How do you kick start your day?
I am normally in the office for around 7:30am so I don’t tend to have very long for my breakfast. I have created this morning shake to get in the essential nutrients very quickly before I get to work.
I personally don’t like eating loads at 7am in the morning so this shake gives me my vitamins, antioxidants & protein in one hit.
I would strongly suggest you invest in a Nutri Bullet for blending your shake rapidly. After I got mine, I only wished I had got it earlier! So useful.
‘My Morning Shake’ consists of:
- 50g x Ground Oats
These Oats will provide the body with a slow and sustained supply of energy alongside preventing any spikes in blood sugar that you get after consuming high sugary snacks.
- 1 x Banana
Bananas are a healthy source of fibre, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and various antioxidants and nutrients.
- 5-10 Blueberries
Blueberries protect our bodies from damage by free radicals, unstable molecules that can damage cellular structures and contribute to ageing. They are believed to contain the highest antioxidant capacity of ALL commonly consumed fruits and vegetables.
- 50g Whey Protein Isolate
Whey Isolate contains over 90% protein which will help contribute to the growth and recovery of lean muscle mass, which is integral to improve performance.
- 5g Creatine Monohydrate Powder
Creatine is perfectly safe and has been scientifically proven to increase physical performance in successive bursts of short-term, high intensity exercise, making it perfect for those who participate in sports such as weightlifting, sprinting or rugby.
- 10g HiPro Peanut Butter
Peanut butter has a high combination of fiber and protein that fills you up and keeps you feeling full longer, so you eat less overall.
- 5g Cinnamon Powder
Incorporating a teaspoon of cinnamon in your diet will reduce the appetite, helping dissolve the layers of fat in the abdomen. Cinnamon delays the passing of food from the stomach to the intestine, keeping you satiated for longer time. Thus prevents overeating.
- 150ml Cashew Milk
I prefer nut milks over cow’s milk as it doesn’t contain any pus cells, antibiotics and growth factors given to the cows, and since a dairy cow spends most of its life pregnant, it’s full of cow hormones!
Cashew Milk is also a great option for vegans. 150ml of unsweetened cashew milk has just 25 calories, 2g fat, and 0g saturated fat.
PREP TIME: 2-3 minutes.
NUTRITION TIP: Include healthy fats in your diet.
Eating fat doesn’t necessarily make you fat! Many immune supportive vitamins, like Vitamin E and Vitamin D require some fat in the diet for absorption.
Pass the avocado, please!
Give this shake a try, let me know how you get on.
If you upload a photo of your Morning Shake be sure to tag me @tomseedfitness. I would love to see yours!
Thanks for reading,
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