3-Minute Read: These Breakfasts Contain Less Sugar Than a Single Banana
Welcome to 3-Minute Read, your midweek rundown of everything we're talking about at Byrdie HQ. Every Thursday, we'll get you up to date on the beauty news you need to know—in just three minutes.
1. Since bananas are kind of the devil…
Every time yet another expert tells us that bananas are sugar bombs (aka dietary kryptonite), it's like a shot to the heart. But you won't miss them in these breakfast recipes from Mind Body Green, which are all technically sweet but still contain fewer grams of sugar than the offending fruit. (For reference, a large banana contains about 17 grams of sugar.)
Bonus points: They all take three minutes or less to make. Vanilla chai oatmeal? An almond butter and fruit smoothie? Starting the day on a guilt-free note? That's all worth getting out of bed for.
2. Related: This is what giving up takeout does to your body.
While you're dialing back the sugar, consider deleting Postmates off your phone, too. It might be one of the best things you ever do for your wallet and your waistline—this editor from LaurenConrad.com can vouch for that.
3. Everyone is talking about this new celebrity beauty line.
Gabrielle Union is launching her first-ever haircare line, Flawless—and it's already shaping up to be well worth the buzz. Flawless boasts quality formulas for textured hair that are easy on the wallet to boot—prices range from $19 to $29, more on when the collection will hit soon.
4. Speaking of hair…
If you're thinking about going blond this year, you'll want to zero in on your preferred shade, first. Total Beauty has plenty of inspiration to get you started.
5. Found: The best matte foundation on the market.
Leave it to the foundation masterminds at Giorgio Armani to launch a matte formula that feels smooth and light, not chalky and obvious. Power Fabric ($100) even has built-in SPF. Head over to InStyle for the full review.
What are you reading about this week? Tell us in the comments below.