How do we have the energy and vitality to live the healthy, fun-filled lifestyle we always talk about? We try to stay up to date on the latest research and advice and, of course, when we find something, we like that makes sense to us, we try to incorporate it into our own lifestyles.
I recently took a VERY informative class called WildFit by Eric Edmeades through a platform that I use a lot called MindValley. They have fabulous courses of all kinds, but this particular one was a 90-day health challenge that I recommend. It offers an amazing amount of education that you probably won’t hear anywhere else as well as great advice, recipes and support through your health journey.
My main take away from this course was the benefits of a variety of greens added to my diet. Since I finished the course, I learned that there are differences between greens. I learned that I don’t like mustard greens at all, but there are others that I do like. Spinach, kale, collard greens and even Swiss chard offer a wide variety of nutrients and mixing it up just keeps things exciting and keeps my green smoothies from getting boring.
While Eric encouraged us to drink green drinks that just include veggies, I prefer to start my day with a combination of fruit and veggies. Just veggies is a fabulous way to get those vitamins inside you and it is a great way to lose weight and stay in ketosis if that is your goal. But I find that I really get a great boost of energy each morning by starting with about 8 ounces of liquid (usually water, coconut water or almond milk) and continue by adding one or two fruits…maybe strawberry and banana, or orange and pineapple, then I add about 3 handfuls of different greens. If I want to add protein, I often put in a tablespoon or two of almond butter (no sugar), or a tablespoon or two of chia seeds, hemp seeds, or flax seeds. Using frozen fruit for one of the fruits makes a colder more refreshing smoothie. Or you can just add ½ cup of ice and then blend it in the Vitamix, for up to 20 seconds and Boom! I’ve got an easy, healthy breakfast that pumps up my energy and gets me off to a healthy start.
Easy peasy, the options are endless.
Here’s to your energy and vitality! Enjoy.
Action Steps: Add more fruits and veggies to your shopping list!