Nutritious Ways to Start Your Back to School Routine

Nutritious Ways to Start Your Back to School Routine

Where did the summer go? It’s August already and the hint of fall can be felt in the air for many of us. Also, some of you are already back at school, or at least will be shortly, and for others, September will bring you back into the classrooms. No matter when you are headed back to school (or work!) it’s important to remember that starting your day with good nutrition can make the rest of your day much more positive.

But what IS a nutritious way to start the day? There are many schools of thought when it comes to this topic. Some may think a bagel, or cereal, or toast, or a muffin could be an adequate “quick” breakfast. But, did you know that those carbohydrates and sugars can cause blood sugar and insulin levels to rise. And that glass of orange juice might provide you with some vitamin C but it also contains a lot of sugar.

According to Harvard Medical School, the answer lies with basic healthy eating advice: fruits, vegetables, unprocessed whole grains, quality protein, and health fats. Sounds complicated but really it’s quite simple. If you like making smoothies, the below recipes will help you get your day started out with some good quality nutrition.

For Chocolate Lovers:

  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 2 scoops Biochem Vanilla Whey Protein
  • 2 Tbsp Peanut Butter, Almond butter etc.
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of Almond milk, water or milk preference
  • 1/4 Tsp vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Add fresh berries or greens if desired

For Vanilla Lovers:

  • 2 scoops Biochem Vanilla Whey Protein
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 Tbsp all-natural creamy peanut butter or of your choice
  • 1 cup plain unsweetened almond milk, water, or milk preference
  • Add in some veggies if desired

Instructions for making smoothies:

  • Place everything into a high-speed blender
  • Blend on high, stopping to scrape the sides as needed, until smooth.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

If smoothies aren’t your thing, try some yogurt with fresh or frozen fruit, top with nuts, seeds and/or whole grains. Or maybe a couple of eggs, with a little avocado and some fresh fruit and a whole grain slice of toast with some nut butter.

Be creative! If your mornings are always rushed, put your ingredients together the night before so you can easily and quickly get your day started on the right nutritional track!

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