Our baby Hugh is contact-allergic to eggs and I’ve gotten out of the habit of cooking anything hot in the mornings. To avoid existing solely on bagels, I come home from the gym and whip up an icy smoothie, complete with a handful of goldfish crackers. Although I grew up with the smell of bacon and sausage wafting throughout the house, these straws and plastic cups are a morning ritual I look forward to with my boys.
There are health benefits, if not motivational benefits, to starting your day out with a breakfast packed with protein and superfoods. Trading a smoothie for your morning dose of energy will help you avoid the sugar/caffeine crash that so often happens after a cup of coffee and you’ll kickstart your day with a solid serving of vegetables.