Everyone says “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. But did you ever wonder why? Well for starters, from the name, you are breaking your fast from the night before. It is thought that eating a balanced breakfast contributes to better memory and concentration, a reduction in your bad cholesterol (also known as LDL), and may help reduce your chances of getting conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Generally your blood sugars are low when you wake up, and by eating your first meal early, you increase those levels giving your muscles the ability to work all day, and remember your heart is a muscle. It beats around the clock to give you life!
What if I told you people who eat breakfast are thinner than people who don’t eat breakfast? According to a research study done by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the fact is that people who have a balanced and complete breakfast are thinner than people that don’t. This doesn’t mean you can eat a doughnut for breakfast… the key is balanced and complete.
We are obsessed with making eggs and generally pairing it with fruits, but lately I have been on a smoothie bowl kick. For starters they are so yummy, and you can get very creative them them, and above all THEY ARE EASY! I generally tend to sneak protein in them however I can with ingredients such as peanut butter, chia seeds, almonds and dry oats. The dry oats make a good thickening product but be careful, whenever I make smoothie bowls with oats it seems like I am full for hours.
Not only do they look pretty, they are also delicious. This is a quick and easy way to not skip the most important meal of the day. If you don’t want to blend the smoothie in the morning you can do it the night before, then add the toppings in the morning. I think having a smoothie in a bowl and eating it with a spoon keeps me fuller longer because it makes me feel like I actually ate something versus drinking a smoothie and being hungry 30 minutes later.