Monday, May 3, 2010

How I Became a Smooth Operator

For breakfast, I combine these ingredients in my blender. I don't measure; I just dump some of each in the glass jar and hope for the best. I end up with about a cup and a half smoothie. Every morning it's different, perhaps thicker or sweeter than the day before. One thing is certain: I feel good knowing I've fueled up for the day with a wide variety of nutrients.
Try it. I think you'll like it.
P.S. The Silk Light is soy milk.


Anonymous said...

Mmmmmm...It looks delicious. Much better than the bowl of oatmeal and fiber packet that I have in the morning. I think it is time for a change!

Shaddy said...

darksculptures: Oh, but oatmeal is wonderfully nutritious also. I wonder if I could add a bit of oatmeal to my smoothie? It's so good for lowering cholesterol. I'm going to give it a try.

Thanks for mentioning oatmeal.

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Cheers to good health Shaddy!
I admire you for that... I love to add more berries & fiber in my diet~

Shaddy said...

Lenore: I added a packet of instant oatmeal to my smoothie. It doesn't taste as good but it's a healthier breakfast than before.

Anonymous said...

Nice blog you got here... Just droppin' by to say hi!

Shaddy said...

tagskie: Thank you for visiting. Please come again.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Shaddy!! I've been living on smoothies, and smoothies alone since I caught this nasty cold a few days ago. I'm gonna go mix this one up right now. Thank you dear!!

Anonymous said...

Auntie is sure you will not approve of my breakfast.
First i have either a glass of orange juice or blueberry juice and 1200 mg. of Vit D and 500 mg B12. I then either have oatmeal crisp cereal with skim milk or occasionally a waffle or english muffin with strawberry jam. At 88 years old I am still in fairly good health. What do you think??

Shaddy said...

Aunt Babe: I totally approve of your breakfast. It's hard for me to grasp the fact that you're 88. I know you're just a few years younger than Mom but still when I read your comment, it shocked me. You don't act or look anywhere near that age.

I'm so glad you're taking vitamin D. Dr. Criswell has been very insistent that Lon and I take at least 2000 I.U. per day. (Dr. Criswell takes 5000 per day). I saw him about a week ago and meant to ask you if you and Allen were taking any vitamin D. Now I know.

You go girl!!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds good. What time should I be there tomorrow morning? May I request raspberries... :)

Shaddy said...

dayner: Oh, how about 8AM? Unfortunately, I don't have any raspberries, only strawberries. Next time, when you come, I promise to have raspberries.

Gullible said...

Funny, it's the same breakfast a friend of mine has every day. Except, she uses blueberries and has slowed her macular degeneration.

Shaddy said...

Gully: Good for her. She's definitely reaping benefits from her smoothie ingredient choices.

Annie said...

I have been buying lactose free milk but have been wanting to try soy milk, especially that new almond flavored one they have. Unfortunately, it does not come in a small container so it would be a waste if I don't like it. What is the biggest difference between soy and milk or is there none at all?
Your smoothie sounds delicious!!! I bet it would taste good for dessert if ice cream was added!!

Gullible said...


Try frozen mixed berries--keep them frozen--and pour fat-free half and half over them. You'll think you're eating berry ice cream. Not too much milk tho', and you have let them sit until they start to thaw a bit. Otherwise you'll think your eating marbles in cream.

Shaddy said...

Annie: Regular milk contains Vit A, Vit C, Vit D and calcium.

Soymilk contains Vit A, Vit D, Vit B12, calcium, potassium, iron, riboflavin, folate, magnesium, zinc and selenium.

Regular and soy milk both contain sodium, sugars and protein.

Soymilk has no cholesterol, no lactose, no dairy, no eggs, no casein and no MSG. "You still have to pay for it though."

Silk soymilk has a money back guarantee. If you don't love it they'll give your money back.

Soy products are also recommended to ease symptoms of menopause.

Soymilk is more expensive than regular milk.

I hope that answers your question. I'm glad you asked because I'd forgotten the differences between the two and now I'm in the know again.