My kids come home ravenous from school, and this smoothie keeps them content until dinnertime!
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
10 fresh strawberries, stems removed
2 cups vanilla yogurt
1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix all ingredients in a blender and serve!
I'm always telling clients the importance of getting protein in their diet, preferably at each meal and snack. Here's some really interesting and valuable information! I know what I'm making for dinner tonight!
Which of the following source of protein is the least expensive (per gram)?
A. Egg Whites B. Cottage Cheese C. Canned Tuna in Water D. Nonfat Milk E. Chicken Breast
Check out the table below (from Oxygen Magazine, January 2014 p. 32). * Prices vary by region, quantity purchased and perceived quality. These numbers were calculated by Reasonable Good Deals and based on price per serving.)
Here's a quiz: What is the worst breakfast you can eat? (I'll put the answer on the next post).
A high-protein breakfast results in less snacking. Why? Protein-rich meals prevent the secretion of the hunger-hormone ghrelin. Protein-rich meals also stimulate the release of the satiety hormone peptide YY. So, to put it simply, you'll stay fuller longer.
My standard go-to is a protein shake made with milk and a banana. And I can scramble 3 eggs as fast as my kid can pour a bowl of Frosted Flakes, so "I don't have time to cook breakfast" isn't really valid unless you cook fancy things, unlike me. So there's the "why" behind eating a high-protein breakfast. How one defines "high protein" is another topic, but a protein shake has more protein than a bowl of Frosted Flakes...totally in a rush, grab a protein bar (I keep a bowl of them on the kitchen counter...).
Becky Vanderwoude is an ACE-certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach in Chapel Hill, NC.