MY BASIC BANANA BREAKFAST SHAKE

It’s Monday and just when I thought I’d be staying home to finally get some beauty posts and video editing in I suddenly remembered I have to leave for another important lunch commitment.  I slept in this morning and before I knew it had absolutely next to no time to have breakfast.  Rather than leave you with no post to read I threw this one together quickly and thought it might start you of on some shakes or smoothies if you’ve never had the guts to try them.  Don’t be overwhelmed by too many ingredients when you’re starting.  Toss it in the blender but not for too long or it will turn into juice, perhaps about 1 minute in check in with a spoon to see if it’s thick enough for you, if it isn’t blend a bit more.

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Ingredients were about 3/4 cup of yoghurt, about 10 small ice cubes and one medium banana (Dole ones would be considered large).  This one works for me and the yoghurt I used was already sweetened so I didn’t have to add sugar.  Ice, banana, creamy real dairy yoghurt by Holly’s, voila.  Alternatively if you have no access to Holly’s Dairy products (same family that sells Carmen’s Best Ice Cream) you can use Pascuals plain Creamy Yoghurt which is available in groceries, I like the sweetened creamy taste of that one too.  Try to avoid using sugar if you’re keeping it healthy you could go with honey to add more sweetness if the sweetness of the yoghurt isn’t enough for you.  Switch up the banana with any favorite fruit and even toss in a scoop of protein powder (available at health stores like GNC) for a variety of basic breakfast recovery smoothies that are fresh, quick, and good for you.  That’s it, got to go and fly out the door, now.  Made myself a bit late with this one, haha.

 


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Blog Breakaway – Breakfast <3 Have it, You've Got Time

Have a good morning, and really have it!  Don’t let worries or the mad morning rush steal the day away.  Remember what Mr. Incredible always says (which is the opposite of what a lot of us say)  “I’ve got time” and because he believes, he always does.  The day begins with prayer, exercise even if it’s just a 10 or 15 minute routine, a refreshing bath, and breakfast!

Clockwise: Holly’s Lightly Salted (Farm Churned) Butter, Holly’s Really Farm Fresh Milk (Chocolate), Ripe Mango, Buttered Toast, and Red Grapes (sketch filtered with Camera 360 app)

After I did my morning stretch at 630am  and this Body Bangin’ 30 min Pilates routine till 715am I showered and went down to have breakfast.  I’m blessed to have a Mom who goes the distance and out of her way to get us good food.  She knows many preservative-free foods have a shorter shelf life but in exchange they extend ours.  As often as we can, we get Holly’s Fresh Milk and their butter made from the same milk (which actually costs less than the Nestle milk in groceries).  The family that owns the business are also the owners of Carmen’s Best Ice Cream, a small home business venture made from the same fresh dairy products that come from the Holly cows (Holly cows! LOL!!!).  This ice cream BEATS Ben & Jerry’s (seriously, it does, B&J is too sickeningly sweet) and for me is the best ice cream I’ve tasted locally EVARRRHHH.  Oh, by the way, this next photo of the ice cream I took over a month ago now, just to be clear I DID NOT have ice cream after breakfast, hahaha, okay?  I sprinkled their Malted Milk flavor (which has Malteser bits in it) with Milo on top :).  Malt meets malt, my classy touch.

 

“Taste the difference. Our homemade mix sets us apart from all other ice cream brands. We proudly create our ice cream using fresh milk and cream from our very own dairy farm, Real Fresh Dairy Farms, Inc.Best selling flavors: salted caramel, coffee, butter pecan, and malted milk.Butter Pecan, Malted Milk, Salted Caramel, and Brazilian Coffee. We have a flavor of the month, we can make custom ice cream, and we can substitute pure cane sugar with coco sugar for those with health or weight issues.”  Holly’s Dairy Products are also available at the same location.

Contact: 8092042 or 09166235956, Location: Centrum II Building, 150 Valero Street, Sacledo Village, 1227 Makati, Official site: http://carmensbest.com/,  Facebook Page: Carmen’s Best

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