Dean Manigault perpetually whines to Dean Pollak that she wants to lose weight, wah-wah. She also always wants her lunch at eleven o'clock. This is because she never eats breakfast. Dean Pollak is astounded that Dean Manigault doesn't know the first credo about losing weight. Breakfast is the essential key element of all thin people. Here's what Dean Pollak knows to be a medical fact: if you wake up and you are not hungry you ate too much the night before.
You should be so hungry upon waking up that you must eat breakfast. Not eating breakfast is out of the question. If Dean Pollak gets Dean Manigault to change one single thing about her life, it will be that she eats breakfast. She is not talking about eggs, bacon, grits, sausage and biscuits. Neither is she talking about pancakes or French toast, although as once a week treats those are all fantastic, especially if they get you to eat breakfast. Dean Pollak eats boring Fiber One and a banana four mornings a week, but Dean Pollak can also wear the same jeans as she did in high school.
1 cup strawberries or other berries, frozen
1 cup ice cubes
1 cup water
1/2 cup raw almonds, cashews, or walnuts (preferably soaked for several hours in water)
1/2 medium avocado
1 tablespoon chia seeds, soaked at least 30 minutes and/or overnight
2 to 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 to 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 to 3 drops Wild Orange essential oil, preferably doTerra or other ingestible brand (Optional)
1. Puree all the ingredients together in a sturdy blender.
*The measurements are not exact because some people like a thick yogurt-like consistency that requires a spoon, while others prefer a liquid that's sippable right out of a glass.
The choice is yours. We can already see your inner glow.