Sometimes the mornings are a little rough, but nothing compares to when I was commuting an hour to work each day. I know I know, you are probably thinking, you live in Los Angeles, an hour is nothing, but this was the same time I had to be at work at 4am three times a week.
Yep, there it is. I had to be out the door by 3 am work a full 9 hour day & then drive an hour home, if I was lucky. During those six months last year I would do anything in my power to stay in bed as long as possible. Sleep was my best friend but we were too busy to hang out ever.
I had a few ways to keep me up on my morning drive. Obviously I needed to have my coffee. But then again I can wake up at 4 in the afternoon & need a coffee. Sometimes I would bake muffins on Sundays & I would have just enough for breakfasts on the go. Other times I would just grab a fruit on my way out the door. I tried Greek yogurt a few times but driving & yogurt aren’t the safest combinations. So I started making smoothies.
It combined a little bit of everything I enjoyed for breakfast. I had some yogurt for protein, oats for grains & tons of fruits for vitamins & a little bit of a pick me up of sugar, which trust me, is a necessity at that hour of the day.
What else was nice was even though it was a little bit of a chore to prepare the fruits, blend the drink, & clean up afterward, I could do everything the night before & just grab the shake from the fridge in the morning.
There are hundreds of varieties that you can use but this one is my favorite. A little berry-banana blend. Hope you enjoy!
1. Mix Greek yogurt, Flax seed, oats, and fruits in blender.
2, Pour orange juice through top opening until fruit blends smoothly.