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We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but 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 belly is directly related to how we physically feel. So if you’re a skip breakfast and grab the coffee mug morning person then today’s 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. I want you to thrive. I also don’t want you to go on the “crash and crave” roller coaster for the entire day. Believe me I know how it goes. I have been there myself and sometimes still fall into it when I don’t plan a good breakfast! 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 a 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 or plant milk 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.

I wanted to give you one of my favorite GO TO smoothies. It’s one of the 9 smoothies in my “9 smoothies that will change your life e book” which you can get here. I prep the night before by storing my greens, fruit and whatever else I need in a freezer bag. The next morning I dump it all in my blender, add a liquid and boom. A quick, healthy and nutritious breakfast in less then 7 minutes! WINNER!

Need More Nourishing Energy Smoothie

Avocado and banana smoothie for energy

1 cup unsweetened almond/coconut or rice milk
1 scoop Juice Plus Complete French Vanilla protein powder (get yours here)
1/2 avocado
1 banana
1 Teaspoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon chia seeds
Ice (optional)

In a blender, add the liquids then the rest of the ingredients and blend up! Drink immediately.

If you want the other 8 smoothie recipes that are guaranteed to change your life, get your free E Book here.

Have an amazing week guys! I love you all!

Stay Happy and Healthy!

Alessia xx


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