среда, 27 июля 2016 г.

Pearls, Handcuffs, and Happy Hour

Pearls, Handcuffs, and Happy Hour

Pearls, Handcuffs, and Happy Hour

Y’all have all heard it said before…breakfast is the most important meal of the day. As a teacher, you’d think I’d practice what I preach. Truth be told, breakfast is not my most favorite. I’m usually lucky if I get to pack a lunch let alone make breakfast. I’m better with quick…preferably healthy things I can whip up and take with me when I go. Hence, the Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie.

A few months ago I was on a big kick to make sure my boys were eating healthier. My oldest is the PICKIEST human being alive {my fault, hands down.} I had this genius idea to start making him “green” smoothies, but he didn’t take the bait. The color didn’t bother him at all…he tried it like a champ. But it was the taste. As he said, “Momma…this isn’t my favorite flavor”…and proceeded to pour his smoothie into the sink. *Sigh*. He had NO idea what I put inside of it until he read my Writer’s Workshop that I wrote for my kinder babies the next day. When he walked into my room after school and read my story about tricking him with a spinach smoothie he about died. Joke was on me…that little stinker won’t take anything in a smoothie form any more. Fail. Fine by me…because if I’m being totally honest, I really don’t wanna share this smoothie with ANYONE!


1 banana

1 TBSP. peanut butter {I use Skippy Natural PB}

1/2 cup quick cooking oats

3/4 cups Almond Milk {I use Silk Vanilla Almond Milk}

This is my go-to breakfast on the daily. It’s just SO dang good I seriously can’t get enough! And it keeps me full ‘til lunch!!!

In a blender, combine banana {I break it into big chunks first}, oats, peanut butter, and almond milk. Blend until desired consistency. I like mine a little runny. Sometimes I add a *little more* milk. If you’ve got texture issues, this might not be your favorite thing to drink. It’s a little on the thick side. And if you don’t blend long enough, you’ll definitely be able to “feel” the oats. None of that bothers me at all, so this is pretty much the most amazing breakfast ever. Not to mention…the peanut butter/banana combo is my absolute FAVORITE. Heaven in a cup.

If you want something a little creamier, add a couple tablespoons of Greek vanilla yogurt. That just takes it to a whole new level. For real. I seriously can’t tell you how much I ADORE this smoothie!!! I have one after every morning workout and it never gets old! I’ve even got Mr. Spouse drinking them, too! And he loves it **almost** as much as I do ;)

Original article and pictures take http://pearls-handcuffs-happyhour.blogspot.com/2013/08 site

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