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Do you eat breakfast?

Posted on by on July 20th, 2011 | 10 Comments »

It is estimated that 25% of Americans start the day without breakfast. The top two reasons (reported) for skipping breakfast are 1) lack of time and 2) fear of weight gain.

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Does this sound familiar? Maybe you heard it a time or two running out the door, late, to catch the school bus?

A healthy breakfast may actually help you lose excess weight and/or maintain your weight loss. Eating breakfast has been shown to reduce hunger later in the day, helping to avoid those late afternoon cravings. When you skip breakfast, you may feel ravenous later as your blood sugar drops and then be tempted to reach for that quick fix. No! Not the vending machine!  It is cruel what our breakfast-deprived being can convince us to do.

In addition, prolonged fasting — which occurs when you skip breakfast — can increase your body’s insulin response, which in turn increases fat storage actually resulting in weight gain. Not weight loss. In fact, skipping breakfast actually increases your risk of obesity. Interestingly, when you skip breakfast, you’re more likely to skip fruits and vegetables for the rest of the day too. Not the greens, you must eat the greens!

A nutrient dense, high protein breakfast ensures you are on track to make healthy food choices all day. It also helps to prevent a mid morning blood sugar plunge. People who eat breakfast regularly, tend to eat a healthier diet throughout the day; a diet higher in nutrients and lower in fat. Eating breakfast begets energy, increasing your physical activity during the day.

So, does a nutrient dense, high protein, on-the-go breakfast exist? You bet, The Smoothie takes first prize. You will be amazed at how fast you can whip one of these up, in just minutes. And it is chalked full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein. Pour it into a travel cup and run off, late, to catch your bus.

Do you eat breakfast?

Yield: 64oz

Do you eat breakfast?

Ingredients

  • 4 cups frozen berries
  • 2 carrot sticks, medium
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tbsp flax seed meal
  • 2 cups milk (oat, hemp)
  • 2 cups kale (or other greens)
  • 1 can adzuki beans, (15 oz.) rinsed, drained
  • 1 banana
  • 1 apple

Instructions

  1. Load all ingredients into blender (liquids first, then semi-solids and solids).
  2. Add any other supplements (green powder, maca, etc).
  3. Add water to desired consistency.
  4. Blend on high until smooth.

Notes

Original recipe by EatWHOLE BeVITAL

http://eatwholebevital.com/do-you-eat-breakfast/

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10 Comments

  1. Posted on: 7-20-2011

    Thanks for sharing Jayda! We were making ours very similar, but I like your addition of avocado! I love avocado, and I bet it gives it a nice smooth texture :)

  2. JaydaSiggers
    Posted on: 7-22-2011

    Yes, Jen, the avocado makes it creamy. It also adds a healthy fat source and fills you up.

  3. Posted on: 6-21-2012

    Interesting addition with the adzuki beans :D I’ve only had them in soup and desserts. I bet it’s awesome! Thanks for sharing :D

    Cheers! (with smoothies in hand ;) )

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