May 27, 2010

New Breakfast Alert!

Last night I stared at my three overripe bananas with some sadness. I knew they wouldn't last three days, but I also knew I couldn't go one day without my beloved. So, while I was lying in bed I remembered something awesome I saw in the blog world: Kath's SIAB (Smoothie in a Bowl). I've had bad experiences with green smoothies before (e.g. exploding all over the kitchen, overly chewy kale, etc) so I was apprehensive to get back on the saddle. But, you know how that old saying goes. So get back on, I did.

In the mix
- 1 frozen banana
- 3 large kale leaves
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 tbsp ground flax

Here's the interesting part. I sadly don't have a blender down in Florida, so I assumed I couldn't make smoothies. WRONG! For some reason the food processor here can make better smoothies than I've ever had from a blender, and it's just a simple Black & Decker. Here's how:

- Plop the banana in and act like you're going to make banana soft serve. Once the banana forms the "nanner ball" and comes together, stop.
- Add the kale and half the almond milk. Turn it on and process, baby, process. This will take a minute or two.
- When the mixture begins to reach the desired consistency, slowly pour in the remaining almond milk through the feed chute. Add the flax at the end and pulse to combine.

The end result was a creamy, thick and delicious smoothie. No kale chewing necessary and no additional sweetener because my nanners are just that ripe. I popped the bowl into the freezer so it would be nice and cold and it was molto bene!

- 1/3 cup apple pom granola
- 1 tbsp flax
- 1 almond butter blob

This guy kinda looks like Animal, no?

Dare I say that I like this breakfast more than my yogurt bowls? I hate to admit it, but right now they're at least tied. This completely exceeded my expectations. Sometimes it IS easy being green.

Okey dokey Kermit, I think I'm going to try running outside today. I might pass out from the heat or get lost since I don't know the area well, but by golly I must try.


  1. I <3 Animal. Your breakfast sounds delicious!

  2. Me too! I love The Muppets. :)

    It was! I'm having it again tomorrow, methinks.