a nutritious breakfast has tremendous
physical and mental benefits. According to
MayoClinic.com dietitian Katherine Zeratsky,
having a healthy breakfast can boost your
energy level, encourage you to be more
physically active, help curb snacking and
overeating and aid weight maintenance and
weight loss. "Cooking Light" magazine states
that the most nutritious breakfasts have a
combination of healthy fat, fiber-rich
carbohydrates and lean protein.
Fruits are the stars of any healthy fruit
smoothie. According to MyPyramid.gov, eating
more fresh or frozen fruits can reduce your
risk of stroke, heart disease, kidney
stones, bone loss, diabetes and cancer.
Avoid fruit juice, which often contains
preservatives and added sugar. To get some
healthy fat in your smoothie, try adding a
swirl of flaxseed oil, a spoonful of
unsweetened cocoa powder or a tablespoon of
nut butter. Low-fat protein is also
important; the healthiest choices include
nonfat Greek yogurt, skim milk and soy milk.