“They” say that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I know that many of you may skip breakfast, either from being in a hurry or just NOT hungry. I’m even guilty of doing this. But, here’s what your body is missing out on when you skip a nutrient-dense breakfast:

1. Breakfast jumpstarts your metabolism and helps you burn more calories in a day. When you skip breakfast, you’re telling your body to conserve energy (calories) instead of burning them. 2. Helps to regulate your Blood Sugar throughout the day. You won’t have that brain fog or insatiable hunger by 10am where in you eat EVERYTHING in sight. 3. By adding a source of healthy fat to your breakfast, you are feeding the energy machine. Energy regulation is something I hear about often. Start by eating 3 balanced meals a day. 4. Mood. Eating breakfast helps your mood throughout the day because it’s actually helping your hormone health.

A great way to get a quick breakfast, packed with nutrients, is to make a smoothie. I know, sounds too easy, right?! But, it’s something that gets overlooked quite often. You hear the excuse, “I’m too busy to eat breakfast.” or “I’m not hungry in the morning.” or “I don’t like to cook breakfast.” Whatever the excuse, I’m here to tell you, that maybe all you need is a smoothie. Feeding your body the right foods can never be wrong. Why not start with something balanced in the morning to “break the fast” of sleeping all night? Below is a 7 ingredient smoothie hack.

Quick smoothie recipes here.
For those whom made a ritual out of breakfast and are looking for a challenge, try here.

Are those too complicated for you? Here’s a great hack for a smoothie: Simple smoothie: Blend 8 ounces of unsweetened non-dairy milk (coconut milk, almond milk, Milkadamia, hemp milk), 1/2 cup frozen berries, 1 handful of spinach or other leafy greens, 1 TBSP nut butter and 1 TBSP of flaxseeds or chia seeds (or 1/2 TBP ground flax seeds). That’s it — a perfect smoothie. You can add a scoop of collagen powder for gut health.

Any way you blend it, it’s dense nutrition for your body. Feed it what it’s really craving = whole, nutrient dense foods.

In health,

Heather Z.