Working six days a week can be pretty crazy sometimes. Most of the time I can’t complain. I love both my jobs and staying busy helps to keep me grounded and moving forward in a lovely thing scientists like to call inertia. (Inertia being the law that an object in motion tends to stay in motion. SCIENCE!)
And while I love staying busy, I sometimes find myself rushed for breakfast, which is something that this little hobbit would classify as a damn shame (Filed away under “damn shame”). I’m a foodie, and I fully enjoy eating my breakfasts. Especially in a leisurely, relaxing manner. So on the days when I oversleep, can’t pick an outfit, or need to get on the highway STAT because TRAFFIC, this is my go to remedy. A breakfast shake that Elvis Presley would be proud of!
It’s simple, really. Nothing earth shattering. But if you haven’t tried it, GIRL! You are missing out. I’m a huge fan of all of these ingredients separately, so of course combining them leads to one epic mealtime for me, and its portable so I can savor it while enjoying the pleasurable hell known as Pittsburgh traffic.
You can add whatever you like to this shake, but below I have listed my favorite ingredients. It’s like dessert for breakfast, but packed with protein from the oats and peanut butter and full of caffeine from the chocolate and coffee to keep you going all day long.
You will need:
Chia seeds (optional)
I don’t measure anything.
1. Brew your coffee and give it time to cool down a little. I like leaving it a little warm so it melts the chocolate, but too hot and you’ll be drinking a warm smoothie. There’s a happy medium here that is very hard to hit. To save time I brew it as soon as I wake up in the morning and let it cool down while I shower and do my makeup. You can also brew it the night before and put it in the fridge, but then it won’t melt your chocolate. It all depends on personal preference.
2. Add coffee, chocolate, oats, banana, peanut butter, and chia seeds. I don’t measure anything. I just use a whole banana and add everything else based on how I want it to taste that day. I find that the banana makes it sweet enough for me so I don’t add any additional sweetener, although I have also seen this recipe with honey added as well.
3. Blend it, cap it, bop it, twist it, and enjoy!
Total prep time: 5 minutes
Protip: If you find that your smoothie is too thick, you can add milk or water, give it a shake, and you’re good to go! I personally love a little viscosity in my shakes. (There’s another science word for you.)
Also, random fact for the day: did you know it’s called breakfast because you are breaking your fast from the previous nights sleep, as it’s the first meal of the day?
I hope you guys enjoyed this recipe! Let me know if you make it whether you liked it or not. Do you have a favorite fast morning breakfast? Link me to your blog posts! I’d love to read them.
As always, take care my friends, and don’t forget to take your medications!