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I am going for the most creative category win on this one. You want ways to get more whole grains? They're great in blended beverages.
This is a what-what?? food that I, as a physician, tell people to eat daily. After breakfast is a great time. Why on earth, you say? Simple. Nuts are super-foods, so is cacao, cinnamon has health benefits on it's own, and there's a sweetness to this that makes you feel good. All for fewer calories than one oreo cookie, nothing artificial, and micro-nutrients we are yet to discover. Studies show that people who eat a decadent snack after breakfast have better results with maintaining a healthy weight too. Go figure! 3 walnut halves equal one serving! You may find 1 is all you need (15 calories of yum). For a change, try it with almonds too.
This recipe is great if you're in a hurry. Layer everything into a solo cup and eat it on the way to work! This falls into my "carbalicious" category, but it does contain at least some fiber, fat and protein. On the glycemic load scale, it's still pretty good compared to a rice cake. I also consider it comfort food -- sweet, crunchy, medium fat, fruity AND you get to eat it with a spoon.
This is a wonderful make-ahead breakfast food.
Prepared with the ingredients stated, you get a total of 28.7 grams of carb, and 14.4 grams of fiber! And did I mention it's delicious? Prepare ahead and wrap in appropriate foil (toaster oven) or wax paper (microwave), based on how you want to reheat. Store these in a freezer bag. Get one out before you hit the shower, and when you get out, just pop it in the microwave or toaster oven. Quick, easy, and packed with 18.5 grams of protein. Add a dash of hot sauce to get those eyes wide open, and skip the caffeine.
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|iThrive What's For Breakfast? 7-21-2012
Breakfast is crucial in providing the energy and stamina we need to make it through our busy days. And did you know that eating a big healthy breakfast has been shown to actually help you maintain a healthy weight? Check out the grab-n-go, make-ahead, kid-tested and vegan options! Vivian Poetter, MD
|iThrive Smoothie Challenge 9-15-2012
Here are the recipes from iThrive's Smoothie Challenge. Try them all and let me know which one YOU like best!
|iThrive Green Smoothies
Dr. Poetter has a nutrabullet! These are her recent recipes.