5 Ways to Start Your Morning Right!
I’m all about healthy, delicious and EASY food! Easy and affordable is important to me: if healthy food isn’t simple to prepare and budget-friendly, than most people won’t bother to prepare a healthy meal after a long day. But a healthy day begins with a healthy morning right from the get-go! Here are my tips for starting your day off on the right foot:
Get plenty of protein and fiber at breakfast. A doughnut and coffee just won’t cut it! Your biggest meals should be breakfast and lunch to fuel your busy days, and getting plenty of protein and fiber at these meals will ensure that your blood sugar will remain steady until your next meal. Steady blood sugar = better energy for the day!
If you drink coffee, enjoy it with food. Caffeine on an empty stomach hits your system much faster, but it will also leave your system faster resulting in a crash later on. Slow down the absorption of the caffeine by dinking it with your breakfast and your caffeine high/low won’t be as extreme.
Look at some light. Looking at a computer screen at night can disrupt your sleep, but doing the same thing in the morning can actually help you wake up. Whether it’s opening a window, checking some email, or turning all the lights on, getting plenty of light as soon as you wake will tell your brain it’s time to move!
Move your body. Don’t hit snooze – instead, get up and go for a walk, do some yoga, stretch, or get busy around the house. Moving your body early sets the tone for an active day!
The best choice for this recipe is Greek yogurt since it has plenty of protein, but if you are like me and can’t have dairy, try using coconut milk Greek yogurt and stir in some of your favorite protein powder. For the granola, try to find one that is high in fiber and isn’t loaded with too much fat and sugar. Or you can make your own granola!
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