Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Breakfast of champions

No, I am not about to write a blog about pancakes, bacon and all that good stuff. Truth be told I actually don´t eat any of those things. I am talking about what $20 mxn pesos can buy you - roughly $2usd. Yes, I said $2usd.

Hubby and I have recently started going to the local fruteria (fresh fruit market). I couldn´t believe how little the cost was for such FRESH fruit and veggies. Honest to goodness, I will do a separate blog on this one day and show you.

One of my goals for myself has been to really work on building my immune system, and getting my alkaline levels to that of a ´´health...ier person´´. There are a number of different ways to do this, and I am starting to do things little by little. Having a plant-based diet is a great way to start. Now, now, don´t get  your panties in a knot. I am not saying that one must subject themselves to nothing but seaweed, and plant. I am saying that if you can include things such as fruits and veggies in your every day´re half way there!!

So, my breakfast of champions??
Homemade juice. I usually take a portion of a papaya, a whole mango, a banana, and some fresh orange juice from the market. I put all these wonderful ingredients in my blender with a little bit of H2O, and VOILA!! Breakfast of champions. The best way to do this is drinking it on an empty stomach. You can always eat a little someth´n someth´n later on.

So, for less than $2usd I can make a fresh and healthy breakfast juice for hubby, myself and enough for tomorrow.

Awww...just another reason for me to love Mexico ;)


Gringa-n-Mexico said...

Sounds wonderful! And silly, I'd never get my pantaloons in a wad over a person trying to follow a healthy lifestyle! Congrats to you and reap the Cheap fruity rewards!

And for real? I'm STILL not tired of eating avocados like EVERY other day here. They're so incredibly cheap compared to the U.S. and sooo wonderful in my tummy! :) Mangoes tooo :)

On Mexican Time said...

Gringa - I know right, why would someone get their panties in a knot? BUT they do!!!!!!! MMM...seriously, I looove avocados!!! So good for your skin too!!! BONUS!

Anonymous said...

I used to NEED cereal, but after I dieted a few months ago, I fill up on juice so easily!

My FI often makes banana shakes :) but with all the sugar and chocomilk he adds to it, I doubt it's the same hahahaha

On Mexican Time said...

Gringation - amiga, that's exactly what happened to me too!!! Plus, with all the stuff I put in it's almost like a smoothie!!! Hahaha, but yeah, I don't put any chocolate, sugar, etc... in mine!! A bit different, but both delicious!!! I'd rather a piece of cake if I were going to take in those calories!! Hahaha :)

KfromMichigan said...

I make smoothies during the summer with fresh fruit and usually add yogurt too. (instead of orange juice)

On Mexican Time said...

KfromMich - Thanks for the tip amiga!! I love yogurt so may just try it!!!! I am still searching for greek yogurt down here!!!

Leslie Limon said...

That's one of the things I'm going to miss while the kiddies are on vacation. During the school, I walk Hope to school at 7 and on the way back I stop at El Mercado and have them make me whatever combination of fresh fruit juices I want. :) Yummy! :)

Christina said...

You can make your own greek yogurt if you have access to regular yogurt.

Just set up a strainer with cheesecloth over a bowl or container. Line the strainer with cheesecloth. Dump the yogurt in and let it sit overnight in the fridge. Wake up, get rid of the liquid you caught in the bowl and enjoy thicker yogurt :)

Ashlie said...

Sounds yummy! We try to start everyday with fruit as well.

On Mexican Time said...

Leslie - I soooo get that! One of the things I miss about working was getting up every morning, and get my daily starbucks!!! So I realllly get it!! LOL!!! Enjoy your summer with your kiddos amiga :))

Christina - Thanks for the tip girl!!! I'll have to test it out. I was under the impression it was made entirely differently than regular yogurt, well, always learning something!!!

Ashlie - it is sooo delicious, and good for you guys. It really is so much easier to get the intake of a few fruits in this least for me!!!