I’ve always been that kind of person who has 1002 things on her plate…
Things are always left to last minute…
I’m always taking on more things because I think I can accomplish them in said time…
And I’m forever running late. (I actually found out yesterday that my waxing lady told me my appointment was half n hour later than what was scheduled just so I would show up on time! Yep.)
I’m not sure if that will ever change…
However – one thing that has most definitely changed in the last few years is my eating patterns & the way I look after my body.
Back in the day, if I was late – whatever the appropriate meal was for that time of day would be missed – simple as that.
No time = no time to eat.
These days – making sure i’m giving my body the support it needs is at the top of my list.
Now trust me – I get it… It’s super easy to let yourself run around like a crazy person trying to accomplish everything because that clock ain’t going to stop – but the thing is – if you don’t provide your body with the proper fuel it needs – you AREN’T going to preform at your best!!! That – I promise you!
Now don’t get me wrong here – I’m not saying that you shouldn’t ‘fast’, as fasting can be very beneficial for some people to clear out damaged cells & detoxify their body – however fasting is a completely different situation & should only be done in a calm & relaxing environment when you have time to take naps etc. & really look after yourself. Right now, I’m talking about everyday life. Everyday life when you’re running around like a mad man skipping your breaky or lunch or dinner because you don’t have time…
And this is where the humble smoothie comes in 🙂
Because as you likely know…
A. It probably takes less than a minute to chuck everything in your blender & blend it all up
And B. You can drink it on the go!
The thing is – if you’re going to have a smoothie as a meal replacement – you need to do it the right way.
The right way: Including a mix of good fats, proteins & antioxidants (& LOW sugar fruit if desired) to energise your body, keep you sustained & keep your blood sugar levels stable.
The wrong way: Including too much fruit (especially high sugar fruits like banana), other sweeteners, or not enough fat or protein, leading to blood sugar spikes, hunger & possible malnourishment.
Yep – Unfortunately these days it’s very common to chuck a few bananas & nut milk in a blender, maybe with some honey as well.
The thing is though – that banana smoothie will contain a LOT of sugar & little protein or fat.
Now one day very soon I’m going to make a smoothie eBook for you to give you a heap of different ideas & recipes to create perfect smoothies for the run, every time… but because we’ve just acknowledged that I’m always taking on more things than I have time for…. today I’m just going to stick to one smoothie :p
My FAVOURITE smoothie in fact, which will keep your body feeling fabulous! (If “up & go” was actually healthy – this is what it would be like! Pitty it’s not!)
The Perfect body loving Smoothie for when you’re on the run!
1 Can coconut milk (fat)
1/2 Avocado (fat)
1 – 2 eggs (I have 1, Anth has 2) (protein)
1/2 cup FROZEN Blueberries (If not frozen, add ice as well so your smoothie is nice & cold!) (antioxidants, low sugar fruit)
3 Kale leaves (antioxidants)
2 big Silverbeet/Chard leaves (antioxidants)
1/4 big lemon OR 1/2 small lemon (don’t forgo the lemon – it will take away from the bitterness of the greens) (antioxidants)
2 tbsp coconut oil (fat)
Throw all ingredients into a high speed blender & blend until smooth & creamy.
Pour into a glass jar & enjoy!