Updated: Aug 10
Breakfast on the go with a nutritious and tasty smoothie may sound good, but is it fine to replace your most important meal of the day with one?
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and a well-balanced diet should include breakfast. Milk and whole grains are often consumed at breakfast and allow you to get a jump start on metabolism levels in order to get ready for the day. Foods consumed in the morning are typical of having high carb and glucose levels, allowing you to have sufficient energy to tackle what's to come.
"Eating breakfast stabilizes glucose levels, allowing you to stay focused on your goals during the day."
A smoothie can be a good alternative if the right ingredients are used.
Often-times, we are in a hurry and just want to down something fast. A smoothie is a good solution to this problem as they are very quick and easy to make. Depending on what you put in the smoothie, you will most likely feel hydrated from liquid ingredients like milk or water.. The key to replacing breakfast with smoothies is to include healthy fats, proteins and fresh ingredients in order to meet your nutrient needs to start the day. I would suggest healthy fats like avocado, almond butter or coconut oil - they can also make your smoothie a creamy texture. When it comes to protein, hemp hearts, chia seeds, or protein-powders are good options.
High-calorie Smoothie recipe I recommend:
8 ounces milk
1 cup choice of frozen fruits (bananas, strawberries, mango)
1 cup raw oats
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 scoop protein powder
1/2 cup ice