Breakfast is so important, but sometimes it doesn't fit into a busy schedule... Yet, how you begin the day will absolutely affect the rest of your day. What goes into our bellies is directly related to how we feel both physically and mentally. And we get to choose: do we select a day of energy or a day of dragging?
If you are a skip-breakfast-and-grab-a-coffee morning person, this blog is for you.
Fact: we need energy. And it can be so easy to grab a quick bowl of cereal or just skip breakfast entirely. But here's the thing − the goal is not just to survive the day; the goal is to thrive throughout the day. Beware the crash and crave rollercoaster. If you begin your morning with caffeinated coffee and sugar you will soon crash and feel too tired to conquer responsibilities with any level of motivation. Instinct will have you reaching for another cup of coffee... and so it continues.
All is not lost. Hello, smoothies! A quick alternative to a fast breakfast, smoothies...
Blending is a great way to get nutrients into your diet. Blended recipes can be a great meal replacement with loaded value. Here is why:
I recommend purchasing a blender for your first piece of mixing equipment. Blenders are a great start so easy and convenient. If you can purchase a juicer next, go for it. Juicers add another dimension, because fresh juices are...
It's green, smooth, and irresistible!
In addition to pear (awesome for hydration!), kale (a wonderful nutrient dense veggie), broccoli (go, antioxidants), and avocado (each serving is filled with about 20 vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients), this smoothie contains wheatgrass − hello, benefits!
Wheatgrass contains hundreds of live proteins. A highly concentrated source of plant protein, it has been credited with body detoxification, anti-inflammatory properties, immune system boosting, and even cleansing of the liver, blood, and intestines. Rich in antioxidants, and filled with vitamins and minerals, it may also stimulate metabolism, regulate blood sugar levels, and contain anti-aging properties!
So, what's the deal with smoothies?
Why are they good for you?
For starters, smoothies are…
Why is blending your smoothie beneficial?
Kale one of the most nutritious and hearty vegetables you can eat. This dense green leafy vegetable is high in fiber and low in calories. It contains huge levels of iron, vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C. Per calorie, kale has more calcium than milk, which aids in preventing bone loss. It is a great anti-inflammatory food and a powerful antioxidant.
Along with all these benefits, kale is a great food filled with sulfur which is wonderful for detoxifying your body and keeping the liver healthy. Hey, let's give a big round of applause for this lush green veggie!
In a blender, combine kale leaves, water, apple and lemon juice. Blend on a slow speed at first and gradually increase speed, adding in the blueberries last to prevent the...
Need a little pick-me-up? Try this instead of coffee!
The Maca scoop: It's the root from Peru celebrated for energy boosting properties, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and essential amino acids. This natural hormone balancer (actually regulates each body depending on its needs), also enhances fertility and is said to fight cancer and depression. Plus, it has a great nutty taste!
The banana scoop: Hello, potassium, vitamins... and numerous health benefits! Bananas help control high blood pressure and reduce the chances of atherosclerosis and stroke. They aid in calcium absorption, good moods, and increased energy. And they are excellent for eyes (help prevent macular degeneration) and awesome for digestion.
This Coconut Maca Smoothie combines three appealing flavors and provides a plethora of vitamins, minerals, and satisfaction. Really, really good!
Cacao, in its natural (unprocessed) glory was revered by the ancient Mayans and Aztecs as currency... and even used as ritualistic offerings for the Gods. Enjoyed in moderation − and in its pure form − cacao boosts moods, relaxation, and feelings of bliss. Theobromine, cacao's non-addictive and natural stimulant, is closely related to caffeine and gives us a natural euphoric experience.
But that's not all − cacao has more than 300 naturally occurring chemicals and antioxidants that are beneficial to our health. In addition to those feel good moments, cacao is packed with flavonoids, a heart-healthy plus.
We love this Cacao Smoothie − refreshing, satisfying, and so good for you!