I’m writing this post today because I’ve had lots of discussions lately with people who don’t eat breakfast, which we’ve all heard again and again, is the most important meal of the day. If you’re like me, you’re more than likely bolting out the door without much time for a good ol’ fashion full breakfast. I’ve also had discussions with those who are looking for something easy which, when we’re in a hurry, is definitely a necessity. After all, who wants to cook a breakfast, let alone spend the time cleaning it all up (or worse yet, come home after a long day to a mess!)?
Here’s my solution, which is something I do everyday and even sometimes twice a day if I’m busy all day and don’t want to cook a supper either. I have a Magic Bullet blender, which I also consider one of my “Products I Love”. They run about $50 at Target or Costco. They are small and portable and the blender part is a single serving portable cup. I fill it about 1/3 full of ice, then put water to fill about 3/4 full (depending on what you add, you may want less water so it doesn’t get too full). I add a small handful of spinach (you can’t taste it and it’s a nutritional superfood) and 2 scoops of my favorite meal replacement powder, Isagenix, which is about the best meal replacement I’ve ever found, and trust me, I’m super picky! These shakes are clean, TASTY, and filling!
The good news is that you can change-up the flavor of your shake every single day if you get bored easily. I sometimes add a handful of frozen or fresh blueberries, 1/2 banana, PB2, strawberries, orange extract, peppermint extract… on and on. You can even add a scoop of the Isagenix fiber powder to increase your daily fiber intake. Like I said, I have a shake for breakfast nearly every single day and never get tired of it!
The blender is so small I even take it to the gym with me so I can have a shake immediately after I workout. I fill it about 1/2 full with ice so when it melts some my shake is still perfect milkshake consistency. I screw on the blade and throw the entire thing in my bag. When I’m done showering and getting ready, I whip up my shake, rinse off the blade, which is the screw on bottom part, and I’m off and going. I drink right out of the blender part like a cup. Best part, there’s really no clean up! It comes with several blender mugs so I just rinse it then throw it in the dishwasher when I get home and use a different one the next day.
You can also use the blender for a plethora of other things… it is the handiest little blender ever : )
I hope this gives you some incentive to eat a good, clean, quick breakfast. Fuel your body first thing in the morning to make sure you have the energy and nourishment it takes to get you through your day!
Healthy body = healthy mind!
Not much clean up here. Blend, rinse blade and take the shake in the blender cup and go!
Tasty, filling, fast, portable, clean eating… what more could you ask for in a breakfast?!?