Research continues to support the importance of kicking off your day with a nutritious meal. Harvard School of Public Health’s researchers found that men who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27% higher risk of heart attack or death from coronary heart disease. In addition, breakfast skippers were generally hungrier later in the day and ate more food at night.
For many breakfast skippers, the reason is time. In the midst of the morning rush off to work or school, it’s a challenge adding one more thing to the to-do list. Smoothies are the perfect solution. I can drink a smoothie every day for breakfast because they’re so versatile and convenient. They’re not only a fast fix, but the combinations seem limitless. I look forward to trying out new and different fruits and veggies and am always surprised at how they can complement (or hide) each other. Without my daily smoothie, I don’t think I’d get the necessary nutrients I need on a consistent basis. One key ingredient you don’t want to miss out on is protein.
Adding one to two tablespoons of peanut butter to your smoothie provides that extra boost of protein, fiber, good fats and flavor. Make breakfast better with this full week’s worth of smoothie recipes: