Breakfast On The Go

Breakfast On The Go
Breakfast On The Go

Breakfast On The Go: Power Packed Smoothies To Start Your Day

If you are taking steps to ensure that you are eating healthy to support intense workout sessions and are fully committed to seeing success, breakfast is a must. Preparing your body for the day ahead will not only ensure sufficient energy, but also ensure that you are keeping your hunger and blood sugar in check.

If you don’t eat this morning meal, chances are good you will not only overeat later on in the day, but be led to make poor food choices that do not support a healthy diet plan.

If you are one of those people who cannot stomach the thought of food first thing in the morning however, then you should opt for one of the following power packed protein smoothies to start your day instead. Sometimes a smoothie is just the thing you need to get in the morning nutrition and keep yourself committed to eating healthy.

Each will give you the boost you need with a well-balanced nutritional profile. Each of these smoothies will serve up one individual, so double the recipe if preparing for more than one person.

Banana-Strawberry Sunrise

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 scoop berry flavored protein powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. flaxseeds
  • 1-2 ice cubes

Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse blend until desired consistency is reached.

PB-Banana Boost

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla flavored protein
  • 1-2 ice cubes

Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse blend until desired consistency is reached.

Coconut-Lime Creamy Smoothie

  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened dried coconut flakes
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp. coconut milk
  • juice of lime (to taste)
  • ½ cup low fat Greek yogurt
  • ½ frozen banana

Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse blend until desired consistency is reached.

Blueberry Antioxidant Boost

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup kale leaves
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1-2 ice cubes
  • 1 tbsp. unsweetened coconut flakes

Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse blend until desired consistency is reached.
So there you have some great recipes to get your day going. Remember that if you do have a higher carbohydrate intake requirement, you can also add a quarter cup or so of dry oats to any of these smoothies as well. You’ll hardly notice the oatmeal in there but it will provide you with the dietary fiber and complex carbohydrates that will help fuel your more active lifestyle and meet your needs.

Also remember that you can use fresh fruit in replacement for frozen as well, however this will change the consistency of the smoothie a bit, so you may need to add a few more ice cubes to the blender if you want to keep the frothy consistency in check.