Sunday, August 03, 2008


I've been having breakfast problems for the past few days. I'd been eating an egg or two with cheese, on toast for the past two-three weeks and suddenly got sick of it. But Nicole keeps telling me I need more protein, and what other easy breakfast foods are there besides eggs with protein? I don't suppose bacon can really substitute with its high fat content. So this morning I decided on a smoothie, with some of that protein powder that I've been sending to Eric. It's strawberry flavored, so I figured it should go well with the frozen strawberries and blueberries in my freezer.

I got everything I needed, and moved the blender into the living room so the noise wouldn't wake up Shane. Added some mango juice to the fruit and then three scoops of the powder. The container says 3 scoops for a 12 oz drink, and my smoothies tend to be more than 12 oz, but I wasn't sure how it would take so I didn't put it more than that. I mixed it all up. The blender seemed to have some problems mixing it thoroughly and I realized I probably should have added the powder after the fruit had been mixed. Oh well, it got the job done eventually.

I very carefully took everything back into the kitchen, trying to keep as quiet as possible with Shane's open door right there. Then I suddenly drop the smaller piece to the lid to the blender, it noisily bangs across the kitchen tiles three- four times before I get to it. Then I grab a glass and quietly try to pour my smoothie. This time, the entire lid falls off with a crash, spilling over half of the contents onto the stove. So much for being quiet. Luckily there was still enough in my glass that all of this effort had not been in vain. I clean up the mess and finally get to the smoothie that I've worked so hard for.

And it's disgusting. The "strawberry" powder taste is overwhelming and awful. I can't even taste the pounds of fruit that went into the mix. I am extremely disappointed and will never try this again. So I'm back to needing good breakfast ideas.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can't do eggs in the morning either. Carbs are actually really okay in the morning. That's the best time to eat them. So have a healthy cereal you like in the morning (with skim milk - protein!) and cram extra chicken or steak in later in the day.

That's my suggestion anyhow.