Are you someone who hates eating breakfast? The mere thought of eating an egg, a bagel, or some oatmeal in the morning makes your stomach turn. Yet you know eating a healthy breakfast is important. You hear it all over commercials, on the news, and even from your family and friends. These breakfast believers are everywhere, and they never let up. “You should eat a healthy breakfast… it’s the most important meal of the day!” Day and night, they pound it into your brain, but the problem is, when you wake up in the morning, you’re just not hungry. So what do you do? You likely skip breakfast. You know you have to fuel up in the morning, and when you don’t, you start feeling yourself nodding off around mid-morning. There’s a quick and easy answer to your dilemma, you know. A healthy breakfast drink. Here’s some information from gourmet cafes in Montville for folks who aren’t hungry in the morning and just can’t face the usual breakfast fare.
Shake it up
It’s tough to nail down a history of the first protein shake. It’s safe to say, though, that they haven’t been around forever. Back in the 80s, there was a fitness revolution that hasn’t been rivaled since. That’s probably when the first protein shakes appeared. If it isn’t, well, that’s surely when these babies started to take off big-time. Protein shakes were originally designed for active people who lead active lifestyles. Of course, today, millions of folks partake of them, and many of them don’t consider themselves to be athletic. Protein and breakfast shakes are an excellent selection for people who aren’t hungry enough to sit down to a big meal first thing in the morning. They’re also great because they can be prepared in seconds and consumed on the go. Today, the protein and breakfast shake industry has dozens of flavors, and there’s surely one that will appeal to everyone.
Like shakes, fruit smoothies have experienced an explosion of popularity in recent years. One of the best things about fruit smoothies is the fact that you can blend all your favorite juices, fruits, and even vegetables together, for a healthy breakfast drink that coffee can’t touch. And, even better, you can take a bunch of vegetables that you hate but know you should be eating because they’re so packed with nutrients and throw ’em into that blender with all your fruit faves. Power it all up, and the flavors of the fruits will waaaaay overpower the flavors of those healthy-but-not-so-yummy veggies. It’s power on the go that keeps you nimble all day long!
If you’re somebody who gets nauseous at the thought of eating anything first thing in the morning, the best answer for you may be a big glass of fruit juice. Did you ever take a sip of orange juice in the morning and experience that ZAP! in your jaw? Isn’t it awesome?! Most fruit juices are capable of not only dishing out a ton of nutrients that will keep you strong and sharp throughout the day; they also have a way of snapping you awake from the very first swallow. If you’re not a fan of orange juice, try another flavor for a healthy start to your day. How about some watermelon juice? Watermelons have been linked to healthy blood flow that will help keep your brain focused for a full and active day. Mango and cranberry juices are loaded with vitamin C and disease-fighting antioxidants. And tomato juice is packed with phytonutrients that help to reduce inflammation and lower blood pressure.
You don’t have to stuff down eggs or oatmeal to get a healthy breakfast. If you’re not usually hungry in the morning, you do have options that will keep you from falling asleep on the job midway through the morning. Grabbing a protein shake, a fruit smoothie, or just a big healthy glass of juice is a great way to rev up in the morning without feeling weighed down. Millions of people consider eating breakfast a chore, but there are alternatives to skipping your morning meal altogether. Stop into a gourmet cafe tomorrow morning to grab a healthful smoothie or a breakfast shake. Try adding this stop to your routine for just one week, and pretty soon you’ll be a breakfast believer, too.