When it comes to breakfast options, I'm a pretty hard girl to please. As my least favorite meal of the day, I typically go for a cup of coffee, toast and call it a day. But on a quest for more energy to crank out my hectic life and workout schedule, breakfast has been my way of setting the eating tone for the day. I was introduced to the idea of juicing and smoothie-making a while ago, but I've been on a total smoothie kick as of late, and for good reasons.
1.) Total Time Saver: It's super easy! On mornings I'm still bleery eyed and half-awake it's a brainless way to get my morning started off right.
2.) Vitamins and Nutrients the Natural Way: We all know that the best way to get your vitamins and nutrients are from FOOD! I'd love to think, I eat right 100% of the time, but let's be honest. It's tough. I prefer to drink my fruits and veggies rather than eat them.
3.) Variety and Creativity: I consider smoothie making my little quest to becoming a chef. Not really, but it makes me uber proud that i can come up with something delicious and orginial on the fly! I tend not to measure or follow recipes so each smoothie is a suprise. It also give me good reason to use fruits and veggies before they spoil.
4.) Nature's Remedy: I'm a firm believer that nature can be the cure for many ailments, including digestion issues (clears throat). Mix and match veggies, herbs and even spices as a natural healing aid.
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