Shall We Shake?

by Heather

It’s not often that I don’t wake up ready to dive right into breakfast, but when I do, a shake is the perfect answer.

You don’t have to think; you don’t have to cook. You just have to blend.

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Vanilla Cherry Garcia Protein Shake

1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder {my fave is Sunwarrior}

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup frozen cherries

3/4+ c almond milk

cherry protein shake

Blend, shake, serve.

purple monster shake recipe

A shake’s not a bad way to sneak in some extra hydration either.

Some of my other favorite shakes:

Mocha Cherry Latte

Peanut Butter Hazelnut Frappuccino

Are you hungry when you wake up? Do you eat breakfast right away or wait?


P.S. I picked a bad week to start triathlon training… it’s been freezing {literally} cold and rainy. Where’d spring go?!

P.P.S. Can I PLEASE be in a flash mob?

mobbed flash mob

Although preferably Black Eyed Peas-Oprah style, not Howie Mendel style.

Black-eyed-peas-oprahoprah black eyed peas flash mob

{Although if Tabitha, Napolean, and Lauren will be there, I could probably put up with the Mobbed cheesiness.}

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Faith @ lovelyascharged April 1, 2011 at 7:53 am
I'm almost always ready for food first thing - but sometimes the idea of actually cooking isnt as appealing. You're right though, that's where shakes come in handy! I love this cherry idea - watch out Ben & Jerry's!
Sarah Jayne April 1, 2011 at 8:10 am
Um, I now proclaim you SHAKE MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE. Yum. I get excited when I think to throw cocoa powder in my standard banana, vanilla protein, spinach, and almond milk shakes.
AlisonM April 1, 2011 at 1:54 pm
I'm like you -- it's very rare that I don't want breakfast! But if that is the case then this looks like the perfect answer. Also, I love the fact that your smoothie only has 4 ingredients -- some of the ones around in blogland at the moment boggle my mind with their list of ingredients, and it just puts me off! (Yeah, I like my breakfasts to be fast!)
Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun April 1, 2011 at 2:33 pm
I SO want to be in a flash mob too! It looks fun! And agreed - shakes are the best easy no think breakfast/snack.
Freya April 1, 2011 at 2:53 pm
I always seem to be ravenous when I wake up, so it's usually straight to the oats for me. But if I can hold out, your pancakes look fantastic. I've noted them down as a lazy sunday breakfast idea!
Jess@atasteofconfidence April 1, 2011 at 6:27 pm
I am always hungry when I wake up and eat breakfast right away:)
sarah (sarah learns) April 1, 2011 at 9:28 pm
i don't usually need to eat immediately when i wake up unless i sleep late or eat dinner really early. usually i eat about an hour and a half after i wake up...
ashley @ ashley's adventures in alask April 1, 2011 at 9:35 pm
I absolutely love smoothies (Green Monsters, all the way!) but rarely eat them as soon as I get up. I'm more of a breakfast at 10 am kind of person.
Lee April 2, 2011 at 12:23 pm
I am like that too. I always see people with awesome looking breakfasts on their blogs but I never feel like I have the time to make them because I am so hungry when I wake up.

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