Superwoman smoothies and the snack of champions!

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 star of my smoothie this morning (obviously!)

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!


3 responses

    Love the smoothie – I have used all the ingredients you mention ‘cept for the Cottage Cheese. I just CANNOT get passed the taste… un-noticeable in the smoothie??? Nor have I used the soy milk.
    Just the fruit, apple juice, Chobani!, and I do go with the whey powder (Next Nutrition – Straw). I will give the soy milk a try this weekend!

    And THANKS for the snack suggestion – will hit the JOE this weekend and pick ’em up.

    Have a great run this PM!
    (not to be confused with PW)

    • I feel the same way about cottage cheese! You cant taste it in the smoothie, but still get the benefits, cant beat that! Even PW put it in his smoothie, and he is seriously cottage cheese-phobic (heck, I just got him eating yogurt last year!)

  2. LOL!
    yeah, took me a while to give in to yogurt – what a bizarre name for a food, and cultured WHAT?!?! = that”s GROSS (but yummy!)
    and “Cheese Cake”… how can you make a cake out of cheese??? Of course once I finally tried it – wow!
    Guess you can’t judge a book…….

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