5 Easy Energy Boosting Smoothies
My boyfriend comes snuggling up to me with a "Good Morning Sunshine!!!" every Saturday. He is a morning person, but for me and many others, it's a struggle to crawl out of bed almost every morning. Maybe it's lack of sleep, over training, or depression - but lack of energy in the morning is a real problem.
Most of us reach for a cup of coffee or tea for a quick caffeine boost to get a jump start on our day. Have you ever thought about starting your day off with an all natural, non-caffeinated jolt? It's a hard habit to break, but as much as I love coffee, there is a far better method of staying awake and energetic than knocking back all those dehydrating coffees.
Smoothies are a great alternative in the morning: smoothies are more nourishing and rejuvenating - live nutrients and enzymes in juices and smoothies feed every cell in your body, while liquids from the fruits keep you hydrated. A breakfast smoothie can help replenish those energy reserves, and provide protein, fiber, and vitamins to get you through the day.
Here are my 5 all time favorite smoothies for ENERGY that are as good for you as they are delicious and can be enjoyed as either a wake-up tonic or an afternoon refresher.
Morning Sunshine Smoothie - a sweet and slightly tangy citrus smoothie
Ingredients: 2-3 freshly-juiced tangerines, 1 ruby red grapefruit, and a handful of frozen strawberries. Peel and juice the tangerines with the grapefruit, and puree the blended juice with the frozen strawberries.