Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Blendin' In the Office
So, I really enjoy smoothies for breakfast, but since I leave for the office at 6:20 a.m., if I blend at home and then drink in the car, I'm: 1. hungry early in the day; 2. late for work because there's no way! So, alas, since I started this earlier schedule, I haven't had a smoothie--and you'll remember I bought a big tub of Amazing Meal Original Flavor chaulk full of super-food greens and rice/hemp proteins after they sent me free samples. Well, the other day I came across this smaller blender with the top portion coming off as a cup. Its from Hamilton Beach and it was $15.
It blends really well--frozen berries, bananas and of course GREENS are as well blended in this little guy as they are in a big mama blender. Its not super easy bringing all of the ingredients to work (I have a mini-fridge, so storage isn't a problem). In the above image, I use vanilla yogurt and some vanilla milk from Organic Horizons. Currently, I have vanilla soy milk in my fridge which keeps longer. I don't have a smoothie every morning, sometimes its Greek Yogurt & Granola and sometimes its Oatmeal, but I will tomorrow! One thing I'm out of that I love in smoothies: Chia Seeds! Lots of Omega-3's, fiber and the right kind of "grit" I like in my smoothies (along with the berry seeds). Oh, I've also recently started adding Maca Powder--it doesn't really do anything to the taste, but it does give it a slightly strange smell, but its supposed to be great for the endocrine system, so I'll stick with it (unless until I'm done with the bag).