I never have time for breakfast. Typical.
I’m usually pouring coffee frantically into a tumbler and tossing a little plastic container of yogurt into my bag while I brush my teeth. On my luckier days, I can give myself indigestion scarfing down a piece of toast while running down stairs in my building.
Today in my moment of zen (what do you do when you have five extra minutes in the morning?), I noticed two huge tomatoes in my fridge. When I say huge, I mean one is the size of my two fists put together.
So. Tomatoes and breakfast. First of all, it has to be something I can eat in the car without crumbing everywhere. Second of all, no cooking involved means cutting down on time that you would spend toasting bread, heating oil, cracking eggs, etc. Third, HEALTHY HEALTHY HEALTHY! I allow myself an everything onion bagel covered in full fat cream cheese once a week, but I’m trying to start the day off right with some vegetables, some good protein. Maybe one day I’ll actually eat my organic oat cereal with milk and not by the fistful out of a plastic bag.
But back to today’s breakfast. Tomato Smoothie! I decided to experiment so I know breakfast is good before I try it out tomorrow morning.
Delicious and healthy and has a ton of good for you antioxidants. If you’re a lady, tomatoes are great for your bones and will help you fend off osteoporosis. If you’re a dude, especially important to incorporate more tomatoes into your diet because it helps lower bad cholesterol and will boost heart health. Just in general, tomatoes are a super food that help fight cancer!! So. Go eat some damn tomatoes. (It’s proven that cooked tomatoes are even better for you as long as you don’t load up the marinara with processed sugars and preservatives, so if you don’t like raw tomatoes, go eat some tomato sauce or tomato basil soup or bruschetta.)
1 large serving (or 2 if you don’t want 16 oz of tomato smoothie)
2 large tomatoes (3-4 regular sized tomatoes)
1/2 cup ice
1 container vanilla yogurt
I like to throw in a splash of blackberry vinegar or some other sweet and tart berry juice
Just throw everything into a blender and LIQUEFY.