It’s been a while since I’ve been cooking regularly. Honestly, it’s been a while since I’ve gotten on my home computer more than once a week, too (it explains the lack of blogging lately). In last week, I’ve gotten back on track with my breakfast smoothies and without any greens in the house, I had to figure out another basic recipe that I enjoyed. So, on Tuesday, I made a chocolate chia protein smoothie, which I’ve now been making variations of for the last 6 days.
I’m all about simple, especially when I’m going to be “cooking” it at 6:30 in the morning. I made some basic chia gel (2 tablespoons chia seeds mixed into 1 to 1 1/2 cups water) the night before and left it in the fridge to thicken overnight – overnight is not required, you could make it 15-20 minutes before you want to use it too. The basic recipe was extremely simple – 1 cup water or almond milk, the chia gel, and 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder (I’ve been using Vega One – it’s plant-based). I tried this on a whim and was pleasantly surprised at how well the chia gel helped to thicken the smoothie. So in the upcoming days, I’ve continued to play with this base recipe, adding fruits that I have in my refrigerator. This morning’s breakfast smoothie was
1 cup water
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 small banana
1 small peach
It was easy to make, tastes pretty good, and is filling. I’m happy to be back to my breakfast smoothies. I can drink them while i get ready for work or bring them to the office. And they are so fast to make. This week, I’ll start adding some greens to these, too (since i’ve made it to the grocery store).
What’s your favorite quick and simple breakfast?