The Argument for Breakast


One secret to a having a good, healthy lunch is having breakfast. It’s easy to skip or skimp on this meal, but the truth is, bad breakfasts often lead to sugar-deprived decisions about food. How often have you been so hungry at 10:00 am that you’ve ruined lunch with a trip to a vending machine?


Goji Berry & Banana Smoothie with Chia Seeds:

  • 1-1 1/2 cups of coconut milk
  • a small handful of walnuts
  • 1/4 cup of dried goji berries, re-hydrated
  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 1 tbs of flax meal
  • a pinch of cinnamon
  • a dash of vanilla
  • 1 tbs of chia seeds



  1. Put all the ingredients in the food processor, except for the coconut milk and chia seeds. Process for 30 seconds. Then scrape down the sides with a spatula.
  2. Turn the processor on and pour in the coconut milk. Add a bit of water if the mixture is too thick.
  3. Pour the smoothie into a mason jar or a to-go cup. Sprinkle the chia seeds in, and stir.
  4. Drink right away, or wait 30-45 minutes for the seeds to plump.


Mason jars are my favorite. I’ve refashioned mine into to-go cups by cutting a plastic container lid to fit the jar. I add a hole for a reusable straw, and presto! It’s not leak proof, but it does just fine for breakfast on the road or at a desk.


One comment

  1. Carolyn Miller · · Reply

    Love the straw idea and menu! Going to look for goji berries!



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