If I could name one dietary change that has helped me the most, it’s having vegan smoothies for breakfast instead of cereal. They energize me and help me lose weight (17 pounds so far over the last 10 months).
For anyone who is unfamiliar with the term “vegan,” it refers to foods without animal products. So, I use almond milk, and usually a banana, as the base for my smoothies. From there, I might add in other fruit, some nuts or chia seeds, and perhaps vanilla extract.
The smoothie I’m sharing with you today features a banana, walnuts, cantaloupe or honeydew melon, and a bit of vanilla extract. Yum! Just throw it all into a blender with ice and a cup of almond milk, and give it a whirl. I love that it’s refreshing and sweet (make sure your banana is ripe.)
This makes a tall glass, plus a little extra. I just drink it all and then have a mid-morning snack to last me until lunchtime.
I do not miss cereal at all.
Recipe source: Cooking with Mamma C