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breakfast shakes

I always struggle with breakfast. I really need something that is grab and go and also something that is filling enough so I'm not starving by lunch time because I really don't get a chance to snack at all in between breakfast and lunch. 

I was thinking about trying a protein shake mix. I thought it would be something I could throw in a water bottle and drink in my car. I have no experience with this. What are your thoughts?  Any you would recommend?  If you don't like them any quick and easy breakfast tips would be a huge help!

Re: breakfast shakes

  • I usually make a smoothie with my protein powder. I blend ice, a frozen sliced banana, protein powder, and a mix of regular and chocolate almond milk. It only takes a couple of minutes to blend and is definitely grab and go. :)
  • If I'm going to do a breakfast shake I usually do:

    1 banana
    1 scoop chocolate protein powder
    3/4 C skim milk
    1 Tbsp PB

    I blend those together in my Magic Bullet knockoff and I'm good to go.

    You'd need more than just protein powder in the mornings.  Just a scoop of protein powder, even mixed with milk just wouldn't be enough nutrients to get you through the morning.

    Personally, even having a good, filling breakfast, I still need to eat a mid-morning snack.  Would you be able to do something quick like an apple and a handful of nuts?

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  • You can even make the smoothie the night before.  It may separate a little bit, but you can miz it back up.  I wouldn't recommend making it more than 12 hours in advance though.

    Things like carnation instant breakfast aren't a substitute for breakfast, because I think they're not fillling enough.  It makes a nice morning snack though.  yum chocolate. 
  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_getting-shape_breakfast-shakes?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:238Discussion:55ceae53-77f3-4a2c-9fb6-93f7e068a3b9Post:851a5b94-68b1-4a3f-b04b-6d18ff945898">Re: breakfast shakes</a>:
    [QUOTE]If I'm going to do a breakfast shake I usually do: 1 banana 1 scoop chocolate protein powder 3/4 C skim milk 1 Tbsp PB I blend those together in my Magic Bullet knockoff and I'm good to go. You'd need more than just protein powder in the mornings.  Just a scoop of protein powder, even mixed with milk just wouldn't be enough nutrients to get you through the morning. Personally, even having a good, filling breakfast, I still need to eat a mid-morning snack.  Would you be able to do something quick like an apple and a handful of nuts?
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    Do you make your smoothies the night before or the day of.. I think if I were to start the smoothies I would make mine the night before.. that sounds good with the PB and Chocolate Powder.  I used to get those type of smoothies at my college gym.  I guess any brand protein powder?  Do you get it at a grocery store or a vitamin shop.. I remember it was expensive at CVS and I ended up returning it. until I could research different brands/prices etc.
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  • I make the same one Raynes does and it's delicious. I do it in the morning. I have the belnder ready to go and it seriously takes 2 minutes to just blend together, while I'm getting a travel mug out of the cupboard. You can even put the protein powder, banana and PB on the counter next to the blender so it's even easier in the morning.
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