Friday, January 11, 2013
My IF Breakfast
I've been trying to make a number of lifestyle changes to give this IVF our very best shot. Mostly this means exercising, removing caffeine, being religious about taking my vitamins and eating balanced meals.
I have amped up my morning smoothie, with the super foods. I now think it's very close to creamy frozen perfection.
I mix it up a lot of days to keep from getting bored and to provide variety the nutrients that I'm getting. But the basic recipe goes like this:
(This makes enough for 2 smoothies)
1 1/4 cups of frozen berries (raspberries and blueberries are my favourite). Sometimes I use frozen pineapple or other fruit.
A big handful of frozen kale or a frozen "puck" of spinach. (I freeze this myself, it's really easy to do. Just rinse, dry and freeze a large plastic container. It will break apart easily after it's frozen.)
A few big scoops of 0% fat vanilla greek yogurt. (3/4 of a cup has 13g of protein!)
Add enough low sugar veggie-fruit juice to make the blender go around and voila!
I find the ice-chopping mode on my blender to be the best one to use.
I find the kale and spinach disappear in the smoothie. The kale doesn't add any flavour that I can pick out. The spinach adds a slightly minty taste, and I like it.
I don't add a protein powder because after a bunch of research, I am somewhat leery of them. D is pretty much an expert on them because he was a gym rat for a lot of years. That's a whole other story.
What are your IF-champion meals?