Breakfast can sometimes be a huge crux for some people (for those that don’t practice intermittent fasting of course). 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 grab the coffee and muffin kind of morning person then read on.
We all need and crave energy. Sometimes it is so easy to want to grab a quick bowl of cereal or just get through the morning on a few cups of coffee for the energy needed to survive the day. Do you really want to ‘just survive’ through the day though? Wouldn’t thriving be so much better? Who also wants to go on the “crash and crave” roller coaster for the entire day? Likely not you. But If you begin your morning with a mug filled with lots of sugary goodies then it’s imminent, you will crash, and you will be either too tired to make it through your responsibilities.
I don’t talk about them as much as I should, but smoothies are another quick alternative to a fast breakfast that can help energize us throughout the entire day. When you toss in some greens, a little fruit, and a healthy liquid 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.
So where to begin on your morning smoothie journey? Give one of these two a whirl and you won’t be disappointed!
Chocolate Coffee Smoothie
- 1 medium-sized ripe banana
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 teaspoons agave or honey
- 1-2 teaspoons coffee grinds
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 2-3 ice cubes
Gingerbread Cookie Smoothie
- 1 cup almond or coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon flax meal or chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 banana
- 1 cup of spinach
- 1 tablespoon of almond butter
- Stevia to taste (optional)
- Ice (optional)
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. Looking for more guidance on smoothie making? Need more recipes and ideas to spice up your blender mixes? Replay this past weeks Facebook Live on the MOve Eat Play group (www.facebook.com/groups/moveeatplay) or better yet, join in on a special webinar on October 18th where I take you on a smoothie journey filled with even more goodness.
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.