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No time for breakfast?

March 09, 2012 - Posted by Sarah

I know in the mornings I have a million things to do before work and usually forget about breakfast because of the time crunch. My goal last week was to find fast and easy breakfast options. I learned that you should try and incorporate whole grains, low-fat protein, low-fat dairy, and/or fruits and vegetables. This will allow you to feel full, packed with vitamins and minerals, and also gives you a burst of energy!

This may sound like a lot of food but what about blending the ingredients together in a delicious smoothie. This has become my new favorite option for breakfast especially for those hectic mornings. Start by finding your favorite fruits and vegetables, yogurt, and juice basically anything you currently have in the household. The tastes will vary by ingredients (you don’t need a recipe) just see what types of flavors you can create. By completing the preparation the night before you can save 10 minutes in the morning: Take a cup of berries (fresh/frozen) and place in a cup, cut up vegetables, add yogurt, and a splash of 100% fruit juice.In the morning, once you’re ready to leave for work blend your concoction for 30 seconds and out the door.If you like to follow recipes check out these from eatingwell.com


I tried the Thermos-Ready Smoothie for breakfast.Yum! 

Ingredients:
eatingwell.com
1 cup frozen mixed berries
1/2 banana
1/2 cup apple juice
1/4 cup silken tofu
 

Preparation:
Combine berries, banana, apple juice and
tofu in a blender; blend until smooth.
 

Per serving:

288 calories; 3 g fat (0 g sat , 0 g mono);
0 mg cholesterol; 62 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 6 g protein; 7 g fiber; 33 mg sodium;
539 mg potassium.
 

Nutrition Bonus
:
Protein, fiber, potassium, calcium, vitamin C, antioxidants.

Don’t be intimidating by the color and be creative! Try tofu, spinach, broccoli or peanut butter… What’s your favorite combination? Check out this article from Mayo Clinic for more information on quick breakfast options.


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