We often hear, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Is it? It all depends on your lifestyle and body.
If you work out at night, you will be depleted of energy in the morning and need fuel ASAP. Some people fast in the morning and that works for them. In general, it’s important to get something in you within the first 3-6 hours of waking up.
When you wake up, your body is dehydrated. Drink a glass of warm, not hot, water with freshly squeezed lemon and a teaspoon of organic unpasteurized apple cider vinegar (Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar).
Why? We should maintain a normal blood pH level of 7.35 – 7.45. High acidity or a high pH interferes with weight loss, bladder and kidney conditions and chronic inflammation. Just to name a few. Lemon is naturally alkalizing. Apple cider vinegar may seem strange, but it aids in digestion, enhances your immune system, lowers high blood pressure, adjusts blood sugar levels and improves oral health.
A yummy smoothie you can make for breakfast:
- Watercress (supergreen)
- Slice of ginger
- Chia seeds
- Pumpkin seeds
- Flax seeds
- Coconut oil
- Unpasteurized honey
- Raw almond butter
- ½ frozen banana
- Frozen berries
- Unsweetened almond milk
- Protein powder (optional)
You can always substitute peanut butter for almond butter, coconut milk for almond milk, etc. You get the gist.
Sounds like a lot of prep work, but most of it can be done the night before. It’s worth it and your body will thank you!