A bitchin' breakfast and a super-supplement

Hello lovebirds!

I decided to show you what I normally have for breakfast. It's a super healthy start to the day and I wanted to share! 

I use:

About 200ml unsweetened soya milk
A banana
A tablespoon of virgin coconut oil
About half a tablespoon of agave nectar
A huge handful of kale
A level teaspoon of proto-col Green Magic (see end of post.)

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First I pour in the milk, as the blender needs liquid in the bottom to get all blendy with. Then I throw in the kale, chop a banana (or two) and sometimes I chuck in grapes, strawberries or blueberries too. I put in a tablespoon of coconut oil and a bit of agave nectar to sweeten the smoothie. 

Normally I would put the Green Magic in the blender but this morning I forgot because I was busy taking photos. As I forgot I just stirred it in with the finished smoothie. I blend for about 30 seconds on low power and 30 seconds on high power. This will make you just over a pint of delicious smoothie. I can't taste the kale at all. All I can taste is banana and coconut. You can also throw seeds in the mix. They add a beautiful nutty crunch to it. I use chia seeds or sesame seeds. You can also pop a small amount of porridge in if you're really hungry, but add more liquid or the smoothie will be more of a lumpy! ;)

Why the kale? I tend to be on the anaemic side most of the time so I have kale for iron. I hate red meat.
Why the coconut oil? It's really good for your skin, hair and nails and is a good fat.
Why the agave nectar? It's low GI and a lot better for me than sugar or sweeteners.
Why the banana? For taste and for potassium.
Why the Green Magic? It's touted as an energy fix and as I have CFS I need all the help I can get. A friend of a friend of a friend went from being bed ridden with CFS to getting a part time job after a few months on it and a friend of a friend (who wasn't ill) has seen her energy levels rise considerably.

I'm wary of 'miracle cures' but even if it gives me enough energy to be able to cope with the housework better than I can now I'll be happy, and any more than that is a bonus. You're supposed to be able to tell a difference after 6-8 weeks and I've been taking it for a week, so it's far too early to tell. I hope it works. It's £28 for a 2 month supply from Amazon. Other sellers charge more.

200g = 2 month supply

proto-col green magic is a revolutionary blend of 16 of the worlds best super food nutrients including Spirulina and Chlorella. Naturally rich in protein, essential fatty acids, enzymes, sea minerals, amino acids, vitamins and antioxidants.

proto-col green magic is an enzyme rich array of organically grown terrestial plants skilfully blended with micro-aquatic plants forms, Royal Jelly and a mixed culture of lactose-free intestinal flora.

proto-col green magic delivers vast amounts of nutrition in little mass, with no harmful fats, sugar, artificial flavours or colours.

Dosage: Adults. Take 1 teaspoon 1 to 3 times daily, depending on your nutritional needs. Can be mixed with your favourite juice or purified water.

Ingredients - Hawaiian Spirulina, Broken Cell Wall Chinese Chlorella, Soya Lecithin, Barley Grass Juice, Wheat Grass Juice, Kamut, Rice Kernel Membrance Powder, High Pectin Apple Fibre, Icelandic Kelp, Wheat Sprouts, Nova Scotia Dulce, co Enzyme Q10, SOD w/catalase, Royal Jelly, Jerusalem Artichoke Powder, Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Bifidus Bacterium (Lactose free).

Lactose free, gluten free, dairy free.
Suitable for vegetarians - product does contain Royal Jelly

Do not exceed stated recommended amounts.

It's dark green, smells like fish food (that'll probably be the sea minerals) and tastes as you'd expect something that smells of fish food to taste - a little bit funky! As well as my morning level teaspoon, I have two others mixed up in apple juice or soy milk throughout the day. It's certainly not unpleasant when mixed with liquid. It doesn't make me gag at all, and I have a super-sensitive nose, so many things do make me gag. You do have to stir it very well, or else it'll clump. I normally stir, have a mouthful (snigger), stir again and so on until it's gone.

I will report back in about two weeks with my findings!

What do you normally have for breakfast? 

Although I love my smoothies, once a week you can't beat a bacon sarnie for breakie!

Thanks for reading. Keep your eyes peeled for my catch up blog The Sunday Sandwich later, which will have some photos from the week as well.