Today’s Challenge: Eat a protein rich breakfast every day.
Start your day with a protein rich meal. Examples: a protein smoothie, eggs, a Greek yogurt, an apple with a tablespoon of nut butter, or a protein breakfast bar.
When you eat protein in the morning you give your body a chance to rev up your overnight metabolism so you can begin burning calories early in the day. Protein stays in your stomach longer so you feel full longer. Protein doesn’t spike your blood sugar leaving you feeling hungry in 20 minutes like a sugary meal would. With a satisfied tummy, you will not feel drawn to the stale donuts or cookies that magically appear in the break room during the holiday season. Just say no to any sugary food that isn’t special and isn’t worth the calories. Grandma’s Famous Christmas cookie yes, store bought stale donut NO!
Here’s an Almond Joy Protein Smoothie recipe to try.
2 scoops Chocolate Protein Powder, I use DESIGNER WHEY 100% Premium Whey Protein Powder, Double Chocolate, 32 Ounce Container
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 cup of ice
Blend until smooth. Optional: Top with chocolate shavings or unsweetened coconut.