Getting Sneaky

March 3, 2010 at 3:14 pm Leave a comment

I’ve been having a little bit of an issue lately (well, a few, but one in particular).

I haven’t been cooking as much as I normally like to. I’ve been so busy with school and work that quite honestly I’ve started to get into a lazy pattern of just eating whatever I’ve got on hand.  Now, if my darling husband (who is probably reading this) could work some cooking or prep work into his afternoon schedule, I’d greatly appreciate it.

Because I haven’t been cooking much, the amount of vegetables I’ve been eating has gone way down (and the amount of carbs way up). It’s been easier for me, at least, to grab Mary’s Gone Crackers (the world’s greatest vehicle for hummus and cheese and anything else!), than to get motivated to steam some broccoli. And yes, I am aware that steaming broccoli takes a minute amount of brain power and time.

I just feel crappier when I don’t eat a lot of veggies. Plus, my digestion suffers (and I’ll spare you of the details–but basically, I could use the fiber)

So, this morning I decided to get servings of veggies in the morning. As much as I’d love to whip up a gorgeous omlette with the works, I usually don’t have the time during the week. So instead I made my usual smoothie and put about 1.5-2 cups of kale into it. That’s right. I added a vegetable to my smoothie! Because I have the amazing Vitamix the greens get pulvarized into oblivion. The result: a poopy brown (but delicious) smoothie that is filled with fruits and veggies and kale. And all before 8am!

So give it a try. Throw some dark leafy greens into your morning smoothie. I also use spinach, which has a milder taste than kale, so start with that. And when you get really pro, you can add other awesome veggies to it. Experiment and have fun!

And just to divulge, my shakes consist of: 1 small banana, 1/2 cup bluberries (more or less), 1/2 cup strawberries (I buy frozen organic berries), 1 scoop of protein powder, handful of kale or other green, ground flax seed, 1/4c lite coconut milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract, 1T unsweetened cocoa powder, 2T maca/hemp powder, 1T Lucuma powder, almond milk, and some raw cacao nibs to give it a crunch. A hearty breakfast to get me going….AND a serving of vegetables!

What’s your go-to breakfast? Does it involve vegetables?

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