Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and sometimes it just doesn’t fit into our schedule the way it should. How we begin the day will determine how the rest of the day goes. It will determine if we feel energized or if we feel dragging with a lack of energy. What we put in our bellies is directly related to how we physically feel. So if you are a skip-breakfast and grab-the-coffee-mug morning person then this blog is totally for you.
We all need and crave energy. I know I do! Sometimes it seems easier to grab a quick bowl of cereal or even forget breakfast and just get through the morning on 1-2 cups of coffee for the boost needed to survive the day.
But I don’t want you to just survive through the day; I want you to THRIVE through the day. I also don’t want you to go through “crash and crave” roller coaster for the entire day. And that is what happens when we begin our morning with caffeinated coffee and sugar. We crash, and we will be either too tired to make it through our responsibilities or will be reaching for another cup of coffee to to make it to the end of the day.
That is why I love smoothies.
Smoothies are a quick alternative to a fast breakfast that can help energize us throughout the entire day. When you toss in some greens, a few berries, some protein, and a healthy liquid like coconut water you are bound to feel energetic and ready to tackle the day. Starting the day with a smoothie also gives you well needed vitamins and antioxidants which help protect our bodies from free radicals.
Smoothies are also low on low glycemic index if you make them properly (see the guide below). Eating a low glycemic breakfast will help curb your sugar cravings for the entire day and will help you avoid energy crash.
Next time you want a quick breakfast, try a delicious smoothie that will leave you feeling energized and motivated, like Strawberry Bliss Smoothie recipe that I have for you at the end of this newsletter. A morning smoothie will provide your body with the nutrients it needs to produce natural energy and naturally boost your metabolism. So, what are you reaching for tomorrow morning? I know I will be pulling out my blender and getting ready for some long lasting energy.
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MAKING THE ULTIMATE SMOOTHIE:
1. Choose the liquid – water, coconut water or a dairy-free milk
2. Choose your greens – kale, spinach, parsley, Swiss chard, collards or lettuce
3. Choose your fruit – banana, apple, berries, mango and more
4. Choose your fat/protein – hemp seeds, hemp protein, nut butters, avocado, coconut oil, flax or chia seeds
5. Superfoods – maca, raw cacao, bee pollen, shredded coconut, goji berries and more