Does this sound like you:
Longing for a healthier lifestyle and not really sure where to start?
You know breakfast is an important meal but you have so little time for thoughtful decisions in the morning?
Inspiration for creating a nutritious meal or smoothie that tastes delicious enough to eat regularly = zero?
You’re not alone.
With all the unreliable and contradictory information that’s out there on diet health, it’s hard to know what is actually best for your body and at the same time achievable to maintain for a lifetime.
Reading book after book and taking course after course, I have yet to find “the one” plan that is unequivocally “right” and like you, I get confused about it all the time. Should I be eating more protein? more carbs? more fruit? more grains? less calories? less fat?!
What I am realizing is that this is an individual journey we all must go on for ourselves. Every body is different. So I’m starting with this:
What makes my body and my mind feel good?
Starting the day with a fruit based smoothie makes me feel light, energized and ready for what’s ahead. I’m clear-headed and positively focused, too. I feel proud of my breakfast choice and I’m better equipped to make thoughtful food choices all day long.
That feels right to me. So that’s what I have been doing.
A green or blue smoothie is a treat for the eyes and taste buds, but you don’t need fresh spinach and blueberries to make a seriously healthy smoothie for a quick breakfast.
Just some ripe bananas and a handful of other delights, like plump sweet raisins and anti-oxidant rich chia seeds will do.
Blended together with lots of fresh water, this makes a wonderfully nutrient dense banana smoothie that tastes amazing and to me….just feels RIGHT!
Are you into smoothie breakfasts? What ingredients would you like to start incorporating into your smoothie combinations? Let me know in the comments.
- 4 medium sized ripe bananas (I use freeze them first!)
- ½ cup raisins
- ½ cup chia seeds
- 1½ cups water
- Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.