Breakfast is such an important meal of the day for so many reasons, including:
- Jump starting your metabolism
- Providing your body with energy for the day
- Providing important nutrients (if a healthy one is chosen – such as fiber and calcium)
- Helping to prevent overeating later on in the day
A common complaint I hear from clients is “I don’t have time!”
Well yesterday, I decided to take advantage of Jamba Juice’s Special $1 Oatmeal on Wednesdays and I was very pleasantly surprised. They serve delicious steel cut oats that are made in soymilk, and you have your choice of fruit topping and brown sugar. I got the fresh banana oatmeal since I love bananas in oatmeal, and I added about half the brown sugar.
The steel cut oats (made with soy milk) contain: 220 calories, 3.5 grams fat, 44 grams carbohydrate, 5 grams fiber, 12 grams sugar and 8 grams protein. The various fruit toppings and brown sugar will add 40-70 calories each.
With options such as these around, there’s no reason to skip breakfast! You can also get oatmeal from Starbucks, but I much prefer the steel cut oats that are cooked in a slightly sweet soymilk than plain instant oats. And you can’t beat the $1 price tag on Wednesdays!
Have you tried Jamba Juice’s Oatmeal?