Breakfast smoothie that keeps you full and supports your gut health
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Sometimes smoothies can be a breakfast option for hectic mornings when you have little time to prepare something more elaborate. Some smoothie options, in addition to being satiating, can also benefit your gut health.
We will share a recipe that you can make as versatile as you want, it is rich in nutrients, fiber and loaded with antioxidants.
To make it a satiating and balanced drink, nutritionists suggest that breakfast shakes include ingredients that provide protein, fiber and good fats.
If you don’t add complex carbohydrates, you’ll be hungry in no time. explains nutritionist Jen Laurence to Well+Good.
You have a variety of options among the ingredients to use in your smoothies. Fruits, vegetables and cereals such as oatmeal are sources of fiber; seeds such as chia, as well as walnuts and peanuts, in addition to providing fiber, also provide protein and good fats; and another way to add protein to your shake can be through soy milk or yogurt.
Fiber consumption can relieve constipation and normalize bowel movements; help lower glucose levels and also lower blood cholesterol.
Protein is an essential macronutrient that your body needs, also provide greater appetite control, increase your metabolic rate and help reduce cravings for unhealthy carbohydrates.
Your body also needs fat, but good fat helps you absorb vitamins, contributes to satiety, among other benefits.
We share with you the recipe for a breakfast smoothie from Dr. Vincent Pedre Wellness, expert in intestinal health and member of mbg (mind body green) Collective.
-1 serving of protein powder (optional)
-1 cup of blueberries
-1 cup of vegetables. You can opt for spinach, kale or other
-1 tablespoon of hemp seeds
-½ cup of nuts of your choice
-1 tablespoon of moringa powder
-1 cup of milk, can be of animal or vegetable origin.
Preparation: Blend all ingredients until smooth.
According to Medical News Today, moringa extracts may help treat some stomach disorders, such as constipation, gastritis, and ulcerative colitis. Moringa’s antibiotic and antibacterial properties can help inhibit the growth of various pathogens, and its high B vitamin content helps with digestion.
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