This morning, inspired by my daughter Carrisa, I thought I would get creative and make a breakfast smoothie.
I made what I thought would be a fairly substantial non-dairy base using rice, rice bran, almonds, pumpkin seeds and chia seeds all strained through a nut mylk bag. Then I blended the mylk up with frozen bananas and about 1 teaspoon of spirulina.
At the risk of sounding like a hobbit - about an hour later - I was looking for second breakfast.
I quickly ran to the kitchen and re-heated last nights left-overs - hooray for left-overs - thin sliced beef in a mixed vegetable dish well seasoned with onion, fennel and basil. It was heavenly.
Don't get me wrong - I like the idea of a breakfast smoothie - coconut based ones are definitely a favorite - but smoothies in the morning have never worked for me.
It may not sound like a very traditional breakfast - but when my body is looking for serious food - nothing is more satisfying than dinner left-overs.