“It’s time to get out of bed… wake up you sleepyhead!
Good morning… the sun is shining!
Good morning… the birds are singing.”
My Mom’s Morning Melody (for those mornings I needed an extra boost to get out of bed).
Ohhh the sweet childhood memories where your most pressing decision first thing in the morning was what cartoon you wanted to watch. So sweet and so simple.
Fast forward a few decades and I’m willing to bet your mornings are a bit more hectic. Just a bit - right?
With a million and one things to do each day between work, family, and life in general… it comes as no surprise that most people are walking around in a dazed state declaring how T-I-R-E-D they are.
BUT NOT YOU MY FRIEND… not you… NOT TODAY!
And not ever because we are about to share with you the key to having energized mornings.
Why smoothies? Let’s take a closer look at the health boosting benefits of smoothies and 3 Smoothie Recipes That Will Energize Your Morning!
Health Benefits of Smoothies
-Smoothies that are full of greens release their nutrients when blended and make it easy for your body to absorb.
-Smoothies make it easy to consume a variety of vegetables and fruits that are packed with health enhancing vitamins and minerals.
-Due to increased nutrient absorption, your body will have the fuel it needs to feel invigorated and full of energy.
-Smoothies are extremely nourishing and satisfying, which will help stave off craving for processed foods that zap your energy.
-The antioxidants found in vegetables and fruits help to hydrate your body both inside and out.
-Smoothies can help reduce signs of aging and give you a glowing complexion.
-The consistency of smoothies are gentle on your stomach and easy to digest.
-Since smoothies use the whole fruit and veggie, you will get a healthy dose of fiber, which keeps your system working smoothly.
Enhanced Immune System
-Plants and veggies offer a plethora of phytonutrients that will give your system a boost.
-Daily smoothies can help keep illnesses away!
3 Smoothie Recipes For Energy
Whipping up a smoothie in the morning is easy. Simply place your ingredients in a high speed blender and --- VOILA!
Follow these smoothie tips for best results:
-Use organic ingredients, if possible. Otherwise you will be ingesting the chemicals and pesticides used in conventional farming.
-Alter the consistency to achieve desired texture: If too thick, add more non-dairy milk or water. If too thin: add more frozen banana, avocado, or ice.
Have FUN! You can create your own concoction by adding or taking away ingredients as you wish.
Strawberry Superfood Smoothie
- 1 cup strawberries
- ½ frozen banana
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 3 tbsp coconut flakes
- 2 tbsp goji berries
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
High vitamin C content
Rich in omega 3 fatty acids
Packed with B vitamins
The Daily Detox Smoothie
- 1 avocado (remove skin and pit)
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup spinach
- ½ cup cucumber
- ½ tsp turmeric
- Pinch of black pepper
- Coconut water, as needed to reach desired consistency
Natural liver detoxifier
Excellent antioxidant power
Green Goodness Smoothie
- ½ avocado
- ½ cup spinach
- ½ cup kale
- ½ cup coconut milk
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp Matcha green tea powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- Fresh peppermint leaves, 3-5 or to taste
- Stevia, to taste
- ½ cup water
- Ice, as needed
Antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties
Great source of energy for your brain and body
Very nutritious and contains a wide range of nutrients
Which one will you try first? Now… it’s a good day to have a good day. So get on out there and enjoy your day!
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Author Bio: Lindsay Sibson
Lindsay turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plane in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging, and "figuring it out" step by step.
Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to unleash their adventurous spirit, discover a world of possibilities, and design life in their own unique way. Follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/traveloholic).