Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It's when we "break" the "fast" and fuel up our bodies for the day ahead, after eight hours of fasting. So often we skip breakfast, because we're late for work, or we just don't want to deal with the extra calories...or maybe you find eating first thing in the morning unappetizing. Unfortunately, I've never had that problem...I wake up starving!
However, I am occasionally confronted with the time crunch, and I'm always looking for ways to eat healthier. So, I've created the perfect smoothie. It's so yummy, you don't even realize how healthy it is. It's fruity and creamy, cool and refreshing, light but filling. It's packed with vitamins, antioxidants, protein, potassium, and lots of other "good for you" stuff..but not a ton of calories. And if that's not enough, it's incredibly easy to make, and you can drink it in a sippy cup on your way to work!
Planet Carol's Super Smoothie...
1 cup of frozen berries
(I like a mixture of blueberries and strawberries..my boyfriend likes blueberries and mangoes)
1/2 of a frozen banana
(easy..just cut a banana in half and put it in a ziplock bag in the freezer}
1/2 cup of orange juice
(the kind with extra D and calcium)
1/2 cup of plain yogurt
(1/2 cup of skim milk works fine if you don't like yogurt)
a pinch of cinnamon
No need for extra sweetener. Just put the ingredients in a blender and pulse a few times until smooth-ie! Now pour it in your sippy cup and get on the road, girl!