Walnuts add a savory crunch that complements the fresh and dried fruit in this recipe. Give yourself a satisfying start to a day of healthy eating with this hearty, filling breakfast.
Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie
Too many overripe bananas on hand? Don’t toss them; use them to whip up a tummy-flattening smoothie! Natural peanut butter lends texture to this creamy breakfast drink.
Think of grapefruit (one of the best fruits for fat loss) as your breakfast appetizer. “Even if you changed nothing else about your diet, eating half a grapefruit before each meal may help you lose up to a pound a week,” says Patricia Bannan MS, RDN, author of Eat Right When the Time Is Right. “Researchers found that when obese people ate half a grapefruit before each meal, they dropped an average of 3.5 pounds over 12 weeks,” she says. How’s it work? The tangy fruit helps lower insulin, a fat-storage hormone. It’s also 90% water, so it fills you up so you eat less, explains Bannan.