Breakfast at our house needs to be two things: fast and healthy. I realize that donuts and toaster pastries are fast, but that’s not the kind of food I want to bank on getting me, Troy or our kids through until lunch.
I experiment with different combinations of smoothies just about daily. But no matter how many I find that are so good, I keep coming back to my old standby. I get asked about this smoothie recipe a lot. I call it the “Chocolate Dream” – and it’s loaded with the kind of food that will help jumpstart anyone’s day.
Low in fat and even lower in cholesterol, spinach is high in niacin and zinc, as well as protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese. Spinach is loaded with good things for just about every part of your body.
It protects your body from free radicals, particularly in the colon. It’s good for your healthy cardiovascular system, and helps lower high blood pressure. Studies also have shown that spinach helps maintain your vigorous brain function, memory and mental clarity.
Avocados are known for helping to fight cardiovascular disease, aid in weight management, diabetes, and have an ability to enhance your body’s absorption of nutrients. They’re also anti-inflammatory and can help protect against liver damage.
A Smooth Move
You can’t go wrong when you fuel your body with these foods and nutrients first thing in the morning. An added bonus is that a smoothie is a gentle wake-up for your digestive system, too.
You know your morning routine? It’s the same thing over and over, right? Switch it up. Try adding this into your routine. Little changes like this make a big difference in your body. Be intentional about your choices and work toward being #bettertodaythanyesterday .