Author: Westchester’s B3H+® Nutritionist Team for Weight Loss During Menopause
Put down that orange juice, toast n’ jam and that bowl of cereal!! At B3H+®, we know that there is no breakfast choice that will send you on a blood sugar roller coaster quicker than the typical American continental breakfast. Even switching to fresh squeezed juice, gluten-free toast, and multigrain cereal will create surges of insulin and disrupt hormones for the remainder of the day.
Sugar on-top of sugar, on-top of sugar, pumps out insulin, insulin, and more insulin, and this equates to fat-igue, hunger and cravings! Regardless of this hormonal disaster, many people still cling to their cereal and toast by justifying that they are high-fiber or whole-grain and convenient. Fine, we get that, but the highest fiber cereals still contains significantly more sugar than our breakfast smoothies, and zero protein. A healthy breakfast (or any meal at that) should contain a quality protein because it’s effective at stabilizing blood sugar, increasing satiety and keeping you feeling full longer.
But a solid, weight-loss friendly breakfast should consist of more than just a clean, lean protein.
It should always include 4 essential components to help balance blood sugars, regulate hunger, and other hormones. They include:
- Clean, Lean Protein
- Green Vegetables or Green Powder for Antioxidants and Micronutrients
- Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids
This blood sugar balancing breakfast formula will assure that you limit hunger, cravings and dips in energy throughout the day. No more 2:30pm crashes!
Here is a protein packed, satisfying, breakfast smoothie option, which will set a fat-loss tone for the whole day and can be thrown together in less than 5 minutes.
Plus, it contains all 4 essentials components:
Raw, mixed nuts with 1 scoop B3H+® protein powder (~23-25 grams of protein). We love this combo because it adds both fiber and protein, which slows the absorption of the carbs and allows for a lingering feeling of fullness. Plus, kale for antioxidants and micronutrients, and chia and flax seeds for omega-3 essential fatty acids.
Here is this yummy recipe for you to try!
1 Packet B3H+® Lean Body Protein Powder
1 cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon chia seeds, organic
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 tsp milled flax seeds, organic
2 cups raw kale, organic
1 tablespoon raw nuts, chopped, unsalted (almonds, walnuts, cashews, brazil, pecans, macadamias)
1/2 small banana, best frozen
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon sea salt
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
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