Is your breakfast routine working for you? What do you eat for breakfast? When do you eat? How much do you eat? Are you full and have energy for a few hours? The answer to all these questions is “it depends.” It depends on you, your body, your activity level, and your muscle mass. Listen to your body and do what works for YOU.
My breakfast routine was not working for me so I recently made a change. I like and ate old fashion oatmeal for breakfast. I would add berries, almonds and flax seed meal. It was delicious and I looked forward to it each morning. I had a problem however. The oatmeal did not stick with me long and I would get hungry. So I added more oatmeal to my bowl, and a little more until I was extremely full after eating all that oatmeal. But, I still got hungry within a couple of hours.
Recently, I changed my breakfast routine after researching how to make low sugar smoothies. I then read about adding spinach to my smoothie but I cringed at the thought of having spinach (even though I love it) mixed with my plain Greek yogurt and other ingredients. One morning I just added a few leaves and liked it! I could not taste a difference. So now, I add TONS of spinach. I love my new breakfast smoothie and it does keep me full for a longer period of time.
Here is how I make my smoothie:
- Ice and some water to help it blend
- Frozen or fresh peach
- Flax seed meal
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- Chocolate protein powder
- 1/3 cup raw old fashion oatmeal
- TONS of spinach
Depending on how much water I use, it ends up being about 14-16 ounces. I drink it as I get ready for my day and it fills me up after my morning workout sessions.
My smoothie works for me because it keeps me focused and full. It is stocked with protein, iron and fresh ingredients, which is great for women’s health. Refer to my blog for more information about Women’s Nutrition.