Hello, my name is Melissa, and I despise all healthy foods.
But I still like my liquid breakfast- Coffee. Oh yeah, and these soy protein shakes! They're super easy to make, fairly cheap, and the flavor combinations are endless.
All you need is a banana, a container of yogurt, 2 cups of skim milk, and a scoop of soy protein powder. Throw it all in a blender, and voila- breakfast! Even my toddler loves it.
Now, you can make this even healthier by using plain fat-free yogurt and adding sweetener. If you don't mind the added cost, you could also use frozen fruit. The protein powder comes in different flavors too- chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry.
Here's the thing about the protein though. It specifically says on the label "Do not use for weight reduction." The kind in the picture is for bodybuilders, I guess. But it was on sale. Something in there tends to get me pretty wound up. I don't know if it's the huge dump of protein or some other ingredient. Once I ate a 40-gram fitness protein bar, and I was sick all day. In the past I've always used the Slim-Fast brand of soy protein powder and didn't have a problem. But I haven't seen it at the store in a while, I don't know if they even make it anymore. Anyway, just a word of warning.
Nutrition facts: (per glass)
Cost- about $1 for one pitcher- makes 2 glasses