Breakfast To Go

The makings of a fast breakfast

In order for me to get my two kids out of the house early enough to walk/run to Stroller Strides (exercise class with your stroller) I have to eat fast. I have to eat something that will stick with me because I won’t get another chance to eat again for awhile.

I rotate protein powders/meal replacements because I can’t have the same thing every day.

Right now I’m about halfway through this Vega Complete Whole Food Health Optimizer – a little on the expensive side but it averages out to be about $3.00 a meal so that’s okay. The taste is a little earthy so I mix it with vanilla almond milk, frozen berries, banana and a little stevia powder (Kal brand is the best!). Sometimes I add greens (kale, collards, chard) if they are wilting in the fridge, sometimes a carrot or celery. Add a little flaxseed oil and chia seeds (think cha-cha-cha- chia!) and presto… I’m full until lunch! Plus I am getting about 30-35 grams of protein and 21 grams of fiber.

Most people do not get enough fiber – you generally need between 35-45 grams per day. Chia seeds are very high in fiber and an excellent source of calcium, iron and magnesium. Almond milk has almost half of the calcium you need on one day in one serving plus it tastes so good!

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