Eating healthy after recovery is an important factor and a busy lifestyle doesn’t have to get in the way of making smart and healthy choices. It does, however, take a bit of planning to ensure that you are getting a good balance of nutrients and to make sure that you are not relying unhealthy fast foods and snacks simply because they are quick and convenient.
For a number of people, breakfast can be especially challenging, since the time between getting up and going to school or work tend to go by quickly in many households. No matter how organized people get the night before, all it takes is for something unexpected, no matter how small, and the entire schedule can be completely thrown off.
Skipping Breakfast Not The Best Morning Choice
It may seem like skipping breakfast is something you can take out of the equation in the morning. Stopping to eat takes time, and there are other things you have to do to get ready to get out the door. Eating is one of the things that can slide, at least until break time, or even lunch, if necessary. Or so it would seem.
Skipping breakfast in the morning can lead to overeating later in the day. This choice makes it hard to stay energized and can make a person feel irritable by midday.
Smoothies Solve The Problem Of Eating Breakfast On Busy Mornings
Smoothies are a great choice for breakfast, since they can be prepared quickly and are also portable, so they can be enjoyed on the morning commute. This recipe is flavorful and includes yogurt along with some soy protein that will help you stay energized and help to stave off hunger pangs until lunch.
Power Berry Smoothie Recipe
1 cup frozen mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries; you can also add frozen cherries)
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon unsweetened soy protein powder
To prepare smoothie:
Combine ingredients in a blender. Purée them until the texture is smooth. Pour into a glass, cup or travel container with a lid and enjoy.
Nutrition Is Important In Recovery
At the Dunes East Hampton, we know that nutrition is an important part of our clients’ recovery. Our residential program includes a healthy menu that includes a selection of locally fresh seafood, as well as meat, poultry and eggs, fruits and vegetables. All meals are prepared by our chef, who works in conjunction with our nutritionist and dietician to create menus which are at once nourishing and appealing.
The road to recovery includes taking good care of one’s self by eating well. Call us today to learn more about our cuisine and nutrition in recovery or our other customized programs and take the first step toward a positive future.