Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Acai Smoothie and Avocado - Power Breakfast
So I am back on the skinny grind- meaning I need to diet and exercise again to go back to my pre-summer weight. In addition, I plan to tone up the abs area asap (anyone got ideas)? I just came back to San Diego after a fantastic Summer in San Francisco. I came back and I was immediately struck by food poisoning. Apparently that didn't do anything to my body besides put it in pain, so even poison can't get rid of my excessive fat. Therefore, I am back on the skinny grind!
The first step to the skinny grind is to eat breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Why? It jump starts your body into gear after a long night sleep. It increases the metabolic rate (how fast you burn calories) and tells your body what to expect during the day. If you don't eat breakfast, your body won't process your next meal as quickly because your body is going to want to save everything because it doesn't know when you will eat next. It is super important to have a breakfast routine! In addition, if you don't eat breakfast, you tend to eat a bigger meal. That is obviously not good.
My current breakfast item is avocado on toast and an acai smoothie!!! In a previous post about acai bowls, I explained to you the benefits of acai. Pack that nutrition in the morning, and you are good to go! Avocado is a good fat, and a good alternative to slathering butter on your toast in the morning. So try this in the morning! (I also am obsessed currently with those 2 food items, I even eat/drink it for dinner!)
1 packet acai (I buy mine at Sprouts!)
A few frozen berries
8-10oz soy milk
bee pollen, optional
chia seeds, optional
1. Combine everything in a blender. Blend and voila!
2 slices of bread (I buy the loaves from TJ and cut it myself)
1. Toast the bread.
2. Place avocado on bread. Top with pepper. Serve!