TODAY on MHTV: Some mornings you just know you're going to need an extra boost to make it through 'til lunchtime. A bagel with yogurt spread (skip the fatty cream cheese) and topped with tomato, onion, and lettuce usually does the trick. If you really need to wake up your senses, try my papaya-ginger smoothie. And my nutty date muffins are a great on-the-go choice. More from the show.
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