Did you know when you eat a protein packed breakfast, it can give you the energy you need to start your day?
If you are starting off your morning with a high sugar, high carb breakfast, its time to make the shift to a better source of nutrients that won't leave you hungry within an hour.
If you are super busy or skip breakfast for whatever reason, try having a protein packed smoothie instead. They don't require much prep, are easy to have on the run, and you are able to feed your body with the right fuel without too much fuss.
Your smoothie should be filling with a clean protein source with healthy fats, high fiber, with the addition of slow-releasing carbohydrates. This type of smoothie will sustain your appetite while also stabilizing your blood sugar.
Most mornings, protein smoothies are my go to and for my clean protein source, I use collagen peptides for its many health benefits.
It has helped me retain youthful looking skin, improved gut health and relieved my joint pain I had previously, prior to consuming.
Here is one of my favorite recipes for a Blueberry Smoothie using collagen and almond butter, with the addition of other healthy ingredients. (You can find the recipe in the above gray link or go to my Recipes page.)
It's very filling, delicious and you won't believe how incredibly satisfying a smoothie can be when it's made the right way.
If you prefer a smoothie with other clean protein sources, try nut or seed butters with the addition of other superfood ingredients such as hempseeds, flaxseeds and chia seeds. The possibilities are endless.
So, the next time you are in a hurry in the morning or just need to fuel your body in a more nutritious way, just enjoy having a "good for you" breakfast with a protein packed smoothie!
Vanessa LaBranche/Chef Instructor-Culinary Educator