It’s 10 am, and your stomach is growling.  You woke up and got a fast start to your day by skipping breakfast. After all, no one can look at you and determine that you had not eaten breakfast.  On the other hand, if you had not ironed your clothes, you would feel very uncomfortable in public!

Now you can barely concentrate on the important conversation you are having.  All you can think about is food!

What you thought was a shortcut to get you to your first meeting or to work on time has actually caused your entire day to go wrong.  You see, your body needs fuel, and it needs protein.

Protein is what your body uses every day to build your muscles and hair, just to name a couple things.  Because your body does not store it, it’s important to intake protein every day.

Protein also helps you feel full; therefore, it’s excellent for weight management because you may not eat as much when you have the protein that you need in your body.

Protein can be found in salmon, nuts, beans, and meat.  Now you are probably wondering, “What?! I need to wake up half an hour early to cook breakfast for myself?”

Relax!  The great news is that you can drink a protein shake in the morning for a very quick and filling breakfast.  It’s faster, healthier, and more economical than stopping at a gas station or going through the drive through.

Here are a few tips about protein shakes.

You want a protein shakes with less than 5 grams of sugar per serving. 

Sugar can make almost anything “taste good,” but its effects on your health are very undesirable to say the least.  Go here to read “How Sugar Affects You Today.”

Plus, you can get natural (unprocessed) sugar by adding fruit to your protein shakes.  Please note that it’s important to use fruit with low sugar content (see recipes below).

Unless you are a body builder, you do not need a protein shake with many carbs in it.

Our American diet already has plenty of carbs, and any unused carbs are converted into sugar.

You want a protein shake with plenty of vitamins and minerals.

Your mind and body both need nutrition to function properly, and a protein shake is an easy way to get these vitamins and minerals.  One shake should provide you with half of recommended daily intake of the nutrients you need.

Here are a couple of recipes to get you started:

Lean and Green Power Shake
166 Calories Per Serving
A great way to sneak in an extra serving of leafy greens, this shake is surprisingly delicious and nutritious.
Combine the following:
  • 1 scoop of Forever Lite Ultra ® Vanilla
  • 2 oz. unsweetened coconut milk
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • 5 whole frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup fresh spinach leaves
  • 4-6 small ice cubes (optional – I leave them out)
Blend on high for 20-30 seconds and serve immediately.

Chocolate and Raspberry Shake

204 Calories Per Serving
A decadent blend of rich chocolate and sweet raspberries will help satisfy those dessert cravings.
Combine the following:
  • 1 scoop of Forever Lite Ultra ® Vanilla
  • 8 oz. unsweetened coconut milk (You can also use water.)
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 4-6 small ice cubes (optional – I leave them out)
Blend on high for 20-30 seconds and serve immediately.
I’ve also sneaked broccoli and celery into my protein shakes for extra nutrition!

What is your biggest challenge with eating breakfast in the morning?

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