Confession: I am not really into oatmeal for breakfast. I like oatmeal. For health and financial reasons, it would be nice to like eating it every day for breakfast. But I don’t. I think it’s the texture – I have mushiness issues. I’m happy to have a bowl or two of oatmeal a week, but that is the limit.
As a result, other breakfast has to be arranged. I like a fried egg with fried veggies. Of course, a bowl of cereal is always an option. But my standard go-to is a smoothie. Ingredients usually include:
- Frozen fruit from Costco. The kind you get in a giant bag. It’s good to be sure you like whatever you’re getting, because you’re going to eat a lot of it. As I have learned form experience.
- Coconut milk.
- Boiling water. This is weird, but I don’t like frozen smoothies for breakfast in the winter, when the apartment is cold when I wake up. Adding some boiling water melts the frozen fruit, and means the whole thing will be room temperature (neither cold nor hot).
- A banana. Critical. Makes it smooth and filing.
- A handful of oats. More filing that way.
Even if I’m going to also eat a bowl of cereal or a bagel, this makes me feel at least like I’m getting in some vitamins in the morning.
Of course, there’s also always bacon.