Any time I can avoid drinking coffee in the morning I do, especially if I can replace it with a healthy breakfast drink that's going to give me lasting energy throughout the day. Oddly, I only drink coffee for its taste, and it leaves me jittery rather of ready to face the day with an extra spring in my step.
I try to make one or two green drinks a week (seriously, the amount of kale I eat has to be an overdose of vitamin K), but it's always a little more enticing if you have chocolate incorporated into your breakfast, right? I was inspired by this recipe to make a chocolate breakfast smoothie of my own with oats, bananas and a Carnation Breakfast Essentials packet. Instead of the jittery, not-so-satisfied feel I always get from coffee, this kept me full on its own and ready to start my morning.
Chocolate banana breakfast power milkshake
- 1 packet of Carnation Breakfast Essentials powder drink mix in rich chocolate
- 1 1/4 cup skim milk
- 3 ice cubes
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/4 cup uncooked oats
Pour all ingredients into a blender and blend on high for 30 seconds, or until well blended.