Don't Skip Breakfast!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and yet, it always seems to be the one meal that is forgotten. It's easy to forget, what with how crazy mornings can be sometimes, but most nutritionists agree that we are doing our bodies a great disservice when we skip breakfast.
Not only does this meal kick start your metabolism for the day, it also prepares your body and mind for the events the day has ahead. It keeps our energy levels up and gets those creative juices flowing for work, school, the gym, etc.
Fast Breakfast Alternative
Thankfully, breakfast doesn't need to be a big production. Smoothies are one of the quickest and simplest meals, requiring only a few ingredients and less than ten minutes. The key to smoothies is choosing the right energy boosting and filling ingredients.
In order to make a proper breakfast smoothie, you need to focus on combining the right ingredients to keep you full, energized, and ready to take on the day. The following breakfast smoothie recipe contains a few key superfoods to do just that.
Breakfast Smoothie Recipe
Chia Seeds - Tiny nutrient powerhouses, chia seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, protein and fiber as well as various vitamins and minerals.
Honey – Raw honey contains natural antioxidants, enzymes and minerals including iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and selenium.
Spirulina - This superfood is worthy of its "super" title. Spirulina contains every nutrient needed for the human body, including over 50% chlorophyll content to help detox the blood of dangerous toxins. It is also rich in protein and iron. Spirulina can be purchased in powder form by itself or in a mixed green powder. Check out the Athletic Greens Superfood Powder review for a great superfood powder for smoothies!
Raw Cacao & Cacao Nibs - Chocolate in its raw, pure form, raw cacao powder and cacao nibs contain some of the highest content of antioxidants in the world (more than both green tea and red wine!). Also chock full of vitamins and minerals, raw cacao contains B-vitamins, vitamin C and E as well as magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron and more.
And of course, you can also add some wheatgrass or substitute wheatgrass for spirulina or any green leafy vegetabel. Wheatgrass is another one of natures superfoods. Check out an great recipe with Wheatgrass along with the best wheatgrass juicer reviews.
Never skip breakfast again with this delicious and filling superfood packed breakfast smoothie recipe. With nutrients to energize your body for the day ahead and filling protein and fiber to keep your hunger at bay, you’ll be able to take on the day!
Combine all ingredients except cacao nibs into a blender.
Blend on high until smooth.
Add in cacao nibs and blend just until incorporated.
Add more ice if desired!