Liquid Lunch


No, not that kind of liquid lunch. The yummy, healthy kind. Or it could be breakfast, instead. But I can't stand the roar of the Ninja blender too early (and I know it grates on my husband's nerves, too). It's quick and easy and just about all I want at 11:30 a.m. if I've skipped breakfast. Now, skipping breakfast is not a bad thing if you're like me and can't stand the smell of eggs cooking before noon and you're avoiding grains. A couple of  cups of coffee (half decaf) get me moving in the a.m. but by late morning I'm looking for something to fill me up and keep my tummy from growling. This blueberry smoothie made from 1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk, 1 scoop of vanilla brown rice protein powder, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of flax seed meal and a couple of drops of liquid stevia. I whirl it in my Ninja with a little water and a few ice cubes until it's thick but not too thick to pour. It has 375 calories, 22 grams of healthy fat, 29 carbs (okay, a little high there but look a the fiber!), 21 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber. I can't recommend a food, supplement or give any advice regarding nutrition. And nursing and pregnant women should not consume flax seeds, according to Web MD. But if you would like to add some healthy fiber and plant lignans to your diet from what some experts claim is the most powerful plant on the planet, you might want to research the possible benefits to adding dark colored berries, healthy fat and ground flax seeds to your already healthy diet.



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