Breakfast, anyone? I just got off my second round of HCG drops, during which you have to be on a very restrictive diet. Today was my first day of ‘Phase 3’, or P3 as we call it, and now anything but sugar and starch is on my menu. So. What should we have for breakfast? Eggs and bacon? Coconut flour pancakes? Why, NO! The one thing in the whole world that could possibly satisfy is THIS:
Start the day right Smoothie
AKA “Valerie has lost her mind and now actually craves vegetables” Smoothie.
1 cucumber, peeled and chunked. If the seeds are big and hard I’d get rid of them.
1 large handful frozen strawberries (Or whatever fruit you like – blueberry is good, but your smoothie will turn out brown. Just sayin’.)
1 large handful fresh baby spinach. From your garden if at all possible.
A good big glob of plain yogurt – maybe 1/4 cup.
2 Tbsp flax seed (half that if you have flax meal)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder, optional. There’s protein in flax and yogurt, so it’s up to you.
2-3 packets Sweetleaf stevia or natural sweetener of choice.
About 1/4 C water or juice, my blender at least doesn’t do much until there’s some liquid in there.
Blend, blend, blend away,’til you’re smoothie’s done! Sip it through a big fat straw, then exclaim “Oh yum!”.
Yes, I just wrote that to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat. Maybe this wasn’t the best way to start my day…