As they say, starting your day with a healthy meal to break the fast is an important habit. Especially on Prom day ….
June 26, 2016
“I awoke excited for the day and oddly enough, followed by my son Devon who normally sleeps until the last minute possible. It is finally prom day and he could not be more excited, as are we (Dad and I). Paul (his Dad) is at the Trenton airshow with the Vintage Wings’ Corsair this weekend so I get to do the pre-prom fun and he will hopefully crash the Prom tonight after landing to get a glimpse of our graduate in his prime (hopefully not too “primed” – to enjoy it all!)
I make a different shake for Devon almost every morning and I am constantly experimenting. If I had written them all down I would have my first recipe book by now! I love that he is willing to try out my new concoctions. Luckily there is Layoh, the dog in case they don’t work out.
Fresh ingredients are an important component to any breakfast. I also like to ensure some macro-nutrient balancing as many make the mistake of making their shake either carbohydrate-loaded or protein-loaded and forget how important healthy fats are. My personal shake is an electron/chlorophyll/fat-loaded shake, but that’s for another recipe…
Today’s shake was inspired by fresh blueberries, using up leftover coconut milk from a failed coconut whipped cream, fresh greens in my garden and a new high antioxidant pomegranate powder and small rain forest nut butter I bought at our local health food store, The Granary. Most of all though, it was inspired by Devon and his Prom! Devon has the suit (and I mean THE suit – picture somewhere between James Bond and the lead lawyer from the show “Suits”), a lovely prom date who we can’t wait to see in her “hot pink” dress and all his 12th grade awesome friends. He has just had the best year socially and today is the culmination of that. So… to start the celebrations, I created and served him this “champagne” breakfast…
- 1 ripe banana
- ½ Cup fresh blueberries
- 2 Tbsp coconut milk
- ½ scoop bone broth Protein powder
- 1 tsp pomegranate powder
- ½ tsp Moringa powder
- Dash of unprocessed sea salt
- ¼ large avocado
- Handful of Russian and baby kale freshly picked greens (unwashed)
- Put in a blender and enjoy!
- Redeeming Alkaline Ingredients: avocado, greens, salt, Moringa powder. Reminder, always start with small amounts of Moringa – more is not better with Moringa. I learned the hard way.
The results … a happy teenager and equally happy dog (who loves my daily shakes, the less sweet ones the better).
Prom, Graduation and all the receptions came and went and Devon had the time of his life! He and his prom date were absolutely gorgeous and lifetime memories were made with limo transportation, dancing, one of his best friends as the Valedictorian, and even a 4:30 am McDonalds run complete with play place fun! As expected, this proud Mother cried at all the events – now I just have to hold it together for the big one when he leaves for Guelph this fall. Was it this hard when he went to kindergarten?