Smoothies Saved My Life!
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 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.
My Favorite Smoothie:
1 ½ cups coconut milk, hemp, rice or almond milk
1 banana or 1/2 avocado
1 handful of kale
3 tablespoons hemp seeds or 1 scoop hemp protien
dash of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of honey (optional)
Blend in your favorite blender + consume. I heart my Vitaminx!
Rachel Feldman is a health coach, digestive wellness and detox expert. Based in Boca Raton, Florida, Rachel assists clients nationwide via phone, email and Skype. Rachel helps men and women struggling with weight gain, digestive issues and toxicity. Rachel graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. She is also Certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and has obtained additional Continuing Education Units from Purchase College, State University of New York. She furthered her education at the Wild Rose College of Natural Healing and the International School of Detoxification and graduated with a detox and cleansing certification. She is a certified Reiki Energy Healer. Her approach to healing focuses not only on the foods you put into your mouth but also incorporates the elements of body, mind and soul. She helps her clients to access the blueprint for their health by discovering what foods fuel the body and not inflame the body. Rachel loves running, exercising, juicing and enjoying time with her wonderful husband and two children. To find out more about her programs visit www.rachelswellness.com.