Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so therefore it is critical to start the day with a healthy and nourishing meal that can provide you with enough energy and nutrition for you to get through the day, or at least until lunchtime.
Some of the popular morning meal choices
In a lot of households very little consideration is given to the first meal of the day because of the time constrictions from waking up getting ready and rushing to work. Therefore, cereals, toast a cup of coffee are typical choices. If you oversleep you will maybe have nothing at all for the most important meal of the day. Most cereals are loaded with processed sugar. Although cereals may be tasty they are mostly unhealthy and will most certainly provide an energy crash from its negative effect on your blood sugar levels. Coffee contains the stimulant caffeine and will give you an energy boost in the morning but it has no beneficial nutrients that make it a suitable replacement.
Another option to consider
As mentioned before in most households the morning time is very rushed to leave the house and get to work or where you need to go. Preparing and eating a healthily can be time-consuming and can mean you arrive to work 30 minutes instead of the usual 10 minutes late, or does it?
If you give some thought and consideration you can have an easy and quick to prepare breakfast which will be far more nutritious than the typical foods mentioned earlier. This will be a thick, smooth combination of raw fruits and vegetables mixed together in a blender to make a delicious smoothie. They can be indeed used as an ideal meal replacement for breakfast because of their high nutrition content.
Now that you have seen that the popular choices can lack healthy nutrition; consider drinking something more nourishing and rejuvenating.
The benefits of this replacement for breakfast
There are many benefits when you choose this alternative.
They are fast and easy to make. Therefore, they are perfectly suitable for busy people that find it hard to due to time constraints. You prepare the ingredients, put them in the blender, pour to serve and enjoy. They are also easy to clean up after pouring as you only have to rinse out after you pour.
These blended drinks are very healthy. The raw vegetables and fruits used are full of nutrition and energy. This is perfect for the morning time when you might be feeling tired or haven’t woken up properly as they are a great wake up tonic, which will give you the right nutrients and energy to keep you going throughout the day.
The best ingredients to include
When you know the correct combination of foods to include you can make your own breakfast smoothie. Popular ingredients include are honey and fruits such as bananas oranges and berries. Vegetables such as kale, carrot and cucumber are also popular choices. Other healthy additions which will provide flavor and extra nutrition include coconut water, Almond milk, flaxseed, chia seed and spices such as cinnamon, ginger and turmeric.
The recommended choice for you to drink
The recommended best smoothie to replace breakfast is the ‘Orange and banana sunrise’.
Bananas and oranges are whole fruits that contain vitamins and fiber which make them great choices. The fiber provides digestive health benefits and will keep you full until lunchtime.
This is very easy to prepare. It can be described as fresh, nutritious, delicious and satisfying.
The ingredients list
- 1 Orange
- 1 Banana
- Half a glass of natural milk
- 1 tablespoon of honey (optional if you would like it sweeter)
Directions to help you prepare it quick and easily
Put the ingredients in the blender, blend together, pour and enjoy. This smoothie should take less than 5 minutes to prepare.