Loving Yourself Enough to Eat Breakfast

Dear Friends,

Loving ourselves is taking care of ourselves—there’s no other way around it. It may be a simple concept, but it’s overlooked every single day in favor of taking care of everyone and everything else. Just like breakfast. We are SHE’s. We skip breakfast thinking we don’t need it. We aren’t hungry—we just want our coffee and all will be right in our worlds. Or so we think.

The problem is that nothing will be right in our worlds if we perpetually do this. Not eating breakfast means we haven’t started our engines so to speak and consequently, we’re putting our metabolisms on hold. That means the body clutter we sit on won’t budge. How `bout that? Does that work for you?? It definitely doesn’t for me!

We have a solution to this and FlyLady and I have diligently applied ourselves to this Body Clutter principle (and truly loved ourselves in the process!): EAT BREAKFAST! Or if you don’t’ want to eat it, how about DRINKING it?

Here’s a smoothie recipe that I make everyday for everyone in my household. Oh and here’s something I REALLY love about this smoothie (besides the fact that it tastes AWESOME)—it helps make vitamins go down without gagging because it’s nice and thick! That’s a biggie for me, so check this wonderful easy recipe out!

Ladies and Gentlemen…start your BLENDERS!

Leanne’s Incredibly Easy, Non-Measured Smoothie “Recipe)

Makes 2 yummy smoothies

2-3 ice cubes
1 banana, frozen
a handful of frozen (organic) berries, your choice (about 1/3 cup)
2 scoops protein powder (I use a vanilla whey protein powder)
1 10 ounce bottle of Stonyfield Farm low-fat smoothie (I use vanilla)**
orange juice (just enough to add more liquid if you need it)

**You can use soy milk if you prefer; vanilla soy milk would work great

Put everything in a blender (I have a 450 watt blender that works great!) and LET HER RIP!

COOKING NOTES:
For the berries option, you could use peaches, some more banana whatever.  Smoothies are pretty forgiving–the only necessary component is frozen fruit to make it shake-like.

That’s it. Pretty simple, isn’t it? That’s how easy breakfast can be in the morning. This smoothie takes me all of two minutes to make.

FlyLady here: Leanne has a great smoothie mix on her website. I love it.

 

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