I was sitting in the drive thru line at McDonalds. No “healthy fall smoothies” there!
It happens to the best of us, you know. You. Me. We just end up there when life is busy and we’re starting to get hangry (hungry + angry)!
I had just finished shopping at our local grocery store. It was one of my first alone outings as a new mom—and boy it was memorable. What normally was a routine 20 minute trip for 10 items—turned into a 2.5 hour waste of time. The grocery store had decided that weekend to re-order their stock. To a new sleep–deprived mom it seemed absolutely ridiculous. The things that were logical to me as a baker and cook—somehow the person in charge didn’t seem to have the slightest clue, didn’t bake or cook, or didn’t do their own shopping. I was livid and like I said, “hangry”. So where did I end up because I had to eat and quick? Fast food.
Life. It happens to the best of us. Maybe you’ve experienced the same thing. Busy family, busy mornings, last minute fast food or worse yet—no food.
What can you do? Well, we implemented one strategy that has kept our family healthy and out of the fast food lane. To read more about it read my post, 1 Quick On–the–Go Meal Strategy That Keeps Your Family Healthy Without Busting Your Budget
What’s our secret? Protein smoothies.
Most often it feels like mornings are the times we feel most rushed for time—especially for busy families, so I’ve rounded up a number of recipes to help you get started. Great mornings lead to great days!
Better Than Coffee
Espresso My Heart
Notta Lotta Spice
Apple Cinnamon Spice
Aztec Hot Chocolate
Pumpkin Ginger Spice
8 oz. nonfat milk (low fat soy milk can also be used)
2 Tbsp. canned pumpkin