Monday, February 14, 2011

Marathon favorite Breakfast

Happy Monday and Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!! We don't do anything big for Valentine's Day but I make sure to leave a little something out for my kids at the breakfast table in the morning and we usually have a fun dinner, too. No big deal, just a little bit of extra love. Do you have any big plans? Did you celebrate this past weekend? news on the ankle. It still hurts. This week I am going to see a doctor to see if it needs to be amputated or replaced. Okay, I am being dramatic. But I finally came to the realization that I am NOT a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. I need a professional opinion. Why is it so hard to ask for help sometimes?

Anyway, I am going to share with you today my favorite breakfast. It's a great way to refuel after a run or fuel yourself for the day. Here it is: Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie!

It's not new or novel or earth shattering but it's delicious and creamy and yummy and keeps me full all morning long. I love that.

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

1 cup fat free soymilk
3 oz vanilla greek yogurt (about 1/2 of a small yogurt container, you can add the whole container if you like it super creamy)
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 heaping tablespoon natural peanut butter
1 frozen banana

Blend it all up. Add 1-2 cups of ice, blend again. Easy!!!! You can also add a scoop of protein powder for even more staying power. I love how it fills me up and keeps me full until lunchtime. No more 10am snacking at work.

I hope you all have a fabulous week. It was 80 degrees here this weekend (yes, my grass is that green right now. I love it) but it's supposed to rain rain rain this week. Stay tuned for a super fun giveaway I am going to be posting on my blog this week!! You don't want to miss it. Thanks for stopping by today!


Sarah said...

Chocolate + peanut butter......its a beautiful thing at any time of day!!!! I'm hoping for good news on your ankle :)

Joni M said...

I hope your ankle just needs some rest and chocolate! :oD
Have a good day, Mara!

patti west said...

This looks awesome, Mara! I want to try it....can you tell me about how much yogurt in cups? Thanks! :)

patti west said...

p.s. what is that green stuff on the ground in the background??? ;0)

Karina said...

I feel it sticking to the roof of my mouth already. Looks delish. Happy Valentines Day.

Meg Luby said...

i beg to differ! anything with chocolate and peanut butter is earth shattering! good luck with your ankle and HAPPY VALENTINES <3

Elizabeth said...

80 degrees Mara? Really? And you posting a post about a smoothie? LOL. Which of course we have decided to make today!!! LOL. Even though it's freezing outside, who cares when that sounds like heaven!!!!! I can't wait and I'll let you know how it turns out too!
Have a great week!

mustangkayla said...

Good for you for going to the dr. I figure it better to go in early and catch something before you do more damage!

A shake sounds so so good!

Monique said...

Oh Mara you put a smile on my Amputated or replaced.. big Sigh... I soooo know how you feel and how frustrating when you just want it to be fixed so you can go RUNNING!!! I vote go to the Dr..once you have gone you will be happy you did... NO MORE pictures of green grass until may..It is just not fair LMBO.. BTW the smoothie looks delish!!!

Stephanie said...

Thank you for this great breakfast idea! I love pb/chocolate/banana combinations. This morning I had oatmeal with peanut butter, sliced banana, and chocolate! I've never made a smoothie before, but this one seems easy and right up my alley.

Thanks again and Happy Valentine's Day!

Elizabeth said...

Mara... FLIPPIN GOOD!!! We just made the smoothies and they are SO good! They taste like a reces peanut butter cup in a glass!!!!

Sue said...

Sounds so good! I make a similar one with 100% canned pumpkin, plain yogurt, natural peanut butter, a banana, skim milk and cinnamon:) Hope you get good news with your ankle!

Michelle H. said...

I'm so glad you posted this I have seen this recipe before and have never tried it!
I keep forgetting so I plan on trying this tomorrow!
It looks very good and glad t know its filling too!
We ordered take out tonight, made heart shaped cakes on Sunday so dd could decorate them. We exchange a couple small valentine gifts tonight. We also had dd school Valentine party today.
Hope you have a wonderful week! Glad you will be going to the dtr. about your ankle.

Muncher Cruncher said...

Mara that PB banana shake looks BOMB. That is like my favorite flavor combo, and I'm going to have to try it out!! I hope your VDAY was awesome. Thanks so so much for your sweet heartfelt comment on my last post. It helps me so much to know I'm not alone out there feeling discouraged sometimes. I HATE when it happens, but at least we know those lows make our highs feel that much better right! Thanks again doll, I appreciate you!! xoxoxo megs

Unknown said...

Great recipe! I love Greek yogurt. I just signed up to follow your blog, and I look forward to reading more of your creative recipes!


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Kim said...

yummy yummy yummy!

VanessaB said...

mmmm! glad you're going to the dr., too, and hope you mend quick. yeah, rain... starting!

IamDerby said...

That looks tasty! Although for breakfast I need a MEAL! LOL