On a scale of 1 to 10 how gross does my breakfast look to you? You can be honest.
I'm fully aware of how weird I am.
Although it looks gross, it was delicious! In my processor I processed a ton of greens until they were powder. Then I added in three frozen bananas (broken into pieces) and 1 cup of strawberries. Once the fruit was well blended and smooth I added in two tablespoons of cacao powder to make it chocolatey...and a nasty brown color. Top it all off with some cacao nibs and dried mulberries and you've got an amazing breakfast!
I still can't believe I can eat ice cream for breakfast and at the same time flood my system with tons of greens. Gosh, I just love eating plants!
This past week I had a few days where I indulged more than usual (see: New York City Ice Cream Tour), so all I've been wanting lately is produce...fresh fruits and vegetables. For lunch I had a salad with 1 cucumber, 1 tomato, and shredded carrots and a mango on the side.
I was still hungry after my salad and mango so I had a Cara Cara Orange. So juicy and delicious!
I was doing some recipe testing/meal prepping and had a few tastes of this Spicy Thai Carrot Soup that turned out great. I'll be posting the recipe on Friday!
My second snack was a chopped apple and sliced banana sprinkled with cinnamon and raisins.
For dinner I ate a side salad (unpictured) with sliced apple, cucumber, tomato and homemade dijon balsamic vinaigrette. For the main course I ate my Vegetable and Chickpea Mafé recipe (a Senegalese Peanut Stew) over brown rice. Delicious!
Dessert was simple and satisfying: a medjool date.
That's all folks! To see what others are eating and to get some more inspiration for recipes, check out Jenn's blog Peas and Crayons!
Would you eat green banana ice cream for breakfast?
Do you meal plan/prep?
What's your go-to dessert?
Hello, I just wanted to express concern over your eating. I suffered from an eating disorder about 8 months ago and am fully recovered. This is not enough healthy fats 🙂 while you may have consumed enough calories, healthy fats are very important. I just wanted to encourage you to balance your diet. Because of my lack of fats when I suffered from anorexia and orthorexia, my hair and nails became brittle and I had hair loss along with weight loss. I love your blog, just saying this out of concern!
Hi! I really appreciate you reading my blog and for voicing your concern! I know a lot of people that have struggled with eating disorders and they can be a slippery slope! I totally agree that this day of food was lower in fat (even with the peanut butter stew), but it's what my body was craving after eating out a lot the week before;) I like to look at my nutrition on a week by week basis and not worry about getting everything I need on a day to day basis. I definitely want to keep my long, thick hair and strong nails! Thanks again for commenting!
Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete says
I would definitely eat that for breaky! I don't really food prep or plan, since that got way overboard when I was doing it as a bodybuilder. Eep.
Yeahya!! I bet meal planning became draining after having to do it so intensely. It's good to just go with what works best during your season of life! I never used to, until I moved to New York;)
You are so healthy! The breakfast looks interesting, but I think it was even more interesting to see what all you put into it. Great meals!
Thanks Marissa! But not all the time;) Haha, interesting is a great way to describe it. I top it off with cacao nibs and dried mulberries...yum!
Miss Polkadot says
Given I'm not really feeling my daily breakfast oatmeal anymore after a few weeks of it I'd be curious to give banana ice cream a try. So far I've only had it as a snack in past years. However, I'd worry it wouldn't keep me saturated as long as oats. Do you find it keeps you going for a few hours?
I've fallen off the oatmeal-for-breakfast-bandwagon too...weird. I definitely eat a lot in order to not get hungry an hour later...usually 3-5 bananas worth! If I only have 3 bananas I'll add in 1 cup of some other kind of fruit.
Liv @ Healthy Liv says
Your breakfast DOES look gross, but knowing the ingredients that go into it, I bet it tastes delicious! So many yummy foods don't look very good, but taste amazing! I'd definitely eat it for breakfast.
Haha I completely agree about the grossness! If anyone has a food aversion to green things, I don't think they'd be able to handle it. But the taste is sweet and chocolatey!
Your breakfast looks good to me - but I'm weird and love veggies in the morning! Thanks for sharing your eats. Love documenting mine and seeing everyone's WIAWs:)
Thanks for saying hi Melissa! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who eats veggies in the morning:) Your food looks great too!
Juli @1000lovelythings says
This is hilarious! I had some green ice cream for breakfast a couple of WIAWs back too! My smoothie turned out rather thick and frozen so I just spooned it! Delicious!
And your dinner looks divine! Have a nice week 🙂
Yay! Another green ice cream eater:) Nothing like a refreshing bowl of greens:) Have a great week as well!