This post is about fueling your body efficiently, deliciously, and cheaply.
For most of this year, I realized I’ve realized I’m only eating 2 “meals” a day.
In addition to the high calorie, high fat breakfast described smoothie below, I’ve shifted my “regular” eggs/spinach/lentils/avocado/sriracha breakfast specialty to lunchtime, and then have a normal dinner.
And because the lunch dish is very routine, that’s only 1 meal a day that requires any planning or out-of-the-ordinary shopping.
All about reducing that mental clutter and unnecessary shopping trips!
So let’s dive into this meal-replacement breakfast smoothie.
Credit where credit is due: I adapted it from Ari Meisel.
(His version is a little more intense — and almost triple the calories! It includes everything mine does plus powdered athletic greens (?), a banana, a cup of coffee (I occasionally add a little bit of coffee grounds), cocoa powder, and Greek yogurt.)
This takes 5 minutes to prepare, tastes awesome, and gives me energy for hours. I consider it a really important productivity “hack.”
(Everything listed is from Costco.)
- 1 Scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder – CytoSport 100% Whey Protein ($47.99 for 75 servings)
- 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds – Nutiva ($9.99 for 75 servings)
- 1/4 Cup Frozen Blueberries – Kirkland Signature Organic ($9.99 for 40 servings)
- 2 Tbsp Almond Butter – Kirkland Signature ($9.99 for 24 servings)
- 1/4 Avocado ($5.99 for 30 servings)
- 1 tsp Coconut Oil ($23.99 for 2 big-ass jars … like 500 servings)
- 2 Ice Cubes
- Water to the top of the cup
For those of you scoring at home, that brings our per-serving cost to just $1.69. Pretty serious bang for your buck!
Combine all this into your blender and mix. I use the Magic Bullet and the cups it came with.
This bad boy tops out at:
- 517 calories
- 32g fat
- 21g carbs
- 37g protein
High energy, high fat, high protein; low carb, low sugar.
I drink it while getting in my morning treadmill desk session.
What’s your breakfast look like? Is there room to simplify your re-fueling?