Alarm goes off for the 5th time, I decide to push snooze again- because that's who I am. Yes, I intentionally set my alarm 30 minutes before I need to be up so that I can trick myself into thinking that I'm actually sleeping in. Why? Because I love sleep.
But that's besides the point.
Once I'm up, my mornings are for setting intention and determining mindsets for the rest of my day. They're a time in which I purpose in my heart to be positive, to love myself and those around me, and to do my very best at everything I do.
I choose to let intentionality seep into every part of my life. I let it soak into my relationships, my thoughts, and even my food choices. That's why I am so particular about what I choose to put into my body for my first meal each sunrise. Breakfast sets a tone for the rest of my day.
I can either choose to fuel myself with food that's going to satisfy for only a short time, or I can indulge in whole foods that will fuel me into the early afternoon.
I have found over and over again that in order to be an actual functioning person throughout the day, I need to have a hardy breakfast, packed full of nutrients. That's why I suggest to all clients I meet with to sneak vegetables and protein into every meal and snack. The combination of the two is priceless. Protein aids in keeping you full, while vegetables provide the vegetables and minerals your body needs to function at its ultimate capacity.
It might sound weird at first- but don't be afraid to throw in whatever frozen (or fresh, just add more ice) vegetables you have into your smoothies. Zucchini as my choice for this recipe because it's what I had, but I've done cauliflower, broccoli, cucumber- WHATEVER WORKS! If you have a good protein powder, or add spices like nutmeg or cinnamon, you won't be able to taste them too much and you'll be packing health into your morning routine.
Spinach is pretty much a staple for all of my smoothies because it's high in
folate-really important if you're pregnant or thinking of getting pregnant to prevent diseases in your new born
calcium-great for bone health
vitamin K-assists in making the protein that clots blood, and stabilizes calcium blood levels
iron-aids in athletic performance, allows oxygen to get to cells, strengthens immune system
Smoothies are always a great grab and go breakfast. They take less than 5 minutes to make, and you can throw whatever you want into them in order to make them taste good and fill you up.
Do you have a smoothie that's your ultimate go to? I'd love to hear about it! Comment below to share!
1/2 cup almond milk
2 large handfuls of spinach
1 tsp almond butter
1/4 cup frozen berries
1/4 tsp cinnamon
optional: scoop of high quality protein powder
Place all ingredients in blender and blend. If not blending well- add more water.
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Have a beautiful day!
Mikyah RDN, LD