Breakfast smoothies are a great way to start your day. But adding certain ingredients in your smoothie make it a healthier option for getting your day started. Oatmeal and soy help you find an energy boost to make this breakfast smoothie a great way to get your day going. Remember, the goal is to fuel your body with food that raises your blood-sugar levels slowly, keeps you at that level and then allows the blood-sugar to go down slowly. Starting off with oatmeal helps you control your blood-sugars in just this way. as it contains soluble fiber to slow the absorption of glucose from food in your stomach.
The United Soybean Board also states that soy can provide a great energy boost in the morning and as a post-workout snack because soy has a very healthy balance of carbohydrates and proteins. Let us know how this smoothie helps get your day started, and we didn’t even mention how great strawberries are for you. ;-)
- 3/4 cup soy milk
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 8 strawberries
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 banana
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Place the oats, soy milk, banana and strawberries in your blender. Add the honey and vanilla and then blend about 30 seconds until smooth.