Happy Easter and a Breakfast Shake

Yes this post is a little late, but I’ve been busy this week since I am leaving for FRANCE on Sunday!! I cannot wait and have been running around trying to get everything done before I go. Just wanted to share a couple pictures of my Easter outfit…I bought this dress over a year ago for a fancy date and haven’t been able to wear it again, since it’s too white for a wedding and I really haven’t had any other fancy events 😦 However, Easter mass was the perfect place to wear it! [That’s my cat Salem photo-bombing…she’s too cute]

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Dress: Express (old, belt included) | Wedges: Payless (old) | Necklace: Edith Marie Jewelry (on sale!)

I also wanted to share a new breakfast shake I tried…although I guess it’s not really a shake, it’s more of a protein-coffee-milk. I usually have a whole wheat English muffin with natural peanut butter and a banana for breakfast, which is a good protein-fat-carb combo to keep me full all morning. However, since I was home for Easter this weekend, my mother sent me back with some of her delicious raisin bran muffins, which are decently filling but won’t hold me until lunch! Rather than eat two, I usually opt to add in a banana or other fruit, but that still usually isn’t enough to keep the stomach grumbles away. So, inspired by my friend Jess’s recipe for a not-so-chunky-monkey protein shake, I decided to try making a coffee-protein drink to keep me a little more full. I don’t usually make my own coffee (simply because I usually drink tea instead), so all I had was instant coffee; I didn’t realize how AWFUL instant coffee is!! Next time I think I will need to get some real coffee because I think that will make it 100x better! But it kept me full until lunch, so it did what I wanted it to. Success!

Coffee-Protein-Milk (I need a snazzier name for this)

Ingredients:

1 cup brewed coffee (avoid instant at all costs!)

8 oz. almond milk (I use unsweetened original)

1 scoop Optimum Nutrition Vanilla Ice Cream whey protein

1 packet Sweet n’ Low

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a  Blender bottle with ice and shake it all up! Would also be good blended in a blender; I’ll have to try that next time!

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Coffee-protein-milk!

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My mom’s bran muffin! (Half-eaten in the car en route to work…)

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One thought on “Happy Easter and a Breakfast Shake

  1. Jess Branco says:

    So glad you tried it out with coffee! I’ve never had instant coffee before. I usually just brew my own every Sunday and the pot lasts me for the week in the fridge. Your Easter outfit is adorable!! And stop getting so skinny 😉

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