Monday, April 25, 2011

Who Needs Vanilla Chobani?

Ever since Chobani decided to temporarily discontinue some of their yogurt flavors, I have been at a loss for breakfast ideas.  For over a year now, my breakfast every single day has been a vanilla Chobani, granola, and a fruit of some sort chopped up and all mixed together.  And yep, you got it, they discontinued vanilla.  Vanilla???  Isn't that a staple flavor?  I was so mad.  According to my grocery store, it's not coming back till at least July.  Super lame move Chobani, just sayin'..  I tried other vanilla Greek yogurts, and they were too sickeningly sweet for me.  I was at a total loss until I was reading Kath's blog one day and discovered this amazing thing.. a doughboy smoothie.  I made it my own, using almond milk and adding plain Chobani, (what, you guys didn't want to let that one go??) a frozen banana, and making it green.  Last night in the blender, I combined one cup of almond milk with one cup of oats and let it sit overnight.  This morning, I added the frozen banana, yogurt, and one handful each spinach and kale.

I promise that's one handful each green.. I had to shove it down to make it fit. (TWSS?)

All blended up

Added a few sliced strawberries

Topped with granola

This smoothie clearly needs to be eaten with a spoon.  It makes SO MUCH smoothie, do you see how it fills the entire container?  I have had this for both breakfast and dinner and it fills me up.  It also contains a little of everything, carbs, fat, protein, fruits and veggies.  I actually couldn't finish it this morning, but I am oddly not very hungry today.  Maybe because I didn't work out this morning?  Oh yeah, I started working out in the mornings :)  But more on that in a later post. 

Anyway, back to work for me now.  I hope everyone is having a good Monday!


Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

This looks so amazing and healthy! Smoothies you have to eat with a spoon are BY FAR the best kind. So much more substantial!

Rachel said...

It keeps me full for HOURS, I love it.