So let’s begin with the most important meal of the day - yes our Mother’s were right… its BREAKFAST! It’s been estimated that people with mobility impairments must exert 7x's the energy to accomplish the same physical tasks as an able-bodied person, so it’s vital to properly fuel your body every morning.
Now before you pour yourself a big bowl of processed cereal or detour to your local drive through for a double-double and toasted bagel to get your morning kick - WAIT!!
These morning meals are loaded with sugar and refined carbohydrates that can contribute to weight gain, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and low immunity. While they may give you a quick energy boost, they'll just as quickly give you an energy crash and before you know it you'll be reaching for the next quick hit of food again.
What you need is a quick n' easy food source that also sustains your energy- Breakfast Smoothie's are the PERFECT answer! These delicious shakes only take 5 minutes to make, that is less time than you spend in line at the drive through! And the bonus is you will never get bored of eating smoothies because you can mix up your favorite fruits into them.
Smoothies are not only high in complex carbohydrates to keep you going all morning, but they're also packed with muscle-building protein & immune-boosting nutrients. On top of all of these tasty health benefits, smoothies also help increase your metabolism so they can actually help you lose weight! All you need are the following ingredients & a counter-top blender or hand blender.