I don’t know about you but I never know what to have for breakfast. First of all, I actually don’t like to eat until later in the morning. I enjoy my first cup of java so much that I don’t want to ruin the pleasure of savouring the steamy dark magic elixir from the same mug every morning. After I finish my coffee I am not hungry and so I get on with the business of the day and realize at ten or eleven in the morning that I have not eaten yet.
I remember my Mom not eating breakfast and wondering ‘how could she possibly go without food after a long night of starvation?” I also remember when she began drinking lemon water every morning and forcing herself to eat a bowl of oatmeal before she left for work. I guess we all turn into our mothers sooner or later. I recently began the lemon water routine and I am working on the breakfast. I do like oatmeal but can’t imagine eating it early in the morning and certainly not every day.
On that note, this morning at about ten I thought ok, I have to have some breakfast. I gazed longingly at my empty expresso pot but talked myself out of another coffee and turned to one of my favourite blogs for inspiration on what to eat for breakfast. I have been making smoothies a lot lately and so when I saw a mango, orange smoothie I thought I would give it a try.
I put 1/2 cup of almond milk, 1/2 banana, 1 orange and 1/2 lemon into the blender. After whirling it around I decided I would add some extra goodness so I threw in a Tbsp. of flax seeds and about the same of chia seeds.
The result was tasty but the chia seeds gave it a pretty weird texture. Seriously, why do I even have chia seeds in my house? I think it is because I fell for some good marketing at the health food stores and magazines. Chia don’t even grow around here and what are they anyway. For that matter, mangos, oranges, bananas or lemons don’t grow near here either. So much for my ‘eat local and with the seasons’ motto.
What was I thinking? I guess some oats grown in the prairies or at least somewhere in Canada might be a better alternative.
I guess mothers really do know best. Even when it comes to breakfast.
So what did your mother teach or tell you eat for breakfast? What do you like to eat for breakfast? Send me some comments and ideas. I would really like to get a grip on this.