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 stomach is directly related to how we physically feel. So if you are a skip breakfast and grab the coffee mug morning person then keep reading.
We all need and crave energy. I know I do! Sometimes it is so easy to 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.
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 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.
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 will be pulling out my blender and getting ready for some long lasting energy. I always have smoothies for breakfast. One tip I have for you is that if you know that you won’t have time in the morning, place all of the ingredients in your blender the night before, so all you have to do is add the liquid and blend!
One of my favorite smoothie recipes is listed below. To get 8 more delicious smoothie recipes, click here. I will be hosting a webinar on Detox for Weight Loss, and my gift to you for signing up is a copy of 9 Smoothies that will Change Your Life!
Cranberry Sweetness Bliss Smoothie
1 cup mixed berries
1/4 cup unsweetened cranberry juice concentrate
1 Tbsp ground flax
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
Place all ingredients in blender and blend. Enjoy!