Early Riser Fat Blaster
CHASE A MORNING WORKOUT WITH THIS POWERFUL BLEND.
BY MONICA BEARDEN, RD | PHOTOGRAPHY JODI PUDGE
Sunshine Breakfast Shake
Ready in 5 minutes • Makes 2 servings
1/2 peeled navel orange
2 peeled mandarin oranges
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
200ml 100% orange juice
1 tsp Matcha green tea
1 scoop whey protein isolate powder
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
Blend all ingredients in a blender.
FIT FACT: Combining citrus with green tea helps the body better absorb more of the tea’s beneficial flavonoids.
ORANGES AND STRAWBERRIES: deliver your daily recommended intake for vitamin C. Studies suggest that having
higher levels of this water-soluble vitamin helps the body burn fat more efficiently during exercise.
MATCHA TEA (ground, concentrated green tea leaves): is widely available at health food stores. Just one teaspoon
boasts as many fat-burning flavonoids as 10 cups of green tea. Research shows that drinking three to five cups of green tea per day can torch off 100 extra calories.
WHEY PROTEIN: is one of the best sources of leucine, a branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) shown to help build muscle and burn fat.
Nutrients per serving:
Calories: 200, Total Fats: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 20 mg, Sodium: 65 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 34 g, Dietary Fiber: 3 g, Sugars: 26 g, Protein: 14 g, Iron: 1 mg