I often say that the key to my weight loss was eating breakfast in the morning. When I was on my weight loss journey (before I was diagnosed with cancer) I heard an expression that stuck with me:
“At breakfast, eat like a king.
At lunch, eat like a prince and
At dinner, eat like a pauper.”
This expression served me well. I cut out all the processed food and sugar I was eating, started working out 5 days a week and changed my attitude about myself.
Some mornings, let’s be honest, even with the best of intentions, we are rushing like mad people. With 3 kids and a job, my mornings can feel like I am on fast forward all the time. Especially when I didn’t sleep well the night before (new born baby). That’s where my Vitamix comes in to save the day. With simple ingredients, I would whip up a breakfast drink packed with all the good stuff and I knew that I was still on track.
Here is my recipe for those mornings when you need a healthy breakfast in 60 seconds. It makes 1 large shake.
4 frozen strawberries
1 c. frozen blueberries
2 c. almond milk (or non-fat Greek yogurt)
1 tbsp. flax oil (Keeps you regular. Omit if you don’t need it)
1 c. steel cut oats
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use Vega)
1 tbsp. agave nectar, optional
In a high powered blender, blend all ingredients.