Let me introduce you to my sometimes breakfast smoothie. I say “sometimes” because I am lazy and don’t always feel like pulling out the ingredients or washing a blender. But I never regret having one of these. This smoothie fills me up and it’s made with ingredients that stabilize my blood sugar for hours.
But first, let me tell you about my blender, Montel. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the Montel Williams Healthmaster, made famous on infomercials of yesteryear and purchased by my dear father-in-law, who has a long history of buying items you can only get on television.
Montel languished in one of their cabinets for quite some time and finally found its way to our family many years ago. Do I long for a Vitamix or Blendtec? Of course I do. After all, Montel is the size of a toddler and sounds like a fighter plane. (As in, “Everyone, cover your ears! I’m about to blend!”) But Montel gets the job done and until the Lord calls him home, he makes my smoothies.
Anyhoo, the smoothie usually consists of the following:
• non-dairy milk
• kale or spinach (I personally do not think you can taste it, thanks to all the peanut butter and banana.😉)
• 1-2 scoops of collagen peptides. (I’m not a fan of traditional protein powders as they can be hard on your digestive system and are pretty unnecessary unless you’re a serious athlete.)
• healthy serving of PB or any nut butter
• little bit of cocoa powder if you want a chocolatey flavor
• sprinkle of chia seeds
• frozen banana (about a whole banana, sliced)
• little bit of ice if you like it extra cold and thick
I don’t measure. Just play around with it until you get a smoothie that tastes good to you. I personally want a smoothie that tastes as close to a milkshake as possible and to me, this peanut butter + banana + chocolate blended beverage really does.
Marian & Montel
P.S. Not a food blogger, obvs. Drank a fourth of my smoothie before I remembered to take a picture of it. 🙄😂🤷🏻♀️
This post is part of a series on Instagram, #OneDayMay, hosted by @laura.tremaine.