I was talking with a friend of mine about recipes; she was sharing her vast list with me. I thought back to the Raw foods trend, and how I want to increase my raw or natural food intake. I’m not a foodie, because if I see food I will eat it. There are very few foods I am fussy about.
I used to only have instant oatmeal in the morning. I’d eat it each and every day without fail. I rarely skip breakfast.
A few months ago, I started eating one banana just to pretend I was doing the proper fruit thing in the morning.
Lately, I’ve decided to be more creative since my friend and I were talking about using the food processor / blender for cooking. I haven’t used mine in years. We have kitchens packed with items we buy, use once, and never touch again.
A few weeks ago, I took out my blender. My goal? To create breakfast drinks.
The Bananas Whatever Drink:
- 2-4 ounces of water,
- 2-3 baby carrots,
- 1 banana (you could use half – my drinks are very thick),
- squirt of lemon (optional),
- ginger (optional sprinkle),
- cinnamon (optional),
- cranberries (optional),
- and last but not least half of a plain low-fat yogurt cup.
- Sometimes I’d add about 2 cashews or almonds.
Into the blender the entire mix goes, and that’s breakfast. Doesn’t make more than an 8-12 ounce glass. I drink this with multivitamins, followed by a glass of water, right before I work out.
The Breakfast Alternatives Drink: sometimes I leave out the bananas, cinnamon, and cranberries. I find that I like to add more carrots and add some fake sugar. Anything to switch up the drink.
I think my drinks are a nice tasting low calorie nutritious meal. They don’t qualify as raw, but it’s a change from having just oatmeal.