Ya know those "hungry days" that happen out of the blue? You wake up and for some reason are ready to devour a large pizza or plate of enchiladas? As any nursing mom will tell you, those days are quite frequent.
Weekday mornings are always pretty fast-paced for me. I get up while A is still asleep so I can get myself ready for work before he's ready for his breakfast. He usually wakes up at 7 and is ready for a change and a snack, then it's time for Momma to get dressed and out the door while he and Daddy snooze.
Busy mornings don't leave a lot of room for healthy breakfasts, so I try to think of ways to pack in a nutritious on-the-go snack for the morning drive to work. I also happen to have a wicked sweet tooth. This smoothie is perfect for busy mornings and is deceptively healthy! Bananas and agave give it a sweet, decadent flavor, and all-natural peanut butter and greek yogurt provide a punch of protein to keep the munchies away all morning. The addition of unsweetened cocoa powder sends this smoothie over the top, making me feel like a little kid who's been allowed to have a chocolate milkshake for breakfast.
This recipe makes about 10-12 ounces of smoothie. Feel free to adjust to your liking. I think next time I'll add in some oats and flax for an added boost!
2/3 c milk (almond milk would be a fabulous substitute)
2/3 c plain greek yogurt (Fage is my favorite)
1 large ripe banana
1/2 c all-natural peanut butter
2 tsp agave (or honey), to taste
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3-4 large ice cubes
Combine all ingredients in blender and whirl! Serve with a fun stripey straw because it tastes better that way.
PS - I would love to be able to make this the night before.... Thoughts? I feel like it will be a soupy mess if I try... Talk to me, people. Let's make this happen.
|Happy 6 months to our sweet little muchacho!|