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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 we just want 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 energy needed to survive the day. I don’t want you to just survive through the day though; I want you to thrive through the day. 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 will be either too tired to make it through your responsibilities or you will be reaching for another cup of coffee to get through a few more hours. Sound familiar?
Smoothies are another quick alternative to a fast breakfast that can help energize you throughout the entire day. When you toss in some greens, a little fruit, and a healthy liquid like coconut water you are bound to feel energetic and ready to take on the day. Starting the day with a smoothie also gives you well needed antioxidants which help protect our bodies from free radicals, and it is a great low glycemic start. Eating a low glycemic breakfast will help curb your sugar cravings for the entire day and it will also help with not crashing.
Along with the usual ingredients (liquid – water or non-dairy milk, fruit and hopefully some leafy greens), consider some of these add ins:
- hemp or chia seeds (great for plant protein and healthy fats)
- flax seeds (ground not whole)
- raw cacao powder
- superfoods like mama, lucuma, wheatgrass powders
- I add in my Juice Plus+ fruit & vegetable powders and use their plant protein powder
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 natural energy and naturally boost your metabolism. So, what are you reaching for tomorrow morning? I know I’ll be skipping the coffee and having my yummy smoothie!
Need a challenge and some recipes to get you started?
Check out my 14 day Smoothie Challenge. It could be the wonderful new beginning to the natural energy you’ve been looking for. 🙂
Here’s one more tip. Share with your friends. It’s even easier when you have a buddy.