I’m a HUGE believer in eating breakfast and even a bigger proponent of making sure that it packs a nutritional punch. 💥
I grew up eating your typical cereal with milk. As a kid, it was the sugary stuff but as I got older, I tried to eat “healthier” cereal. And I did this well into my late 20s.
No matter what cereal I ate, I felt pretty sluggish and tired for most of the morning and was usually starving by lunch.
What I later found out that due to both the sugar and the lack of healthy fat and protein was causing that mid-morning slump.
We’ve heard that breakfast is “the most important meal of the day”. As cliché as this sounds, it actually is very true – especially for women.
When we eat a nutritious breakfast balanced with a healthy fat, protein, and carbs, we set our blood sugar up to be stabilized for most of the day and it helps keep us full longer.
If we start our day with foods that lead to spiking the blood sugar, we can actually end up dealing with blood sugar issues for the next 24 hours!!!
Our blood sugar dramatically impacts our hormones, it impacts our cravings, and it impacts our mood and energy.
Plus, healthy fat is very important for hormone production and protein is really important for strong muscles, bones, and getting weight at an ideal level.
So, as you can see, eating a nutritious breakfast is SUPER important and sets you up for success all day long.
I’ve found that eating a smoothie makes it easy to get all the nutrition I need to feel awesome right from the start.
I get asked all the time what my recipe is, so I thought I’d share it with you today!
Here you go:
- 1.5 cups of water or 1 cup of dairy-free milk + 1/2 cup of water
- A handful of smoothie greens (I get this in the produce section at the grocery store)
- 1/4-1/2 cup of fruit
- I usually buy frozen so they last and the nutrient quality is actually the same or even better sometimes
- Doing too much fruit can spike the blood sugar so I keep it under 1/2 cup
- 1 serving of plant-based protein (soy-free)
- This is the protein I use – sometimes it feels too thick for people, so you can do just a half serving
- 1-2 scoops of collagen (great for healthy joints, skin, nails, hair, and heals the gut)
- 0.5 to 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
- Great for stabilizing the blood sugar
- 0.5 to 1 tsp of turmeric
- Great for inflammation
- You can find it in the spice aisle at the grocery store
- 1 tbsp of MCT Oil (you can leave this out if you want to save $$)
- Good for energy and keeping you feeling full longer
- Reishi Mushrooms
- Good for immunity, vitality, stress reduction, and sleep
- Lion’s Mane Mushrooms
- Good for mental clarity, immunity and focus
- Whatever the seeds are for where I am in my menstrual cycle
You don’t have to do all these at the start – you can start with some of it and slowly build up your supplies over time.
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Give this a try and let me know how you like it!