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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Easy Breakfast Shakes

Looking for a quick and tasty breakfast? When I would have class in the morning, and as usual, I was running late, I'd throw together a quick breakfast shake to give me an energy boost that would last the morning. Even today as a stay at home mom, this recipe is my "go-to" for those lazy mornings when I don't feel like standing in front of the stove to cook up a meal.


Fruity Breakfast Shakes

Ingredients
2 bananas (soft, mushy, and overripe is best)
2 cup milk
1 cup fruit (optional)
1 egg (optional)
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
1/2 cup flaxseed (optional)

Instructions

  1. Peel bananas and cut into chunks. Freeze. (You could flash freeze them on a cookie tray then place them in a container when partially frozen, but I usually skip that step.)
  2. If you have other fruit, cut into chunks and freeze. Fruit that work with this recipe are berries, grapes, melon, dates, etc. You can also make this shake with fresh fruit, but I vastly prefer frozen.
  3. Blend up the frozen bananas and fruit with a cup or two of milk. (I usually use an immersion blender, but a regular blender works fine as well.)
  4. Add the rest of the optional ingredients and blend.
  5. Enjoy!

Variations- Use homemade yogurt or kefir instead of milk. If you use this, you can also add citrus fruit like orange juice.
To up the protein and fat content, you can also add sesame, either whole or paste.

Part of Pennywise Platter Thursday

1 comment:

  1. This is awesome and you are awesome keep doing your thing!

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