I loved all of your thoughts and comments on yesterday’s post. Thank you again for being so awesome. I really do have the best readers!
I don’t know about you, but I need breakfast. Not only do I need it, but it’s not a meal I like to skimp on. (You shouldn’t either! ) Breakfast is the meal that helps me get my energy going for the day. I like most of my meals to be healthy, but breakfast is especially important for me to fit in a good amount of complex carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats, and produce all in one. The carbs give me energy, the protein and healthy fats help me feel satiated, and the produce gives me extra nutrients.
Some of you may be wondering how in the world it’s possible to fit ALL of those things into one breakfast. It’s actually not as difficult as you’d think! Some of my favorites are oatmeal with fruit topped with nut butter, pancakes with fruit topped with nut butter, toast topped with peanut butter and sliced banana, and lastly, smoothies!
Smoothies are one of my favorite breakfasts during the summer time since it’s so warm outside. I make my breakfast smoothies a little different than other smoothies. I add oatmeal for my complex carbohydrate, protein powder and milk for my protein, nut butter for my healthy fats, and fruit and/or spinach for my produce. Below is my favorite breakfast smoothie combo.
The Breakfast Smoothie
Makes 1 large serving
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 ripe banana
- 4-5 large strawberries
- Handful of blueberries
- Handful of spinach
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 3/4 cup milk
Add everything to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!
- What are some of your favorite healthy breakfasts?
- Do you make smoothies a lot during the summer?