Awhile back, some twitter-friends and I had a bit of a go-round where we discussed why we drank a lot of smoothies. The upshot was, that as busy as we are, smoothies tend to be the most efficient on-the-go calorie-disbursing mechanism for the active lifestyle of a digital humanist.
And although I’m a bit of a foodie and I love spending an evening putting together an artful “slow-food” meal, most mornings you’ll find me gulping down a high-protein smoothie as I’m checking email, getting the kids off to school, watering plants, exercising, feeding cats, etc. Most mornings it seems that I simply don’t have time to chew my food.
I keep the following ingredients on hand, and simply throw them together as I’m feeling ‘inspired:’
whey-based protein powder (usually chocolate or vanilla-flavored)
fresh fruit in season (especially berries, but also including PEACHES, persimmons, etc)
frozen organic fruit
yogurt or kefir
almonds & almond milk
On weekends I tend to make fancier, gourmet-ish breakfast, which might mean homemade crepes, scones, pastries, or oeuf cocotte. Another favorite is fresh farmer’s cheese drizzled with a bit of honey and with some fresh fruit & almonds mixed in. Yum!
So…what are you favorite healthy-ish on-the-go meals? And if you do smoothies, what are your favorite ingredients?