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Breakfast Smoothie

This morning I breakfasted at home. This is somewhat unusual for me; mostly due to the fact I am unable to get up in a hurry and thus never have enough time to wash and dress myself properly, let alone prepare some food.

Having been pootling around the web I came across this recipe and thought I'd give something similar a go. This resulted in:

1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup All Bran (Fibre Plus, as they call it now)
2 table spoons of greek yogurt
150g of blueberries
1 dessert spoon of runny honey (estimated - I used a good squeeze)
100ml of milk (Rachel's semi skimmed, but whatever's in the fridge *grin*)

Blend the dry ingredients first to break down the larger bits. Whilst blending add the berries (or whatever other fruit you like, really. I would have included a banana but our local Sainsbury's would only sell a whole bunch and they'd only end up brown in the bottom of the fridge) then the dairy and the honey. Continue blending until smooth.

In hindsight I'd probably add more milk as it was a little quick for swift quaffing before legging it for the train. 3 hours on I'm still nicely full and not craving snacks, which was really the aim of the game. I shall have to experiment with flavours.

So, what do you guys break fast with, and when and where do you manage to fit it in? Any suggestions for alternative flavours for my breakfast smoothie? Make with the comments! :)
I cheat in that I don't have to be in work til 10 so having breakfast isn't a problem timewise even if I get up after eight. I also don't mind getting hungry before lunch and hence always have some fruit at with my mid-morning coffee. Or yogurt if I've gymed/swum that morning in which case I want the extra energy to get my brain through to lunchtime without melting.

I tried smoothies for breakfast a few times, but even with oats'n'stuff, there's some mental issue I have with drinking a meal. It just feels like I've skipped a meal :-/
I can't let myself get too hungry otherwise I end up eating waaaay too much at the next meal. I've decided it's really time to shift the belly so drastic measures may be required.