As part of my continuing “research” on trying desperately not to let stress and young children take me down without a fight looking and feeling your best, I have been frantically searching all corners of the universe exposing myself to tons of books, magazines, online articles and such to try to get a clue educate myself and by extension my readers.

I know that for me, eating the appropriate amount of fruits and vegetables can be challenging and sometimes, frankly, impossible. My life is hectic and can be very stressful. I don’t have lots of time to design elaborate dishes and devise “nutritionally sound” meal plans.

Simply put – I eat on the go. I look for quick and easy was to fit everything in.  I’ve found that breakfast smoothies are a good way to pack a lot of important nutrients in.  Allow me to  share with you my favorite recipe so far:

Protein Packed Breakfast SmoothieSmoothie...mmmmm

half a banana
four to six frozen strawberries
half cup plain yogurt
half to one cup orange juice
one Tbsp flax seeds
one Tbsp whey protein powder

In a blender (obviously) add the banana, strawberries, yogurt, and orange juice. Blend until smooth. Add the flax seeds and whey, blend until evenly distributed.  Enjoy! Makes 2 smoothies.

And people – don’t shy away from sticking some veggies in this sucker as well, especially ones you know you are missing!  Cauliflower, broccoli, carrots… the power of the berries will override the taste of the veggies.  Trust me! Just think of all the nutrients in there!

Hope you enjoy it.