I am a huge morning person, ask anybody who knows me. I always set aside at least an hour before work to sit back and take in the day. This usually involves a combination of coffee, the Daily Show and breakfast. Up until about three months ago breakfast consisted of a bowl of cereal, almond milk and half a banana. Then randomly one day, I was just over cereal.
For a while the change was really hard on me, and there’s been a lot of trial and error with alternate breakfast foods – frozen waffles are good, but can get pricey; eggs take forever to make and require lots of clean up; Clif bars get old after a while; I can keep going… One absurdly hot DC morning after a run I discovered a banana in my freezer. This turned out to be one of the best mornings ever because it marked the discovery of one of my favorite breakfast replacements – the Dairy-Free Breakfast Smoothie! This is the fastest, easiest thing to make and is a great start to a summer morning.
- One frozen banana
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 3/4 cup of almond milk (soy milk works, too)
- 1 teaspoon fresh brewed coffee (optional)
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 ice cubes