Breakfast is easily the most important meal of the day, and with so much going on in my life this term, I need the early morning energy boost more than ever. The only problem? I love variety in my diet, but I’m running out of breakfast ideas!
So here’s what I’d like to happen: I’ll post one recipe that’s been working for me, and you’ll share one that you enjoy, too. It doesn’t have to be complicated at all, but the key points are:
- Fast: 15 minutes or less preparation time is ideal.
- Easy: The fewer the ingredients, the better.
- Tasty: In your tried and true opinion, at least!
Here’s a recipe I recently tried (with some modifications) and subsequently repeated:
Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie
Makes 2 servings
2 heaping tablespoons peanut butter
1 ripe banana, in chunks (frozen, if you like extra chill)
1 cup (250 ml) plain or vanilla yoghurt
1 cup (250 ml) milk, or 1 cup ice cubes
Honey (to taste, though I usually go without)
1. Throw everything into a blender and blend until smooth. Serve.
It may sound strange that I’ve never really had many smoothies before, much less made them, but I think I’ll be making variations on these for quite some time. They are incredibly easy to make and ridiculously filling. The only catch to this recipe is that you need to get a blender (I picked mine up for $35 at Canadian Tire, and that wasn’t me trying to get a deal), but I sincerely believe it’s well worth the investment!