You know those weeks where you have the best of intentions to pay attention and make healthy choices. Then an hour after your breakfast smoothie, you’re like where’s the snacks?
That used to be me. Once I made small changes so I could stay fueled all morning, enjoying smoothies became easier and that nagging feeling of I dunno if I can do this for a whole week melted away.
The One Daily Habit to Boost Your Energy
Smoothies can give you that full feeling for the entire morning. And if you make them with the right mix of ingredients you won’t be looking for snacks an hour in. And the best part is you’ll have long-lasting energy.
Smoothies are one of the easiest ways to flood your body with vitamins, antioxidants, phytochemicals and all sorts of nourishment your body needs to thrive. Every part of our body works better when we’re properly nourished. Our bowels, blood sugar levels, our mood + ability to concentrate as well as our sleep patterns.
All that slow burning fuel in your smoothie will feed your brain to keep you sharp and energized throughout the day. I’ve always needed more protein than a few handfuls of spinach provides to get me through a morning. And fat is one of the best slow burning nutrients. It feeds our brain which is over 60% fat, so we need healthy fat for our brain to function optimally.
I leave you now to go make this. Every ingredient has been carefully selected. One for taste (it’s always about good flava) and two for optimal nourishment. So make it as is before you add your own spin on it.
I’d love to know how you feel about adding fat and protein to your smoothie. Do you notice a difference when you go without and when you add them in? Share with me in the comments below.
Energy Boosting Smoothie
serves 1 (approx 32 oz)
2 1/2 cups spinach (lightly packed) or 2 large handfuls
1 apple, cored and quartered
3/4 cup mango slices, frozen
1 cup nut or seed milk
1 cup water
1 scoop (about 1/4 cup) plant-based unflavoured protein powder (Sunwarrior is my go-to)
1-inch knob ginger, peeled
1/2 Tbsp chia seeds
- Add all ingredients to high-powered blender, blending on high until smooth (about 2 minutes)
- Pour into a glass jar and enjoy