When people first see my blog, they often ask how I don't weigh 300 lbs, my dad in fact asks me this once a week. Whenever I get this question I first remind them that there are loads of healthy recipes on here, and that second I don't eat like this everyday. I am not shoveling cinnamon buns in my mouth for breakfast everyday, or having cream sauce pastas for dinner followed by huge slices of cake for dessert. I generally eat very healthy, and when I do splurge, it's on something extremely worth while, whether I made it or it comes from a restaurant, I better love every bite. And remember, only the best of my best makes it here, to you. So, why I am I telling you all this? Well because I wanted to share my new favorite everyday creation with you. I have had this delicious smoothie 3 times this week and I am still dreaming of another one. As many of you know, I have a love affair with breakfast. It is absolutely my favorite meal of the day, and I never ever skip it, I don't think I am capable. When the weekend comes I enjoy my healthy stuffed French toast and egg dishes (or the occasional pancake), during the week I need something fast, healthy, and filling to help me start my day. In the winter, I am very much an oatmeal kind of gal, but during these lovely warmer months, I like to keep a stockpile of fresh and frozen fruit on hand to whip up delicious smoothies.
Banana Mango Smoothie (makes 1 large smoothie):
1/2 banana, frozen
1/2 cup of mango, chopped
1 cup of milk or unsweetened milk substitute (I like almond breeze)
1/4 cup of rolled oats, quick or regular
2 tbsp of sliced almonds
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
Ice cubes, to taste (optional)
Blend together the banana, mango and milk. Check consistency and add ice to desired thickness (I usually toss in 2 or 3 to bulk it up a bit, blend until smooth. Add oats, almonds, vanilla, and cinnamon. Blend until everything is incorporated. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy.
Well now you have seen a delicious example of how I eat on a daily basis. Leave some love below if you enjoyed this insight into my everyday food, I am thinking of adding a feature on some of my healthy, delicious, fast, and make ahead breakfasts and lunches and I'd love to hear what my lovely readers think. And as always...