Mom was right
If you are diabetic, or want to create a day full of abundant energy, it is important to eat a good quality breakfast. I make a variation of this breakfast whenever I stay in a hotel where the food is not up to my standards for healthy, delicious, and nutritious food. Below are the recipes for my One Shot Smoothie, and Lovely Oatmeal.
For a delightful beverage, consider bringing your own herbal tea bags. In a pinch you can always drink hot water with cut lemon. Feel free to change the recipes in a way that works for you. If you are fortunate and there are farms near where you are travelling you can substitute local fruits or nuts in your smoothie and oatmeal. Be creative, because it is fun!
D.I.Y. Breakfast-One Shot Smoothie
This yummy smoothie can be a powerful start to any day. Blending your nutrients helps to break down cell walls to ensure better absorption of nutrients. Making this smoothie is an easy way to incorporate healthy eating when you are on the road for work or pleasure.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 minute
- Total Time: 11 minutes
- Yield: 12oz
- Category: Breakfast, Smoothie, Shake, Diabetic, Low Glycemic, Low Carbs, Low Glycemic, Blended Breakfast, Blended Meal
- Method: Blending
- Cuisine: Raw, Healthy, Vegan, Fasting, Travel, Healthy Drink
- 1/2 cup frozen organic mixed berries ( strawberries, blackberries, blueberries)
- 1/2 cup spring water or coconut water
- one inch of ginger
- 1 tbl. tumeric
- Handful of greens (organic spinach, arugula, lettuce or watercress)
- 2 tbl. raw organic cacao nibs
- 1 tbl. raw organic coconut oil
- 2 tbl. raw organic nuts ( pecan, walnut, sesame,or almond)
- 1 tbl. GreenVibrance
Blend all ingredients in blender until desired smoothness, adding more water if the mixture is too thick.
If I am really worn out I like to add 2-3 inches of ginger. This makes the shake have an intense flavour. I personally find the ginger is very energizing, like coffee. A nice combination with ginger is squeezed lemon and turmeric. By themselves those ingredients taste strong, but in a combination just taste like yummy Indian spice. I read that in China people chew ginger in the morning to get going with their day. Works for me!
Use the one shot travel blender, adjusting taste to preference. I find if the green taste is too intense, adding more cacao nibs, fruit or coconut oil can balance it out. Go for a delightful flavour!
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D.I.Y. Hotel Breakfast- Lovely Oatmeal
This is an easy and healthy breakfast to make for yourself when you are on the road. I find it really fills me up, so if the lunch situation is questionable I am fine to wait until dinner to eat properly.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 2 minutes
- Total Time: 7 minutes
- Yield: 8oz.
- Category: Breakfast,Oatmeal, Hot Breakfast, Diabetic Breakfast, Low Glycemic Index Breakfast
- Method: Cooking
- Cuisine: American Breakfast, Vegan
Most hotels have a heating ring, or microwave to boil water for coffee. Heat water, add to oatmeal. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Add all your extras. Enjoy an energy filled, nutritious breakfast.
If you do not have to watch sugar, you can add raw organic dates, or sugary fruit such as bananas. I always like to add lots of fiber rich nuts and seeds like flax, sesame, and pepita. If you really want it to be tasty add a big dollop of coconut cream ( fine for diabetics). Delish!