Breakfast of Champions

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Looks like poo, but this was my breakfast every morning for the past week … a banana with a tablespoon of almond butter and a coffee with milk (no sugar). My day starts out great and quickly devolves from there … did a bit of cheating today *coughTim’scough* but still trying to make good choices overall. This weekend will be difficult, as I am going on a road trip with Reptile Man.

Special K morning shakes

I like Special K cereal, so I decided to try one of the other Special K breakfast products. I have been drinking these for breakfast a couple of mornings a week … I have tried all of the flavours. My overall opinion: they taste really good, kind of like a milkshake. They are reeeeally sweet, which is great for me because I have such a sweet tooth, but it might not be everybody’s cup of tea. I like the vanilla and chocolate best, but I’m not a big fan of the strawberry. They’re not that filling and probably not worth the points on Weight Watchers. You’d be just as well having a glass of chocolate milk I think. But I do like them, and they are great for when you need breakfast in a hurry (when I’m running late). Also on the plus side, they have 12 grams of protein, 35% of your calcium RDA, 30% vitamin B6, plus a bunch of other essential vitamins and minerals. On the downside, 19 grams of sugar (that’s a lot, about the same as an Almond Joy chocolate bar, but only about half the amount of sugar that’s in a can of Coke).
I like to have a variety of choices for my breakfasts (as well as other meals) so I will continue to drink these a couple of mornings a week when I’m short on time. As long as it’s the only thing I’m having for breakfast, the damage is negligible.