Just one thing is missing.
Food in your stomach!
We have all been guilty of it at one time or another. And, you know it’s a bad idea for a lot of reasons: for energy throughout the day, for boosting your metabolism so it’s easier to maintain your weight, and, most importantly, to avoid the dreaded “stomach growl” during a very quiet presentation!
If this is your morning most days, then this is the answer to the question “how to I get all of my nutrients when I have 30 seconds to make a good breakfast”?
A smoothie is a great option. I, personally, don’t love to wake up at 6am and chow down on bacon and eggs (I’m an Italian at heart…a cappuccino and a biscotti would be my ideal breakfast). This breakfast in a glass starts my day with all the right stuff to get me through to noon.
This is a basic beginner shake. It’s like a blank slate that you can add to as you wish. And if nothing sparks you, it’s fine just like this!
1 c almond milk (you can use whatever liquid you like, but this is my fav)
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 heaping tbsp almond butter (you can use natural peanut butter or cashew butter)
1 very ripe banana (frozen bananas are even better…they’re sweeter!)
Handful of kale (sounds weird but a fantastic, flavourless way to get your greens)
1/2 scoop of good quality protein powder if you want more protein…but I often leave this out.
Blend it all in a powerful blender (and add about 5 ice cubes to get the chill on if your banana isn’t frozen!!) Blend again and drink up!
A handful of frozen berries (to add more sweetness and some additional fibre)
A tbsp of hemp hearts (for added protein, omegas, fibre)
1/2 c greek yogurt or kefir (for extra protein and a dose of probiotics)
1 few spoonfuls of oats (for fibre and cholesterol reduction)
Give it a try and let me know how it fits into your busy schedule!