The secret to my super powers
We are big breakfast people around here. I hear there are people in this world who don’t eat breakfast, and this leaves me agog. We are all about the breakfast. In a very hobbit-like way, in fact. Second breakfast is also popular. I actually made pancakes for lunch yesterday. And dinner on Sunday. So it’s breakfast all day around here.
Five days a week the breakfast is oatmeal with blueberries and strawberries. Saturday is cereal. (Dad is in charge.) Sunday is something special, like pancakes, French toast, or apple oven pancakes.
For me, every day is smoothie day.
By popular demand, here is my recipe for green smoothies. I will warn you that I have a high tolerance for tedious literature and tastebud-shuddering food. Don’t say you haven’t been warned.
Here is my attempt to stage a photo. Asher kept snitching those blueberries, which is why it’s blurry.
My recipe is thus:
Two ripe bananas, two large tablespoons organic flax seed. two heaping tablespoons whey protein (unflavored), two handfuls almonds, five or six frozen strawberries, 1/3 cup frozen blueberries, about two cups spinach, three scoops Reliv Classic, and a scoop of frozen orange juice concentrate.
I cover the whole thing with water and blend. We have a Blendtec, which is a miracle machine. Seth and I split this very large smoothie down the middle, and even then it is a lot to drink.
The ingredients have morphed over time, and some days it tastes better than others. We started with kale, which is even healthier than spinach, but blech. Couldn’t do it. The blueberries are a new addition, and have improved the flavor quite a bit. In winter I keep a cup of herbal tea nearby to keep my insides from getting frostbite. Then I’m so full of liquid I have to lie on the couch for a minute to keep from bursting.
Here is where the magical powers come in. If I eat something like eggs or pancakes, I’m hungry again in a few hours. But this smoothie keeps me going all day. I can run miles and miles, clean house top to bottom, heft large toddlers, and save the world one dishrag at a time.