In this article about upgrading your breakfast smoothie, we will discuss:
If you’ve followed me for a while then you will know that I start every morning with a Lean & Clean breakfast smoothie that is high in lean protein, healthy fats and detoxifying fibre. This not only keeps me feeling full and satisfied until lunch, but it also helps to keep my body in fat burning mode by optimizing my blood sugar levels.
Here are 5 ways to upgrade your morning breakfast smoothie to help your body burn fat, optimize your metabolism and lose weight.
I’m still amazed at the number of influencers promoting what are literally ‘fruit shakes’ for breakfast on social media! Adding protein to your smoothie is one of the best ways to ensure that you actually feel satiated and full until lunch, and it will help to balance your blood sugar and get your body into fat burning mode. I recommend including around 30g of high quality protein in your breakfast smoothies, and I love Equip Foods grass-fed beef protein powder (use code JENNIFERH). You can also add some unsweetened cottage cheese, greek yoghurt or hemp seeds for extra protein.
Our natural collagen production starts to decline from the age of 25, and clinical studies show that taking collagen daily (around 11g a day) can help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can also boost gut health, joint health and even help balance your blood sugar. I add collagen every day to my breakfast smoothie and it contributes to your protein intake too. I use Equip Foods Collagen (use code JENNIFERH for a discount).
Colostrum is the latest viral trend on social media and I love it because it is rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds and regenerative peptides that can help reverse skin aging and wrinkles by enhancing skin elasticity, hydration and collagen. It also boosts gut health, which is closely linked with skin health and immune health. I recommend Equip Foods Colostrum made from grass fed cows (use code JENNIFERH)
The average American diet is still woefully low in fibre, and adding fibre to your breakfast smoothie can help balance your blood sugar and improve gut health and detoxification. I rotate my fibres and love flaxseed for estrogen detoxification, chia seed for omega 3’s, acacia fibre to feed your good gut bacteria and psyllium husk to help lower LDL cholesterol levels.
A new addition to my breakfast smoothies, inositol is actually a B vitamin that can help to balance blood sugar promote insulin sensitivity. It also may help in the management of PCOS symptoms, and help with anxiety and mood disorders. Start with a small amount, and work up to 1 teaspoon a day for blood sugar benefits.