From Dr. Rick …
Sometimes after the holiday binge-athons, we can easily fall prey to unhealthy eating behaviors in an ill-fated attempt to lose those holiday pounds as quickly as possible. Dr. Oz gives helpful advice about this phenomenon, including not falling for the fad diets, not avoiding snacks (there ARE healthy snacks, remember!), and not skipping breakfast.
I myself make a delicious, thick, protein shake most mornings, filled with (along with soy-based protein powder) lots of fresh and frozen fruit, some yogurt, a little peanut butter and some low-fat chocolate soy or almond milk. The recipe varies — sometimes I use a low-sugar juice instead of the soy milk — but the shake is easy on my still-groggy-in-the-mornings tummy, the protein provides some mood elevation, and all the other good stuff I know is doing this body good. (And this body could use all the “good” it can get! … LOL)
Anyway, the following breakfast drink recipe is not mine, it’s Dr. Oz’s, but it’s similar to the kinds I make. Give it a try and see how you feel. It may jump-start your post-holiday nutrition in the right direction.
This recipe makes two 136-calorie servings.
½ large banana, broken into chunks
1/3 cup soy protein
½ tablespoon flaxseed oil
¼ cup frozen blueberries
½ tablespoon apple juice concentrate or honey
1 teaspoon psyllium seed husks
1 cup water
Powdered vitamins (optional)
Put everything into the blender. Blend and drink.