And here I am again on my infamous headless chicken mode, running around packing my stuff for my vacation, leaving the instructions for the dog sitter, paying my taxes, sorting out all my Kitchen Faerie orders before I go so I don’t have any headache when I come back and have to execute. The usual.
Did I mention I am going to Tahiti? You must be sick of me asking you the same question. That’s all I’ve been talking about, eating, breathing, dreaming about. I booked my tickets 6 months ago to confirm my attendance to the wedding of my friends. The excitement of the trip is part of the vacation! Ah, Tahiti… the sound of the ocean, the smell of Tiaré flower, the sight of hot male surfers…*ahem* Excuse me.
Before I go for catch my flight and because it is appropriately topical, I had to tell you about my new-ish breakfast routine which is to make smoothies. Nutritionally so far it does not change much of what I am eating because it’s still a base of yogurt or milk with fruits, oats, seeds and nuts. Except that now instead of making the effort of taking the spoon to my mouth I lazily sip it through a straw.
I don’t know how many times I have repeated it but I will repeat it again. Breakfast is perhaps my favorite meal of all, besides lunch, dinner and the many snacks in between. Take this from someone whose brained is wired to the fridge. Food is my life, my life is food.
Since my recent acquisition of my blender, I’ve experimented a lot, and have not taken notes of the proportions of course (why would I make my life easier?). But I have documented this one, the one that makes my life complete on a dark rainy day like today. I love a good fragrant sunshiny Victoria pineapple, I love a good bunch of kale in my smoothies (good option if you’re tired of spinach) and I still love the jar of creamed coconut I have left in my cabinet. It’s a piña kale-ada! It smells like a good vacation. Also because I love sprinkling chia seeds and flax seeds in everything breakfast, this is also on the menu.
If you want to get into the habit of having a smoothie for breakfast but would like to avoid paying a huge premium at the gym, I highly recommend that you invest in a good blender, which means a durable one. It doesn’t have to be the most expensive one (unless you are loaded and don’t know what to do with the cash) but don’t get the cheapest option. You will use it everyday after all.
I will share my favorite smoothie recipes with the bases and fruit/nut/seed combo I use the most in a later post.
PS please forgive me for any typo
- ½ of a Victoria pineapple, cut into chunks
- 1 large banana
- 1 bunch of kale, roughly chopped
- 1 Tbsp of chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp of flax seeds
- 2 Tbsp of creamed coconut
- 1 C almond milk
- Blend all the ingredients with a blender for 2-3 minutes or until smooth (depending on the power of your blender. Done