In this blog, I would like to share the opinion about the importance of having a nice and big breakfast. Mornings are often the most hectic time of a family throughout the day – washroom fights and often with parents packing lunch for their little ones and taking care of their children. Breakfast often does not come up as a priority compared to other tasks that have to be ticked off in the morning. You probably should have put having a big, proper breakfast on the very top of your list. Breakfast is very important to maintaining one’s health and the growth of teenagers is their puberties. Besides providing most of the nutrients we need throughout the day, it can also reduce the possible of being overweight or the chances of getting obesity for adolescents. A big breakfast allows one to feel full in the morning and potentially reducing the desire to snack throughout the day. As mentioned in the previous blog, one can easily go over the sugar level needed to maintain the daily operation of their bodies. The lower the desire to snack, the lower the possibility that one would go over the daily sugar limit intake. Therefore, remember to have breakfast – a big breakfast doesn’t mean much time has to be invested in preparing one – an apple, a cup of yogurt and cereal could easily make your breakfast big. Here is one of my favorite recipes:
1 c frozen unsweetened raspberries ¾ c chilled unsweetened almond or rice milk ¼ c frozen pitted unsweetened cherries or raspberries 1½ Tbsp honey 2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger 1 tsp ground flaxseed 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
COMBINE all ingredients in blender, adding lemon juice to taste. Puree until smooth. Pour into 2 chilled glasses.