As much as I love eating all kinds of Christmas food during the holidays, I can’t help but feel icky after having eating it all, especially the fried Colombian treats. To say that the scale goes up a few numbers after celebrating all month is a understatement and of course the promise of eating healthy in the New Year is a must! I’m a firm believer in drinking 8 glasses of water a day (I love water so that’s an easy one), getting at least 7 hours of sleep (sleeping is one of my guilty pleasures, so I do it everyday) and eating a good nutritious breakfast. Now, I do have a very busy schedule and can’t afford to get up early to make a full breakfast the way my mom used to make when I was a kid, besides, I wasn’t kidding when I said I love to sleep so getting up super early is not happening.
Making breakfast smoothies is a great way to get into the habit of eating a nutritious breakfast to start the day, plus it only takes a few minutes to make them. All you need is some of your favorite fruit, fat free milk, soymilk or almond milk, and as suggested by my husband, a good scoop of protein powder which is essential for your skin, bones and muscles. I also like to add some carbohydrates such as ground oatmeal because I find that it keeps me full longer.
STRAWBERRY & BANANA SMOOTHIE
Approx. 2 servings (550 ml each)
12 medium frozen strawberries, about 1 cup (200 g)
1 medium banana, chopped
1 cup (240 ml) fat free milk, soy milk or almond milk
2 tbsp ground oatmeal (optional)
2 tbsp vanilla flavored protein powder (you can substitute with peanut butter)
1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for about 30 seconds or until smooth. Serve and enjoy!
Like me on Facebook.
Want to stay up to date on future recipes? Subscribe to this blog as well!