Having breakfast is such a hassle for me and I drag all the time!!! Waking up in the morning and eating right away is super not appealing to me…but since I have to eat to get through my busy days and to maintain good health and body weight, I decided to find something quick and fun to eat/drink.
In this post, I am sharing with you what I usually have for breakfast on the daily; and that’s a super duper delicious smoothie. It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s SUPER filling. You can choose whatever fruit you want and even add veggies to your own preference and taste buds.
These are the ingredients I use:
-Almond Milk: 1/2 Cup
-Coconut Water: 1 1/2 Cup
-Almond Butter: 1 Tsp
-Fruits (anything you like): 1 1/2 cup
-Chia Seeds: 2 Tsp
-Flax Seed: 2 Tsp
You put the fruits (I chose bananas, strawberries and kiwi), the almond butter, the almond milk and coconut water in the blender to mix for 1 or 2 mins until fruits are smooth. Then pour your smoothie in your cup and voila! You’re done. Super simple and easy and let’s not forget amazingly tasty.
The almond milk is a good substitute for those who are lactose intolerant or those who aren’t into milk like I am. It is also beneficial to good health and skin because it has 50 percent of the recommended daily amount of vitamin E, which contains antioxidant properties essential to your skin’s health. It helps in muscle strength and healing because it contains plenty of B vitamins such as iron and riboflavin, both important for muscle growth and healing.
The almond butter has healthy fats and fiber. Almond butter offers cardiovascular benefits because of its fiber and fat content. Each serving of almond butter contains 18 grams of fat, made up primarily of unsaturated fatty acids. These are good fats and they help improve your blood cholesterol levels to combat cardiovascular disease, and also provide energy.
The coconut water is not only rich in essential electrolytes (calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and sodium), but it also good for good skin and hydration. It not only tastes good but it also adds benefits to your smoothie.
Fruits are obviously a good source of vitamins, energy and all the good stuff the body needs. Depending on the fruits or veggies you decide to use, the benefits will vary.
Once all the those ingredients are mixed and poured into your cup, you can then add the chia seed and the flax seed on the top. The chia seeds are loaded with antioxidants, fibers, Omega-3s and more. Bottom line is the chia seeds are high in quality protein and this aids in weight loss because they can drastically reduce appetite and cravings. The flax seeds are like the chia seeds; where they are full of antioxidants and Omega-3s. But they also help maintain a good digestive system due to the high percentage of fibers and magnesium.
The shake it all and drink it up. It usually keeps me pretty satisfied and full for a couple of hours. I sometimes don’t ever feel the need to nibble between breakfast and lunch.
Hope y’all enjoyed this post and found it helpful. If you are a smoothie/shake junkie like I am, leave a comment below on what you prefer using in your drink.