don’t get how people can not wake up hungry. The only motivator I have for getting out of bed in the morning is the promise of being able to quell the starvation of not eating for seven hours (I would be the worst anorexic because I am literally hungry every hour on the hour). I plan every single meal I eat. While eating one meal I am already thinking about the next one, I know that seems really Half Ton Teen of me, but its true! Anyone else get all riled up planning out what they eat?
With that said it is tough to plan good breakfasts during the work week. On the weekends I have been known to spend hours planning out epic brunches like this or this, but during the week it is tough to plan out satisfying, healthy, and time sensitive meals.
I go on these breakfast benders where I will make the same thing every morning for two weeks, then get finally tired of it and switch to a new one. Last bender it was a rice cake with honey, almond butter, and a half an apple sliced on top. Other weeks it will be a Bonzai Bowl, Chia Health Warrior Bars with coffee, or oatmeal. It may seem boring, but I think consistency is the key when you have to make something quick on the go. Taking the thought out of your morning meal ensures that you get something to eat, helps you make better decisions through out the day, and makes shopping easier because when you go to the store because you know exactly what to stock up on.
My favorite way to get in an extra serving of greens in a day is to blend it up into a smoothie. I have gone through many different phases from coco infused blends, blueberry fruity concoctions, to my current fav sunflower seed banana. I know that sounds blah but as I have said multiple times, you cannot taste the spinach. This smoothie honestly tastes like a peanut butter cup and eat morning I dare myself to put more and more handfuls of green into it, and have never tasted anything but banana and sunflower seed butter. I give myself a pat on the back at the end of the day when I reflect and realize I have eaten a vegetable with every meal. This smoothie is quick, filling, and I can take it with me to work and drink it in the car on the way, I highly suggest it!
Green Sunflower Smoothie
1/2 frozen banana (imperative that it is frozen or else the consistency is all off)
1 tablespoon of sunflower seed butter (you could use peanut butter but sunflower seed butter is a healthier and tastes the same)
Spinach (as much as you dare, at least one handful)
1/4-1/2 cup vanilla soy milk (more or less to help blend)
4 ice cubes
Blend until very smooth and enjoy!