December 3rd, Holiday Challenge

Today’s Challenge: Eat a protein rich breakfast every day.

Almond Joy protein smoothie
Almond Joy Protein Smoothie

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
10 almonds
Blend until smooth. Optional: Top with chocolate shavings or unsweetened coconut.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Now I can’t wait for breakfast! I only have the vanilla Whey Protein so will add a little unsweetened cocoa.

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    1. That’s perfect Julie. I always have vanilla protein around. It’s so easy to add fruit, nuts, flax, chia, greens or whatever.

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  2. apsara says:

    I like the idea of protein-rich breakfast everyday. These days, I add chia seeds to every oatmeal or smoothie.

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    1. Oh, chia in your oatmeal. 🙂 I thought you were putting oatmeal in your smoothies. But I still might try ground oats in a smoothie. Thanks, Apsara

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  3. I’ll have to try oatmeal. I do like chia seeds for their omega 3 boost. Good stuff.

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  4. Reblogged this on Kouzounas Kitchen and commented:
    Yummy protein smoothie to try out. 🙂

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  5. Healthy and delicious protein smoothie!

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