starting off easy
May 24, 2011 § Leave a comment
Despite my love of bacon, I’ve never had a lot of trouble being a vegetarian for breakfast since I often only have coffee and little else. When I lived in Boston I lived off a Starbucks mocha til lunchtime. Chocolate is by far my favorite vegetarian food.
Luckily, when I do eat breakfast, I love fruit almost as much as chocolate. There’s only one fruit I don’t like and it’s papaya. I think I may dislike papaya even more than beets. I know I’m not alone with hating papaya because there are a few Facebook groups that have united in their hate. The one I just joined has their own theme song:
WE HATE PAPAYA SONG: We Hate PAPAYA, PAPAYA,PAPAYA.
We Hate PAPAYA As It Is For Stinkers! BOO FOR PAPAYA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Papaya aside, I was thinking about ways to combine my love of chocolate and fruit for a breakfast treat to start the vegetarian week off nice and slow. I was inspired by my friend Holly’s smoothie she makes. I think if I were to cheat this week, I could eat a smoothie for every meal. Smoothies have to be one of the best parts about being a vegetarian.
Holly’s delicious smoothie:
1 small bag frozen cherries
1 c. almond milk (I substituted dark chocolate almond milk)
1-2 T. almond butter
2 T. vanilla egg-white protein powder (I did not have this so I used an egg white)
At least one meal is solved and now I’m inspired to come up with other delicious smoothie combinations this week. I also like fresh fruit & veggie juice, so I’ll work those in there as well.
As long as they aren’t papaya or beets.