Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle when leading a busy life can be a challenge. One of the simplest ways to improve your overall health is to increase the nutrient density of your diet, along with regular exercise and mindfulness practices, of course.
One thing many people often debate about is the importance of breakfast – some say it’s the most important meal of the day, others argue against the fact. For some, making a healthy breakfast can seem like a chore, for others, they just aren’t hungry in the morning and would prefer to grab a coffee instead, I see both of this in clinic very often! The truth is, for most people, breakfast is an important part of life. It is the very first meal of the day in which you get the chance to nourish your body and also it’s the meal that is going to get you through the day by supplying your body with nutrients that will support high energy levels and fight off any signs of fatigue.
Nutrients & the human body
In clinic, I personally find all my clients are much better off consuming a nutrient rich breakfast. A healthy balanced breakfast can offer you so many health benefits, such as improved concentration during the day, stable blood sugar levels and better mental and physical performance. It will also contribute to a nutrient-rich diet that supplies your body with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fibre your body needs for glowing skin, balanced hormones, a healthy microbiome and contribute to the general wellbeing of the human body.
Why is this smoothie so good?
Smoothies can really change people's lives. Especially when you add one 85gm sachet serving of Super Me powder to your breakfast smoothie. It’s loaded with healthy fats (12.2g per serve), protein (17.6g per serve) both very important for stable blood sugar levels. It also contains a shelf stable probiotic (my personal fave as I’m all about gut health), as well as spirulina (another fave ingredient), which is rich in iron and B vitamins and is very alkalizing, and many other amazing nutrients such as raw cacao powder, beetroot, blueberries (all very high in antioxidants), cinnamon (for a touch of sweetness, and to reduce insulin levels and support blood sugar level), goji berries and camu camu (both very high in vitamin C), ashwagandha (helps to lower stress/anxiety), 12 ingredients are anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and so much more!
What more could you want? All in one easy sachet, making it easy for you to throw into a blender with a few other ingredients for a nutrient dense meal.
Here are 6 other reasons how a breakfast smoothie could improve your life:
- Increase your daily fruit and vegetable intake – the best way to eat more than 2-4 servings of veggies & fruit at once
- Improves hydration – an easy way to increase your fluid intake if you use filtered water, coconut water or almond milk (as it’s pretty much 95% water)
- Increases fibre – prevents constipation, lowers cholesterol, keeps you fuller for longer
- Better, clearer skin – smoothies contain easily digested nutrients
- High in Antioxidants – which helps to prevent cellular damage (hello anti-ageing!)
- It’s quick – you simply throw ingredients into a blender or nutribullet and you’ve got a meal in minutes!
Are you a believer yet that smoothies could possibly change your world? Why not try it for yourself! I challenge you to drink a green smoothie daily for two weeks and then assess your energy levels and skin health at the beginning and end. You will be addicted to the improved energy, mood, and reduced cravings!
Here is a simple recipe for you to begin with:
- 1 serving Super Me
- ½ cup berries
- ½ banana (or more berries)
- 1 tbsp nut butter
- 1 handful spinach
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or filtered water