Monday, October 18, 2010

Energy-Packed Super Breakfast!

I like to make my breakfast powerful.

Very powerful.

I like it full of good stuff and lots of tasty goodness.

That's right, my recipes are based on a scale of tastiness, from 1 to 10 (with 10 being the most tasty). This recipe right here is about a 9.0, and it's one of my favorite ways to start the day. I am in class all day long, and some days I don't really get a lunch, so I need something that can satisfy me and keep me going for awhile (at least until my midafternoon LaraBar and ginger kombucha... aww, yeah).

This recipe does just that, not only is it packed with protein, vitamins and minerals, and fiber, it's got chocolate it in.

But before I give you the recipe, I'd like to share an ingredient with you:

Amaing Grass Green SuperFood in Chocolate.

I was really nervous about trying any sort of "green" powder, mostly because I was nervous at how it would taste. The stats were so impressive though, it's full of enzymes, minerals, vitamins, beneficial phytochemicals, prebiotics, and so on. It's also gluten-free and 100% vegan.

Here's the ingredients:
Organic and All Natural Whole Food Ingredients:
Amazing Grass Green Food Blend 3252Mg: Organic Wheat Grass, Organic Barley Grass, Organic Alfalfa, Organic Spirulina, Organic Spinach, Organic Chlorella (Cracked Cell-wall), Organic Broccoli

Chocolate Blend 3068Mg: Organic Dutch Cocoa, Organic Redwood Cocoa, Organic Cacao, Natural Chocolate Flavoring

Antioxidant Blend 295Mg: Organic Acai, Organic Maca, Organic Carrot, Organic Beet, Raspberry, Organic Rose Hips, Pineapple, Green Tea, Acerola Cherry

Efa Fiber Blend 833Mg: Organic Flax Seed Powder, Organic Oat Fiber, Apple Pectin Fiber

Digestive Enzyme and Active Culture Pre & Pro Biotic Blend 440Mg: F.o.s (From Chicory Root), L. Acidophilus, Alpha and Beta Amylase, Protease, Lipase, Lactase

Cellulase Energizing Herb Blend 20Mg: Siberian Eleuthera Root, Peppermint

Other Ingredients -Organic Sea Salt
Amazing Grass's Website

Okay, so now that you know the important stuff... IT TASTES AWESOME. I was so pleased with the taste of it that I'm going to buy the large container when I run out. It had a 5-star rating on Amazon, and I'm very glad I decided to trust those reviewers. I also give it five stars!

You know you want me.

I was convinced by Chocolate Covered Katie to make Brownie Batter Pancakes with a dose of Green SuperFood in them, and I'm going to do that, but first I'm going to enjoy my Cream of Wheat:

Energy-Packed Super Breakfast:
3 Tb. dry hot farina cereal (like Cream of Wheat)
1/2 c. chocolate almond milk (sweetened)
1/4 c. water
1 banana
1/2 scoop Amazing Grass Green SuperFood
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used the 8gram Amazing Grass scoop, so about 1/2 Tb.)
1 Tb. hemp seeds
1 Tb. granola of choice
1 Tb. canned coconut milk (opt.)

1. Combine the farina cereal in a bowl with the chocolate almond milk and the water. Cook according to package directions (basically, three minutes stirring every 30 seconds after the first minute until it's all nice and fluffy).
2. Mash the banana in the cooked cereal and mix it in, though if all else fails you can just slice the banana in there.
3. Stir in the Chocolate SuperFood powder and protein powder. Stir in the coconut milk if using.
4. Top with hemp seeds and granola.

I also eat this with a piece of fruit and a hot cup of coffee and sometimes with a piece of buttered toast.

In total, this meal adds up to be about 15 grams of protein, including the coconut milk, and not including any toast. You could also make this recipe the exact same, but substitute some rolled oats for the farina. That will increase the protein a little bit. Also, because I use sweetned almond milk I didn't add any additional sugar (I didn't need to). You might have to adjust the sweetness for your taste.

It's not pretty, but it sure is tasty (and good for you!!).


Alex @ Spoonful of Sugar free said...

I keep seeing this stuff, and it looks so good!! First I have to finish off my huge jar of VEga, though...

Amber Shea said...

I've tried the original Amazing Grass, but not the Chocolate, though I keep hearing great things about it. Me want!

By the way, wonderful blog :) A scroll down the page shows more tasty things than I can even comment on! Keep up the great work.