A leisurely breakfast is just a pipe dream for many women. Whether you’re dashing to your morning Pilates class or hurrying to get your kids out the door, you still need to fuel your body. Instead of swinging through the drive through or gobbling a less-than-satisfying granola bar, take a lesson from sports nutritionist Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD. She told Focus Atlanta viewers that she runs out the door each morning with a high-fiber, high-protein smoothie. And her fiber of choice? You guessed it: Regular Girl.
Today’s women are busier than ever, especially in the summer. “You don’t want to spend hours in a hot kitchen, cooking and prepping food,” said Spano who suggested easy-to-make and nutritious grab-and-go options.
Your breakfast is probably lacking
Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but far too often our morning meal is missing essential nutrients. “Most of us aren’t getting the protein we need each day,” said Spano. “Breakfast is our shortfall.” Most Americans also aren’t getting enough fiber. The average adult consumes just 15 grams daily, far short of the 25 to 38 grams recommended by the Institute Medicine.
Spano suggested a protein- and fiber-packed morning smoothie. “I add Regular Girl because it’s colorless, odorless and doesn’t taste like anything,” she said. “And it doesn’t cause the gas and bloating that a lot of fibers do.” Regular Girl is made with gentle-on-your tummy Sunfiber so there are no unpleasant side effects.
Regular Girl is more than just good-for-you fiber. Spano explained that it also contains probiotics which are good-for-you bacteria. Regular Girl has eight billion active and clinically proven Bifidobacterium lactis, one of the most beneficial probiotic strains. The prebiotic fiber and good bacteria work together to help you maintain a comfortable regularity.
When the clock is ticking in the morning and you need a quick breakfast, do the same as this health expert. “I always run out the door with a smoothie,” said Spano.
Here are a few recipes to get you started: