Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but sometimes it just doesn’t fit into your schedule the way it should.
How you begin your day will determine how the rest of it goes. It will determine if you feel energized and ready to go, or are lethargic and have a lack of energy.
What you put in your belly is directly related to how you feel physically.
So if you’re a “skip breakfast and grab the coffee mug” person, then this post is totally for you.
Sometimes it’s so easy to grab a quick bowl of, usually sugar laden, cereal or even forget breakfast altogether and just get through the morning on 1-2 cups of coffee.
I don’t want you to just survive through the day, I want you to thrive through it. I also don’t want you to go on the “crash and crave” roller coaster for the entire day.
If you begin your morning with caffeinated coffee and sugar–you will crash–and you’ll be either too tired to make it through your responsibilities or you’ll be reaching for another cup of coffee to get through a few more hours.
Smoothies are a quick alternative to a crappy fast breakfast that can help energize you throughout the day. When you toss in some greens, a little fruit, and a healthy liquid like coconut water/milk you’ll feel energetic and ready to take on the day.
Starting the day with a smoothie gives you the needed antioxidants that help protect your body from free radicals, and it can be a great low glycemic start (providing you don’t add too many fruits).
Eating a low glycemic breakfast will help curb your sugar cravings, and help you to avoid that mid-morning crash.
Next time you want a quick breakfast, try a delicious smoothie that will leave you feeling energized and motivated.
A morning smoothie will provide your body with the nutrients it needs to produce lots of energy, and naturally boost your metabolism.
So what are you reaching for tomorrow morning?
I know I’ll be pulling out my blender and getting ready for some long lasting energy.
Here’s a quick, easy, and totally tasty smoothie recipe to try tomorrow morning:
1 small apple
2-3 handfuls of greens
1 tbsp Chia Seeds
1 tbsp Coconut Oil
1 tbsp Great Lakes Gelatin (optional for some extra protein)
1 tsp Cinnamon
2-4 tbsp Coconut Milk, add to desired consistency
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
Add ingredients to blender. Depending on how powerful yours is, you may have to add small amounts, blend, then add more, blend etc. If you find your smoothie is too thick, add a bit of water until it’s just right.
If you want to avoid harmful chemicals, make sure all of the ingredients you use are 100% organic.