For a Healthy Start to your DayBreakfast is a hotly contested subject these days. Whether you eat as soon as your day starts or if you are a dedicated intermittent-faster and start eating for the day at 12pm, most people agree that your first meal should start your day off strong. "There does not have to be a specific breakfast time window," says Registered Dietitian Lauren Mitchell, "but rather start your day with a meal/snack that will support your goals and energy while balancing your blood sugar." "Creating a balance of meals with protein+healthy fat+fiber is a great way to support your health, body and mind. UCAN is a perfect tool to provide long-lasting, sustainable energy to help satisfy hunger, balance blood sugar and satiate a craving."
Breakfast RecipesOlympic Runner and filmmaker Alexi Pappas knows how important it is to fuel her busy days properly. Here is her go-to breakfast recipe: overnight oats with UCAN. It is super easy and simple to make ahead.
- Combine 1/2 - 1 cup of oats and 1 scoop of Plain UCAN Energy Powder in a container and pour in enough of your preferred milk to coat all the ingredients! Optionally, add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds and 1 tablespoon of hemp seeds for more healthy fats and protein. Pop the container into the refrigerator and then you're done!
- Add 8 ounces of your preferred milk, 2 scoops of Cookies & Cream UCAN Energy + Protein, 1/2 of a banana, 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon, 1/2 of a cup of unsweetened Greek yogurt, and a handful of ice into a blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy!
Mid-Morning Pick Me Up or 3 PM Slump
While your meals may be filling and well-balanced, you may feel some hunger pangs between them. That is totally normal! To combat blindly reaching for whatever you have in your home office desk or pantry, UCAN Energy Bars are an excellent choice. Taylor Ward, Olympic Trials Qualifier and Professor of Radiologic Science, says the bars “get me through the day and are easy, efficient energy on the go!” UCAN bars provide hunger relief that lasts - instead of a sugary snack or fast carb that leaves you hungry less than an hour later. Doctor of Chiropractic and sports medicine director at The Workout KC, Kamraan Husain says that when he includes UCAN in his daily nutrition plan, "the LIVSTEADY helps me focus throughout the day, without overdoing caffeine or other stimulants. With consistent use, my body has adapted. I feel less sluggish, more energized, and I operate my day-to-day with an overall better mood."
Snack RecipeIf you are the type of person to crave an afternoon cup of coffee to get you to the end of the day, avoid those sugary Frappuccinos and choose sustained energy instead! Here is a customizable UCAN recipe to make when you want both energy and the froth-factor.
- Add 6 oz of cold coffee, 4 oz of your preferred milk, and 2 scoops of Chocolate UCAN Energy + Protein into any blender and mix until creamy! Optional: add 1/2 of a banana and 1 tablespoon of peanut butter to make a meal replacement
DessertAh, dessert. Whether it’s your nighttime ritual or a dreaded perusal of your refrigerator for a pint of ice cream, many people demonize sweet treats at the end of the day. However, UCAN can provide a low-sugar snack after dinner that you don’t have to feel guilty about!
Dessert RecipeThe UCAN Cran-Raz sorbet is a perfect, refreshing treat at the end of a long day!
- Add 3 ounces of cold water into a blender, then add 1 scoop of Cran-Raz UCAN Energy and 1 cup of frozen berries. Squeeze the juice from 1 lemon wedge into the blender and then blend until smooth! Add more water if your desired consistency is thin, and add more ice if you want a thicker consistency.