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Smoothies: A quick alternative to a fast breakfast?




Smoothies: A quick alternative to a fast breakfast?

We all need and crave energy. Sometimes it is so easy to want to grab a quick bowl of cereal, or a sandwich or even forget breakfast and just get through the morning on 1-2 cups of coffee for the energy to survive the day. But I don’t want you to just survive through the day; I want you to THRIVE through the day.
I also don’t want you to go on the “crash and crave” roller coaster for the entire day. If you begin your morning with caffeinated coffee and sugar, you will crash, and you will be either too tired to make it through your responsibilities or you will be reaching for another cup of coffee to get through a few more hours.

Smoothies are another quick alternative to a fast breakfast that can help energize you throughout the entire day. When you toss in some greens, a little fruit, and a healthy liquid like almond or coconut milk you are bound to feel energetic and ready to take on the day. Starting the day with a smoothie also gives you well needed antioxidants which help protect our bodies from free radicals, and it is a great low glycemic start.
This works to balance your blood sugar. You know your blood sugar is off when you experience dips in your energy or you regularly feel sleepy and tired in the afternoon (another good time to have a smoothie). This is important because having balanced blood sugar is what keeps your energy consistent throughout the day and stabilizes your moods. 

And who doesn’t want more energy and better moods?

A morning smoothie will provide your body with the nutrients it needs to produce natural energy and naturally boost your metabolism.


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Dana Dinnawi

Dana Dinnawi is an Integrative Nutrition health coach specializing in empowering women to improve their health and family life. She received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she studied more than one hundred dietary theories and a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. She can be reached through her website and Facebook page.

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