Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My Breakfast of Champions!

As part of my plan to have a Bradley Birth... I need to eat more protein, and a good portion of this is dairy servings. I have been trying everything to add more milk to my diet... but frankly, I am not a milk fan. Never really have been. But, like I said.. I am trying!

At the same time, my sister has been giving me flack for not using a stupid little appliance in my cabinet... my Magic Bullet. Dustin and I picked this thing up from Costco (surprised??) back when I wanted to make Ryan's baby food... and I *really* wanted a food processor... but Dustin had seen an infomercial for the Magic Bullet on tv where they made chocolate mousse. Yeah, that's how our household buying decisions are made. If something can make chocolate mousse in 20 seconds, then it gets on the express lane!

In any event, the last time we used the Magic Bullet, it was used to make chocolate mousse (again, did I surprise you??) and Ryan was still enjoying puree'd foods. My sister told me that she just bought a Magic Bullet, and that I needed one, to which I told her about how mine was collecting dust. She told me to give it away... or to just use it. And then I got an idea! I had frozen a bunch of bananas (literally... my kiddo is a monkey). So, I put a scoop of Carnation Instant Breakfast (chocolate flavor), 1 sliced up frozen banana, and 1 tablespoon of creamy peanut butter into the Magic Bullet. Then I poured milk over the top... popped on the blender top... and 1 minute later... I had the most delicious Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter shake!! Not only was it absolutely yummy... it had 20 grams of protein!!

I think I'm gonna keep up on these... and keep the Magic Bullet around a little longer.

1 comment:

LauraC said...

That is so great you are trying for a Bradley birth! I took Bradley classes too and loved them. I had a real struggle to eat my protein every day with twins! I had to eat 100g of protein a day, so I counted protein in EVERYTHING.

Did you know an entire box of Tagalong girl scout cookies has 15g of protein? And my fave lunch was a glass of milk and with mac & cheese with bacon on top. 30g of protein. I miss eating like that.

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