We’ve heard it over and over again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and skipping out on breakfast will reduce your metabolism with time. But not everyone is ready to have a meal first thing in the morning. People put off breakfast to stay a few extra minutes in bed all the time and if they do feel the urge to eat, they’ll buy a donut or bagel on the way to work – both are unhealthy options.
If you’re looking to lose weight, you shouldn’t be missing out on breakfast. Not only will you gradually slow down your metabolism; you won’t have the energy to get you through the morning.
Smoothies make an excellent replacement for breakfast meals in the morning. They are quick and easy to prepare and they’ll set you up for the day. The right combination of vegetables and fruits will provide you with energy and help with weight-loss.
Take a look at this list of breakfast smoothies that will help you shed the pounds with time while keeping you energized for the morning.
1) Peaches and Cream Oatmeal Smoothie
Oatmeal is one of the healthiest meals you can have for breakfast. It’s loaded with nutrition and energy which your body craves in the morning. It’s known to lower cholesterol levels and because it’s so fibrous it speeds up metabolism.
Put a cup of frozen peach slices into a blender, along with a cup of Greek yogurt (preferably unsweetened), ¼ cup of oatmeal, 1 cup of almond milk to lighten the texture and ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract for added flavor.
2) Berry and Banana Delight
Berries are pumped with anti-oxidants and vitamin C, so are bananas and apples. Together they create a delicious and super nutritious breakfast smoothie that boosts metabolism and helps with weight-loss.
If you want to enhance the weight-loss and nutrition factor further, add some green veggies like spinach –the berries will conceal the bitterness of the spinach, you won’t taste it at all.
Put a banana, ½ a cup of all types of berries, 1 cup of sliced apple and 1 cup of almond milk in a blender. Mix it all together until you get the consistency you’re looking for.
3) Chocolate Banana Smoothie
Chocolate lovers will enjoy this one. It’s filled with protein that gives you a kick of energy in the morning and it’s scrumptious at the same time. To make the smoothie extra cold and thick, chop up the banana into little chunks and freeze it.
Put the frozen banana chunks, 10 almonds, 1 cup of almond milk and 1 cup of Greek yogurt into a blender. Where’s the chocolate? Well, you don’t really put in chocolate in the smoothie, you put a tablespoon of cocoa powder. To enhance the flavor, even more, you can add a teaspoon of coconut flakes, strawberries, mint and even a spoonful of peanut butter.
Remember, weight-loss doesn’t come easy. It requires a strict commitment to diet and exercise from your side. People assume that by not eating, they are putting on fewer calories without thinking how their metabolism is being affected.
Metabolism slows down significantly when your body is in a state of starvation. As a result, you don’t lose calories.
Smoothies make an excellent replacement for breakfast. When packed with the correct combination of ingredients, you’ll get a boost of energy and it will also reduce your metabolism.
Don’t skip out on your workout regime – successful weight-loss cannot happen without exercise and proper diet.
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