Want to build the habit of a healthy morning routine? Healthy breakfast smoothies are an easy and delicious way to get in nutrients early in the day. The problem many people run into when creating their smoothies is just throwing a bunch of fruit into a blender. While fruit smoothies are full of healthy nutrients and antioxidants, the fructose that you drink alone will spike your blood sugar, leaving you vulnerable to a crash in just a few hours. Not only will your energy levels be unstable, but you may feel lethargic and lack focus afterwards. Adding protein to your breakfast smoothie is key to a healthy start to the day. “Protein is hands down the best blood sugar balancing and satiating nutrient one can eat," says Julie Burns, a SportFuel® integrative sports dietitian and the Chicago Blackhawks team nutritionist.
- Protein helps you feel full for a longer time. It takes longer for the body to digest than other macronutrients such as carbohydrates and creates a feeling of fullness that can keep you from eating more than you should - the key to creating a healthy habits.
- Protein has the nutrients needed to build muscle, which is one of the primary benefits. Increasing muscle turns up the heat on your body’s fat-burning engine and boosts your metabolism.
- 1 cup of milk or almond milk
- 2 scoops of Chocolate Energy + Protein
- 1 large handful of spinach or kale
- 1/2 tsp mint extract
- 1 cup milk or almond milk
- 2 scoops Vanilla Energy + Protein
- 1/2 cup of berries