Sunday, September 12, 2010

breakfast of champions



this week is green smoothie challenge week here at nobeckettno which means that i'll be getting down with a green bevvie every day until sunday. cleaning the blender every day is a hassle that i don't particularly look forward to, but every time i switch to smoothie + small substantial breakfast item, i feel awesome. plus i'm bored to death of oatmeal. oatmeal can suck it. until canned pumpkin arrives at the grocery and then pumpkin oats and i will totally get back together.

for small but substantial breakfast item, i decided to host an exclusive (read: me and a bottle of malbec) late night baking party last night and made these extremely tastyhealthy blueberry muffins. seriously, with this breakfast i'm pretty much guaranteed to be some kind of efficacious wonder. even if i'm not eating breakfast until well past noon these days. Recipes for success below:

Green Smoothie

ingredients:
1 cup coconut water
1 apple, chopped
2 big handfuls spinach
4-5 strawberries
juice of 1/2 lime
1 inch fresh ginger, grated

directions:
blend that shit

Whole Wheat Blueberry Banana Muffins
(adapted, but just barely, from Jenna at eatliverun.com)

ingredients:
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
3/4 cup sugar
4 tbsp butter
1 egg + 1 yolk
2 bananas, mashed
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups (1 dry pint) fresh blueberries
1/3 cup milk

directions:
heat oven to 375. melt butter in a small pot. whisk in milk, egg, banana, and vanilla. in a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and sugar. add the wet ingredients, then fold in blueberries. bake for 25-30 minutes. makes 12 normal-sized muffins or 10 large. effing delicious toasted with a bit of butter.