I’m sure like myself, you’ve all been letting go over the holidays and I don’t blame you … I mean who can resist a bit of christmas pudding or those melt in your mouth chocolate Santas. It’s all ok once your in the moment but then when the holidays are over its payback. The only way you can loose those pounds is by going to the gym and taking care of your diet. I find that if you start your day with a healthy nourishing breakfast it helps a lot by keeping your blood sugar levels constant through out the day . It’s when they drop that you feel the urge to binge and start craving all those sugary starchy calorie packed foods. I’ve come up with a perfect breakfast for this winter season, it’s healthy, has a good mix of carbs,protein,fiber and loaded with vitamins and minerals. The combination of dates, bananas and nuts shouts out energy all the way!
Knowing the benefits of goji berries I decided to incorporate this wonderful berry into my morning smoothie.
Here’s what I came up with:
I soaked half a cup of Goji berries in some water just to soften them up. I then put berries, banana and orange juice into the blender with ice. Simple and delicious !
Fiber is mainly concentrated in fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains. Did you know that most of the fiber in fruits is found in the peel! Foods that contain dietary fiber are good for the digestive system, preventing constipation, helping with weight control and also lowering the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Studies have also shown that fiber can lower cholesterol levels in the body. I choose to take most of my fiber in the morning( fruits and whole grain cereal with nuts and dried fruit ).