For the majority of my life, I have not been a breakfast eating individual.
In my early school years, the years of the loooooong bus rides, I would oft grab a hunk (I can’t really call it a piece) of the ever-present cake of my childhood – amazing chocolate pound cake – wrap it in a paper towel and run out the door. Somewhere along my hour-long trek to school via the bus, I would consume my cake.
In college and through most years of my working career, I forsook breakfast completely. Sure, I’d be hungry by 10:30 or 11 but I was tough and would hold out for lunch….a big lunch, maybe with extra fries or a dessert.
When I began working from home, it was easy to schlep myself down the hall, dump some cereal (always Honey Nut Shredded Wheat – that’s healthy right? At least it sounds healthy) in a bowl, pour on milk an absent-mindedly stuff my mouth while continuing to work. Of course, the cereal made me feel better, for about an hour or so, and then I was on the prowl for lunch.
I can only scramble, fry, boil or think about an egg so many times!
I thought I had discovered a solution – SMOOTHIES!
- A little tofu – 0 sugar
- Almond Milk – 0 sugar
- peanut butter 1.5g sugar 1TBS
- protein powder 2g sugar 1scoop
- a banana – 14g sugar WHAT?!?!?!
So, I’m back to the what for breakfast question.
I don’t like most fruits (ie berries), which makes smoothie choices VERY limited.
The struggle is real!