Fast breakfast doesn’t have to be junk food
When you start your day with a cup of coffee and sugar, most likely you will need another one to get through the afternoon. Does it happen to you?
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 bodies 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.
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 because you are borrowing energy from your body that you don’t have. 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.
Fast and Easy Smoothie
This is a delicious recipe to try if you have never had a smoothie before.
- 1 cup Almond or coconut milk
- 1 banana (you can use frozen banana)
- 2 cups raw spinach (or mixed greens)
- 1 Tbsp. protein powder (optional)
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ tsp. maple syrup or a few drops Stevia (optional)
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Tips if you do not have high-powered blender:
Blend your greens and liquid (water or nut milk) first in your regular blender, then add other ingredients and blend again.