Uh-oh, today we overslept today. No time to cook oatmeal. Now what? Can’t skip because studies show that those who don’t eat breakfast pack on fat at an exponential rate (muscle burn, metabolic melt-down, cravings, yikes.)….
Solution: A blender mix of slow carbs with fiber, protein and a small amount of fat to set us up to burn blubber all day long…
Protein is the big key because, according to a recent study (Soenen, S., et al, 2010): “Protein promotes the release of fat from fat cells into the blood, where it is burned during [activity].”
Here’s our time-crunch blender-bomb breakfast…
1 to 1 1/2 cups 2 percent organic milk
1 to 2 scoops whey-casein powder (10 to 20 grams of protein)
1/2 cup raspsberries or blackberries (5 grams of fiber)
If you don’t have the berries, just blend the milk and protein and grab an apple on your way out the door (an apple has about 5 grams of fiber too).
Remember, you DO want some fat in the milk because fat slows digestion. Do NOT use skim. Nutrition experts, including Dr. Oz, say skim milk shoots up insulin for fast fat gain.
To slow digestion even more, double the fiber with a level tablespoon of psyllium-husk powder. More fiber, less hunger later.
As for the protein powder, we like BioTrust Low-Carb because it has no artificial sweeteners, is from grass-fed cows (no hormones) and is a combination of casein and whey proteins. Check it out HERE
But other brands of protein powder from your local health-food store will do in a pinch (it probably won’t be from grass-fed cows or free of artificial ingredients, but it’s better than none–check the label and get the best you can afford).
Always get your fat-loss off to an explosive start. That blender bomb can also work as a meal replacement or snack any time of day to keep hunger and body fat away.
Which reminds me, our friends Karine Losier and Dave Ruel’s Metabolic Cooking 2.0 is a great solution for adding tasty variety to your clean-eating, fat-depleting schedule. It’s 250 delicious recipes to spice up your healthy eating schedule, many that help you hold onto muscle with high protein, which keeps your metabolism humming and burning more body fat. How great is that? And you get MORE than just recipes. Check it ALL out HERE.
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