Does creating healthy meals everyone will enjoy overwhelm you? Oh, friends…. how I feel you! Even as someone who loves cooking this can have me wanting to bang my head on the floor and just serve wine 🍷 for dinner (𝘐 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘐 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘮𝘺 𝘬𝘪𝘥𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 🤪). So when I heard my daughter say the thing she is most grateful for regarding virtually learning is having me make her awesome breakfast my mama heart E • X • P • L • O • D • E• D!
Breakfast can be hard….am I right? Even with only one kid heading out the door due to COVID I still find myself sometimes feeling overwhelmed with staying creative and tempted to buy all the “normal” breakfast foods that come in boxes and bags. Even though I know they rarely include anything of nutritional value, the convenience can be very tempting. That why I love flooding our bodies with these plant-based meals that break our fasts and sets the tone for our eating and cravings for the rest of the day.
The best part is that these challenges with my clients have rubbed off on my family. They didn’t jump on board round 1 or even round 5. But here we are 6 years later and they now get excited when they hear “smoothie challenge”.
We don’t drink smoothies every day (𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘦𝘱𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝟷𝟸 𝘋𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘚𝘮𝘰𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘥 𝘶𝘴 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘢𝘯 𝘰𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴). But we do make smoothies & smoothie bowls often because friends… I’m working too, and convenience is key. They are such a fast way to fuel our bodies with plants, they taste great, and our cells 🧬 thank us!
Tell me which meal is the most challenging for you prep? Do your kids/partner complain and gulp it all down?
A chai latte on steroids!
Main Ingredient: Protein Powder
Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 10 min
- 1 cup Chai Tea Strong Brewed
- 1 tsp Cinnamon or more to taste
- 1 tsp Allspice
- 1 tsp Turmeric
- 1 whole Lemon Juiced
- 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder Complete
- Brew some strong chai tea. I like to use two bags if I’m in a rush or will leave it steeping for 10 minutes or even overnight in the fridge.
- Add all ingredients into a shaker (you know I recommend glass) or blender (add ice for that frappucino flair) and wahlaaaa.