If you’re suffering from lackluster skin, ingrowns, and general sluggishness…
CONSIDER SWITCHING UP YOUR BREAKFAST.
Move away from bread, yogurt, cereal for your first meal of the day. (Wheat, carbs, and dairy can create inflammatory responses.)
REPLACE IT WITH A GREEN SMOOTHIE.
Fiber will help you be more regular.
Using water as your liquid gets you an extra glass of hydration.
Fruit tastes good…AND has antioxidants that are great for your skin.
Vegetables have all kinds of vitamins.
Leafy greens contain trace minerals to help your body process and retain said nutrients (plus they count as a salad – bonus!).
Add all of this awesomeness up and whirl it in a blender for a few seconds and suddenly you’re drinking a giant ANTI-INFLAMMATORY shake.
So! Many! Fruits! Vegetables! Healthy Things!
Totally takes the pressure off the rest of the day.
And it helps hangovers.
But I digress.
YOUR SMOOTHIE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE FANCY.
Just a few ingredients will do.
A Vitamix is not required (although it helps).
SOME TIPS TO GET YOU STARTED:
Use spinach as your greens if you’re nervous about bitterness.
Frozen fruit totally works.
Non-organic produce is just fine – it’s still better than no produce at all.
Switch up your ingredients depending on what’s in season. For example, now is a great time to add pears. Last month was perfect for peaches. Citrus is abundant in winter.
Your smoothie will last about 2 1/2 days in the fridge (or a month in the freezer). Make a bunch ahead of time and then grab & go!
If you’re a Friday or Saturday morning appointment person, you’ll likely see me sipping mine at the studio. It totally gets me through till lunch.
I especially love smoothies on busy days, as I don’t have time to eat actual food between clients.
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