Boost Energy, Shed Pounds, and Sharpen Your Focus with this Ultimate Smoothie Recipe

Updated: May 14

Whether you choose to eat breakfast as soon as you wake up or you prefer to intermittent fast (thus pushing breakfast later in the day) one thing is clear: what you eat when you “break fast” for the day matters.

Evidence suggests that if you make healthy food choices earlier in the day, that you’re more likely to continue eating healthfully as the day progresses. As they say: start well, finish will. Having a good breakfast will also help you manage food cravings and give you the energy you need to tackle your day.

But we all know how difficult it can be to make and eat a healthy breakfast during the hectic morning rush of getting ready for school or work, packing lunch boxes, and trying to get out the door on time. Who really has time to eat a balanced breakfast?

Enter The Ultimate Smoothie.

Smoothies sometimes get a bad rap because most commercial smoothies are sugar-laden calorie bombs that may actually be worse for you than having a doughnut. As an example, Dairy Queen’s Triple Berry Smoothie has 470 calories and a staggering 102 grams of sugar.

Just for reference, the AHA recommends that women get no more than 24 grams of added sugar a day and that men get no more than 36 grams. So in one supposedly healthy drink, you could be getting about 3-4 days worth of sugar!