37 More Days: Breakfast

I’ve never been a big breakfast eater. Part of my problem is that I’m not a morning person. So I really don’t want to eat first thing. And, if I’m being totally honest… with my “artistic lifestyle,” sometimes by the time I’m up and around, it’s not what we would technically call “morning.” But the Dr Oz cleanse showed me that I can- and should- become a breakfast convert. I had energy throughout the day, and it anchored my morning routine. Routine is something I really need to work on. But. Baby steps. Breakfast shall be the first of these.

As I explained at the beginning of Project 40, some of my challenges will be habits. And eating a good breakfast is the first of these habits. I want to go 30 consecutive days eating a good breakfast. I was going to say I’m on Day 2. But then I remembered I’ve been eating breakfast every day since Thursday because of the cleanse. So I guess I’m really on Day 6! Hooray for accomplishments!

Of course, it can’t be just any breakfast. It needs to be one that actually fuels me. Here’s where my new love of smoothies comes in. I don’t want to have just that every day. We need variety. But since I had so many of these ingredients in hand and my blender was all warmed up, I’ve gone to this easy solution so far. I’ve come up with one that feels too delicious to be healthy. I am not a nutritionist, but I just don’t see anything bad about this. And I am full and have energy. So. Here’s the list of ingredients. I wouldn’t call it a recipe, because I don’t even measure.

One banana

Cocoa powder (like… A spoonful)

Almond milk

A handful of spinach

Almond butter (again, a spoonful or so)

Coconut water (just a little, to help sweeten the Cocoa powder)

Warning: green and brown do not make a pretty color. That’s why there’s no picture. It’s worth it I swear.

I need a name- any suggestions? Let me know if you try it, and we can come up with a name together!

Update: I named it. And now I totally forget what I named it. So. Suggestions still welcome. As far as breakfast, I felt like this habit stuck for a long time. Until it didn’t. Once school started in September, I was really terrible about eating breakfast. But in the past month or so, I have reclaimed my breakfast and once again claim ownership of this important health habit. It helps that my work BFF sometimes brings me Paleo treats. (Shout out to Stacy for this blueberry muffin!)

More on what I eat for breakfast in upcoming posts.

Wow. That might be literally the least interesting teaser in the history of writing.

Keep following my journey anyway?

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