Breakfast Smoothie

I love to cook breakfast.  As my children were young, I usually made eggs, waffles, pancakes, french toast or homemade granola or hot cereal.  My friends children had cold cereal.  I am pretty sure my children would have preferred the cold cereal their friends had, but my friends were impressed that I would get up and cook.  I loved to do it.  But when life changed and I had to support my family, it was pretty hard to make breakfast before work.  In those days, I did what I called a protein shake.  Now it would be called a smoothie.

Bryan is supposed to get at least 2-4 eggs a day (especially yolks).  Egg yolks provide carotenoids, essential fatty acids, vitamins A, E, D, and K.  They contain calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, thiamin, B6, folate, and B12, and panthothenic acid.  The yolks also have trace minerals like copper, manganese, and selenium.  Eggs are a near perfect food, but the yolks are what contain the most of the nutrition.

On Saturday we make a nice breakfast with eggs and bacon and toast or a muffin, but the rest of the days I am usually too busy.  Bryan is not one to cook for himself (even if he liked to, he usually forgets) so in the morning, I make a fruit smoothie.  It’s different from what I used to make, but still tastes good.  I make enough for whoever is home, and if I am leaving before everyone else, I pour it into pint jars and put it in the fridge.  Everyone can have their own at the time they need to eat.  I usually take mine with me if it is an early morning (I work by appointment so some mornings are early, some are not, and some days I am home).  If I leave too early I am not hungry right away so my breakfast sits on the seat of the car in its jar until I am ready to drink it.  This works just great for us all.

This drink also gives Bryan a good start on the 4-6 tablespoons of coconut oil he is supposed to take each day.  Here is the smoothie we make most mornings.

per person
1/3 cup berries
1 1/4 cup kefir (coconut milk is good too, though not pro-biotic)
1/4 teaspoon stevia
2 egg yolks
2 tablespoons coconut oil

 

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2 responses to “Breakfast Smoothie

  1. thank you for your time and courage to share this; i vacillate between the fallon diet to the gersons after 2.5 years. the food prep issue is a big one for me due to fatigue and physical disabilities.
    your son is a lucky kid to have such a on it momma! blessing to you all in this very full journey.

    • Thank you so much. When you say you vacillate between the two, does that mean you take turns doing each? I think that any diet that is high in vegetables is going to make a difference. The body will get an increase of nutrients, and fiber. What I like about the GAPS diet (and would be true of Sally Fallon Morell’s) is the higher fat. It is more satiating so we have very few cravings. I agree that the food prep is a challenge. Sometimes it would just be nice to be able to go buy the food already prepared.

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