Floor 35: Smoothies For Breakfast

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.

Dog DebtFreeJD on a bacon morning.

Dog DebtFreeJD on a bacon morning.




5 thoughts on “Floor 35: Smoothies For Breakfast

  1. Kate@GoodnightDebt

    Interesting tip to add boiling water. On a cold day like today (It’s 3!), a cold smoothie would send me right back under the covers.
    I’m a peanut butter toast and yogurt kind of girl. Every morning, many nums.

    1. Mrs. DebtFreeJD Post author

      The boiling water thing was in self-defense, after one too many mornings where I woke up and couldn’t face the thought of cold breakfast, but couldn’t work up the energy to cook.

  2. Emily @ Simple Cheap Mom

    I usually do oatmeal in the winter, yogurt in the summer. The Little Miss has been asking for smoothies lately, so that’s been fun too. I don’t think I could eat the same thing every day forever, whatever it is. I tried coffee and cinnamon rolls for breakfast every day once and after a week it was torture. That was unexpected.

    1. Mrs. DebtFreeJD Post author

      Huh. I (from past experience) could definitely drink coffee and eat cinnamon rolls every day for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner. Unfortunately, adults need vitamins, I hear.

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