Super Juices, Smoothies, and Shakes
Welcome to your free sample of my online training, Ready for Raw!You're about to experience a brief clip from one of the 15 action-packed sessions you'll get when you enroll in Ready for Raw. Below, you'll find out about the exciting world of super-easy super drinks. Drinking one at breakfast truly can set you up to feel healthier and more energetic all day long!
Breakfast: The Raw Truth
Feeling energized is one of my favorite perks of eating a hi-raw diet, and I find that it often hinges on the choices I make as soon as I get up in the morning. In this session, we'll talk about those morning choices and what you can do to set yourself up for the healthiest, happiest day possible. Then, just for fun, we'll finish up with a delectable treat to end your day healthfully and happily as well. But first things first…breakfast…
You've probably been hearing about the importance of eating a "good breakfast" for years. But what does that mean? Cereal and milk? Eggs and toast? Sausage? Much of the current hype about breakfast stems from the idea that if you eat a substantial morning meal, you'll be less likely to hungrily grab junk food later. There is truth to that. If you lead a busy life and don't take time to eat until you're famished, you will be inclined to consume whatever is easiest. And in our culture, that's usually something pretty dreadful.
But the problem with eating a big, standard American breakfast is that it means your body will then spend a lot of energy digesting without receiving many nutrients. You may not feel hungry later, but you will soon feel tired. Sound familiar? If so, and if being stuffed and tired isn't the way you want to spend your days, then this will be an important session for you. We're going to focus on the better alternative—the way to keep the morning meal light, but highly nutritious, so it truly meets your body's needs.
As we discussed last session, fruits and green leafy vegetables are the lightest, most nutritious foods you can consume. In fact, they're perfect for your body in the morning. The idea of having fruit for breakfast is, obviously, not new. Most of us have done it at one time or another. Maybe you've grabbed a couple bananas or an orange on the run. Or you might have mixed fruits that were in season together as a fruit salad. Fruit is the simplest breakfast you can eat, and most people love it.
But the concept of green vegetables for breakfast is another story. That's a new idea for most of us, and a lot of people scowl when they first hear about it. I'm guessing that right now, the thought of leaping out of bed in the morning for some veggies doesn't sound all that appealing. But it's actually surprisingly easy to make green veggies a tasty start to your day. You just need to have a couple of raw food techniques up your sleeve.