Smoothies are great for breakfast or a snack. Next time you have a smoothie add some raw spinach or kale to your delicious recipe. It’s an easy way to make a sweet smoothie more like a “green” one. All the major juice bars are going green all across the country, so why not do it at home too! Just chop up a handful of baby spinach or curly kale (about one-half cup) and toss it in. It adds a quick serving of healthy veggies to your daily intake and lends mellowness to sweet smoothies. It also gives you an extra boost of energy with every sip. (more…)
People who start their day on empty are 75 percent more likely to be overweight than regular a.m. eaters. Follow our guide to rethink your morning meal, then start with our eight grab-and-go-favourites.
Despite what your barista says, a jug-sized latte, even with all that milk and sugar, isn’t a meal. “For most busy women, breakfast is based on convenience, which can backfire nutritionally,” says Bonnie Taub-Dix, R.D., author of Read It Before You Eat It. Your brain needs certain nutrients early on for all-day concentration and problem solving. (more…)