Power Packed Breakfast
Do you spend your morning rushing out the door to make it to work on time? Are you lucky if you have a few bites of a sugar packed breakfast bar in the morning? A frequent comment I hear is "I don't have time to eat breakfast."
In our fast paced cultural, it seems like we all struggle to find time to do some of life's necessities - like eat breakfast. I recently read an article on vox.com title "We need to call American breakfast what it often is: dessert." And that could not be more accurate. The breakfast aisle seems to be overflowing with sugar laden sweets, while nutrient-packed items are left in the dust. It seems more convenient to grab a chocolate chip muffin or sugar packed yogurt, especially on those days you hit snooze a time or two too much. And the evidence confirms that in the typical American diet, sugar is really making its name known – with the average American consuming 23 teaspoons of sugar/day, which is double the daily recommend intake.
Okay I get it – you know added sugar is bad, you want to limit it, but you also are trying to somehow fit breakfast into your already packed schedule. Brings quite a dilemma, right? But let me tell you about a quick and easy breakfast that is packed with protein, healthy carbohydrates and fats and many vitamins and minerals. Introducing: smoothies! And I'm going to share not one, not two - but three of my go to recipes.
01. Berry Fresh
02. Island Time
03. Go Bananas
Want to make one of these into a smoothie bowl?! Here's what I do --
Add 1/3 cup Purely Elizabeth granola to a bowl (my pairing recommendations below)
Pour smoothie mixture into bowl
Top items such as cacao nibs, peanut/almond butter, chopped nuts, chia seeds or unsweetened coconut