Sergei Prokofiev was a Russian and Soviet composer, pianist and conductor. As the creator of acknowledged masterpieces across numerous musical genres, he is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century. He died in March 1953, mere months before I entered the world.
I am not very familiar with Prokofiev’s music but my son, an accomplished pianist is, and I’m sure it is lovely.
There are two things that I use for a mid morning boost. One is the 11AM coffee. It tides me over until lunch and I have to say I quite like the taste. The other is a protein shake. For this I usually put some coconut milk in the blender, followed by protein powder, a few pieces of fruit, my supplements and a handful of spinach.
I’m getting to Prokofiev, don’t worry.
My shake usually tastes pretty good, but with all the blending it gets filled with air and fills me up too fast. Then I’m not hungry for a while. And I don’t have room for a nice hot coffee, which I like.
Really, all I want is a morning boost to tide me over until lunch. So why all the other stuff in the shake? I guess it all helps me to think I’m doing something good for my body and its healthy, right?
So this morning I was going to have the mid morning coffee when I realize that I was hungry as well. What to do? Should I have a coffee or a shake? I have to admit that I also was in the mood for something a little sweet.
I had the brilliant (but maybe not too original) idea to put my black coffee in the blender with a scoop of protein powder, just to see whether or not it would be palatable.
It was absolutely delicious! It frothed up just fine, was not too filling and didn’t require cream because of the protein powder. It also fulfilled the requirement of having some caffeine and a little sweet.
With apologies to all the musicians, I call it the Prokofiev…pro(tein)–coffee-of.