Thursday, September 3, 2009



So, I woke up late this morning, can you believe that, and I had no time to make breakfast, which is the most important meal of the day.
I started to panic a bit, but then remembered my Nutrition Coach, Laura Dee, showed us how to make some amazing healthy and very filling breakfast smoothies this weekend at our Fit, Firm and Fab Fitness Getaway.
Figured that I will kill two birds with one stone by introducing you to the incredible Laura Dee, who will be your new Diet and Nutrition coach, sharing articles, tips, diet videos and answering any nutritional questions you may have through the Funk Roberts Fitness Mailbag.


Laura Dee and Funk

If you have no time for breakfast? You don't need to spend a lot of time preparing a healthy balanced breakfast. Just try one of Laura’s Super Breakfast Smoothies and you’ll never want to skip breakfast again!
They are packed with nutrients, healthy fats, carbohydrates and protein to kick start your day and rev up your metabolism!"

As I have mentioned many times, a healthy breakfast is the most important meal of the day and of making your own smoothies is that you know exactly what has gone into them, and you can save yourself a small fortune too!

Instead of skipping breakfast or ingesting a 930-calorie meal consisting of an Egg McMuffin, a Sausage McMuffin and two McDonald's hash browns, grab your blender, protein powder and the ingredients below, blast up a Breakfast Smoothie
Laura Dee Super Breakfast Smoothies

Berry-delicious Smoothie

1 cup assorted frozen berries
2/3 cup vanilla flavoured almond milk (or rice milk)
1/2 cup low-fat organic yogurt (plain, berry or vanilla)
1 tbsp ground flax seeds (or 1 tsp flax oil)
Ice, if desired

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
*A good source of fibre, antioxidants, healthy fats, omega-3’s, protein and calcium

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

1/2 ripe large banana
1/2 cup plain almond, rice or skim milk
1/2 cup filtered water
1 tbsp ground flax seeds (or 1 tsp flax oil)
1 tbsp natural organic peanut butter
1 rounded tbsp organic cocoa
Ice, if desired

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
Tip: pre-slice the bananas and freeze them before making the smoothie for a creamier and more chilled tasting smoothie.
*A good source of healthy fats, omega-3’s, potassium and antioxidants


Laura Discepola, CNP., PTS.
An honours graduate of the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Toronto, Laura is a licensed Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP) who has been involved in the catering and restaurant business for over 15 years; it's no wonder she has a love for food, however health and fitness are also an essential part of her lifestyle. Laura is also a Canadian Association of Fitness Professionals (Can-Fit-Pro) Certified Personal Trainer, and a Nutrition and Wellness Specialist (NWS).

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