Last night all PW could talk about was the smoothie he was going to have for breakfast. Well, if you know me, you know I am a VERY easy sell when it comes to food! No subliminal messaging needed here, I woke up ready to slurp up some strawberry goodness!
Ive been reading a lot (A LOT) of blogs where oatmeal is the number 1 breakfast choice. Unfortunately for core-eaters, if youre not working out immediately, oats are too high on the glycemic index! (insert frowny face here!) here BUT, I wanted the same benefit as all those oat-eaters! I wanted to feel full and satisfied and not hungry an hour later. In my world (the QT2 world) that means….PROTEIN! No, no chickens were harmed in the making of my breakfast!
(Disclaimer: Oatmeal is a great healthy breakfast! Not insulting the oats at all. Just doesnt work on The Core. Keep in mind….December breakfasts are a WHOLE ‘NOTHER BALLGAME! Ill be rocking the oats and nutbutter come this winter!)
The supporting cast…
1 Chobani (this was 2% fat…gasp, the horror! No, but really, way tasty!)
3/4 cup fat-free cottage cheese
1 SPLASH apple juice (just to think it out)
1/2 cup soy milk (vanilla FTW!)
2 handfuls strawberries
Mix well and you have 33g of protein, all dairy and soy yes, but no powder and no meat! If you wanted to get REALLY risque you could toss in a scoop of whey protein and boost that protein count to 53!
(The recipe makes 1.5 glasses!)
It really was a delicious breakfast, not chalky (ahem, whey protein powder) at all! Ill let you know in tonights post (regarding this afternoons group trail run!) how long the lack of hunger lasted!
And now to the delicious snack. Passed down from Jesse, to PW, to me.
Need I say more? Who DOESN’T love fruit leather?! And its Trader Joe’s (wallet-friendly!)
In two delicious flavors:
Nothin’ but the (nutrition) facts:
A sweet treat (and I am hard to please, because I have the worst sweet tooth ever)!
6g of fiber and only 8g of sugar, win/win!