Are you a breakfast person?
We’ve been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but for busy professionals like us it doesn’t always fit into our schedules. How we begin the day can set us up for success or failure. Breakfast will determine if we feel energized or if we feel sluggish and lack 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 keep reading!
We all need and crave energy, right? Sometimes it is so easy 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!
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 to the rescue!
Smoothies are a fast breakfast that can help energize us throughout the entire day. When you toss in some greens, a little fruit, and a liquid like coconut water or almond milk, you are bound to feel energetic and power through your workday. A smoothie also gives you much-needed antioxidants which help protect our bodies from free radicals, and they’re a great low glycemic meal. Eating a low glycemic breakfast will help curb your sugar cravings for the entire day and it will help prevent the afternoon 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 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.
Try this delicious smoothie for a sweet start to the day.
Almond Cookie Breakfast Smoothie
1 cup almond milk
1 Tablespoon flax meal or chia seeds
1 Teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup of spinach
1 Tablespoon of almond butter
Stevia or raw honey to sweeten (optional)
You’ll Never Skip Breakfast Again