Banana Bread Breakfast Shake

I don’t know about you all, but in the mornings I need easy, and I need on the go. Because school drop off waits for no one! Plus, as many of you know if you follow my blog, I am on a weight loss journey. So, I also need healthy. So this week I whipped up a new shake. I needed something I could just throw in my Ninja or my blender, pour, and run out of the house like a lunatic, throwing back packs, and screaming down the hall, ” did you put on clean underwear?”  Look at me like that’s not how your mornings go. Well this shake met all of those qualification. I wanted to share the recipe with you. In attempts to make your morning routine a little easier as well. I can’t promise all your kids will fall into single file out the door with brushed teeth and matching socks, but you will have a healthy shake in hand mom. What am I talking about my socks don’t match.
Let me know below if you plan to give this shake a try. There is a share button at the top and at the bottom of this post, click that bad boy and share it across social media, especially Pinterest (because, I worked really hard to make it look like I live in a Pinterest house, when I took the photo.) Y’all know the truth. That is one of those highlight reel photos, I tell ya about here. Yes, I just put a shameless plug, in my post about my own post. Don’t you judge me! Anyways, be sure to share with all the other mom out there with busy mornings. Have a terrific morning.
Ingredients:
  • 1 Cup of Plain Almond Milk
  • 1/2 a cup of Vanilla Low Fat Yogurt
  • 1/3 of a cup of Oats
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 5 Ice Cubes

Step by Step:

1. Freeze your banana and ice the night before.
2. Cut up your banana into about inch segments.
3. You can use a blender or Ninja, up to you. Both work fine.
4. Combine all ingredients in a blender.
5. Blend until completely smooth.
6. Add cinnamon to the top of your shake if desired.
7. Serve immediately.
8. Enjoy!
Now I’m off to go try to look like I didn’t just roll out of bed in the school drop off.
– Jamie Lea

Busted Knuckles and Bills

Over the last 3 years I have learned I can not depend on anyone but myself…

As young girls we are taught how to keep a home, how to cook, how to clean, how to raise children, but no one ever teaches you how to find a place to live after a divorce.  When you have $20 to your name, no job, and very few belongings. No one prepares you for how insanely hard college is going to be with two babies. No one tells you how many hoops you have to jump through to buy your first car on your own. When you have spent your life relying on someone else’s credit. No one warns you about the struggle to survive, pay bills, and keep food on the table when you find your first minimum wage job. No one can put into words how exhausted you will be after working 14 hours, staying up taking care of a sick baby, and then making sure your other baby’s homework is done, they get to sports, and lunches are packed.

Finally, no one teaches you how to pull a freaking wiper motor out of your car and how bad your damn knuckles are gonna hurt after you bust them 52x,  but guess what…

I promise you can make it all happen. It’s not always going to be easy. Some days you will want to throw in the towel, but one day you will wake up and say holy shit, ” look how far I have came “, or ” holy shit I just took my car apart and pulled out a wiper motor all by myself “, either or.

My point is, don’t depend on anyone, make things happen for yourself. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty. You got this I promise.

Stay tuned for my next trick. Changing a light bulb in my kitchen.

-Jamie Lea