Sometimes what is "healthy" can be so infuriating. Protein is good for you. Protein is bad for you. Soy is good. Soy is bad. Green tea is good for you. Green tea is bad for you. Yes, even green tea! I've read it all, I swear, eventually leading me to think that we all need to live in bubbles because there is nothing left on this earth that won't harm us. What's wrong with green tea you ask? Green tea is quite full of fluoride by the way, which could be too much if you already drink water with fluoride in it, and can interfere with thyroid function.
The one food I have not yet found to be potentially harmful, in any way, is blueberries. And luck would have it, the local grocery store had bags of frozen Canadian organic blueberries mislabeled, and mistakenly priced too low, for two weeks in a row. Can you believe it? Yes, the freezer is absurdly full.
I've never understood a smoothie to be a "quick" breakfast. In the middle of winter, it takes a long time to gulp down something that is cold! Plus, it can take awhile to pull out multiple ingredients, and also get a lunch ready to take to work. A smoothie is a great idea if you still have time to sip it, say on a train ride, but not necessarily the time to sit at the table. Right now smoothies work for me because so far, Carter is the world's fastest breakfast eater there is. I need a breakfast I can continue to work on while simultaneously cleaning the table with a little ankle biter clinging to me singing, "Ma, Ma, Maaaa". Yea, it's cute, but you try eating breakfast!
I also try to eat a lot of "healthy" fats. How much is a lot? Well, I'm trying to eat 3-4 tablespoons of Udo's oil a day in my food, plus different nuts and seeds too. Like chia seeds, walnuts, and salba. In this smoothie I use hemp seed protein. It is unique because it contains a good swack of protein, omega 3's, and a bunch of other vitamins like magnesium and iron too. It's also super, super high in fiber. I'll admit, I'm not too keen on the taste, but the blueberries definitely help with that. I eat this magnificent breakfast almost everyday!
Beyond Blueberries Smoothie
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
1 fresh or frozen banana
4 tbsp hemp seed protein powder
2 tbsp Udo's Omega 3-6-9 Oil
2-3 tbsp maple syrup
1 1/2 cups water
1. Add all the ingredients to the blender, with the water. Blend, stir, add water, repeat. Enjoy!