For me, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Going without it is like driving my car on an empty tank of gas. However, sometimes I just don't feel like eating food. And I'll make that sensual cup of coffee instead. I loooooove my morning cup of coffee... However, starting the day with coffee is like "putting jet fuel in a Volkswagon," says the nutritionist at About Your Health. You start off with a big blast, which quickly fades, and then you run on empty for the rest of the day. You might think, " I'll eat a healthy lunch..." But because you started off with that bang/crash, your body spends the day trying to catch up. You need to BREAKyourFAST with something sustainable. She recommends starting the day with protein, greens and omega fatty acids. Sounds like an odd combo but she gave me a smoothie recipe that works great. In a blender I combine water (sometimes coconut milk,) Bluebonnet protein powder, Udo’s Oil, spinach and a small portion of banana. The banana is what cuts the taste of the spinach and the oil. It really tastes great, I promise. And sometimes I’ll add strawberries or blueberries.
Now did I give up my coffee? No. Do I drink it first thing? Yeah, I do. But, I immediately chase that caffeine with the smoothie and things go well for me. If I eat or do the smoothie and then do the coffee, I get an upset stomach. We are all different. Experiment. See what works for you.