Improve Your Morning Routine with a Breakfast Detox Cocktail
Good Morning! Rise & shine.
Morning routines are everything. How you start your days can often determine how you will spend and finish them.
The BEST thing you can do first thing in the morning is prime your body for mental alertness, healthy digestion, and health.
Keep reading to find out how…
For years, I’ve yearned for some overly ambitious morning routines, filled with yoga, meditation, & pushups followed by a healthy, breakfast and productive spurts of writing & creativity.
Good luck with that.
In reality, I’m not an early bird and my mornings are a groggy and panicked dash from bed to bathroom, to closet, to fridge, to front door.
Meanwhile, I have found one routine that has transformed my body & eating habits. It is one of my favorite recipe that only takes about 10 minutes to make for a complete breakfast.
It gives you a morning dose of nutrients and protein that will make you feel energized, full, and steer you away from over-eating.
Best of all, there are are cleansing ingredients in it that help digestion to start your day off right.
WARNING: This is breakfast smoothie sort of resembles an algae pond. It might taste like it at first too, but trust me, you will learn to love it. And the health benefits are absolutely worth it.
- 1 Scoop Whey Protein Isolate Powder
There is a reason why everyone is so obsessed with protein powder. Starting your day with a dose of protein will ease your body out of it’s nightly fast by regulating your blood sugar and sating your body. This prevents you from over-eating throughout the day, primes you to build muscle, and keeps your digestive system going.
- 1 Scoop Biotics Nutriclear– Detox Supplement
I swear by this stuff. It’s a biologically active, hypoallergenic “clearing formula” designed to support detoxification and healing in the gastrointestinal tract and liver.
NutriClear cleanses the body in “metabolic clearing” programs- eliminating the build up of toxic substances. This enables your body to recover from imbalances, work more efficiently, and ultimately look and feel healthier.
- 1 Scoop Greens Powder
- 1 Tablespoon Organic Fresh Flax Oil
Why Flax Seed Oil? Because of it’s healthy dose of Omega 3’s and polyunsaturated fatty acids (such as alpha-linolenic acid), Flaxseed Oil has been known to reduce the risk of cancer and heart-disease, aid growth of healthy hair and nails, and play a essential role in burning body fat.
This healthy form of fat also helps prevent wrinkles (you can even rub it on your face to reduce skin imperfections) but it is healthiest when digested. I could go on all day about how amazing EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids) like these are for weight loss, health, and disease prevention. You’ll just have to wait for Day #22 for a full lesson. For now, take my word for it.
- A few shakes of cinnamon
Cinnamon is magical- it controls insulin levels, steadies blood sugar, Lowers LDL cholesterol, helps burn belly fat, and suppresses the appetite. Obviously, you should be eating this stuff a lot. Sprinkle some in your morning drink!
- 1 Hefty squeeze of lemon juice– Lemon is an excellent dose of vitamin C (proven to aid weight loss). This not only will add fresh zest to your drink, but suppress food craving and work to cleanse your digestive system.
- Now for flavor, add your choice of frozen fruits. I prefer:
- 1/2 Cup Organic Frozen Peaches, Strawberries, Blueberries, or Raspberries.
- Brownie points for the Brave: Add 1/2 Cup of Kale for extra leafy ruffage & nutrients.
- 3-4 ice cubes
- A splash of water for easy-blending
Proceed to blend these ingredients into a pulp and drink.
Yum! My morning cocktail.
Because of my tiny frame, and equally tiny budget, I sometimes use about half a scoop of each powder ingredient instead of a full scoop.
Supplements can be expensive but considering how much I save on food gorging by drinking this every day, I consider it worth it.
This shake can account for anywhere between 200- 400 calories depending on what you add.
Again, the cleansing & nutritional benefits are WORTH IT. Your body will be thrilled to get the vitamins it needs and you will be on a much quicker road to your weight loss goal.