Shake It Up
Some say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet others have a different opinion. Personally, I don’t care for breakfast. When it comes to breakfast, no one is going to make me put food in my mouth that early in the morning—I need a few hours to wake up before I can eat. Also, over the years, I’ve noticed that the earlier in the day I eat, the hungrier I am throughout the day and the more food I’ll consume. I have my breakfast later in the day—many people would probably consider it as an early lunch.
Usually, I try to eat something that will satisfy me enough so that I won’t need to eat again until dinner. I have several delicious recipes compiled that could fulfill my early lunch—or, as many would call it, brunch. Among these recipes, one of my favorites is a banana shake—I even had one earlier today.
This recipe is easy, has many health benefits, and takes less than ten minutes to prepare. I thought you might be interested in trying it and hope that you might even add it to your favorites list.
Michelle’s Blazing Banana Shake
Ingredients: 1 banana, 1 cup fresh coconut milk (I use my homemade recipe that I always have fresh in my refrigerator), 4-6 ice cubes, 1-2 Stevia packets (optional), 1-2 teaspoons Chia seeds (optional)
Directions: Place all ingredients into a blender, and run for 30–45 seconds. If you wish to add the Chia seeds, now is the time. Then, run the blender for another 10 seconds. And that’s all…it’s ready. Easy! Pour the shake into a tall glass and enjoy.
A few things to know about Chia seeds: They will boost your energy, they can reduce the resistance of the body to insulin, they will lower bad cholesterol, and they help bone health, as they are high in calcium, phosphorus, protein, and magnesium. They can also contribute to weight loss since they expand in the stomach, dulling your appetite and making you feel full. They are extremely low in calories, and lastly, they will enhance your bowel movement—so don’t eat too much of it or you may soil your day—don’t say I didn’t warn you.
What do you think? Would you try this refreshing, delicious shake for your late breakfast or brunch?
Time to shake things up…