I love to eat—that’s why I became a registered dietitian and started a weekly cooking show on YouTube! A nourishing breakfast gives me energy and makes it easier to manage my appetite with wholesome dietary choices all day long. The first thing I do in the morning is hydrate…even before I caffeinate. I drink a big glass of filtered water, preferably lemon water with a splash of apple cider vinegar. Then I move on to a plant-powered breakfast, which usually involves a green smoothie.
Smoothies are a great way to pack in fruits, veggies, and lots of fiber to keep you feeling full. Bonus? They’re so easy to prepare. My smoothies consist of mostly pre-frozen fruits and veggies, like frozen broccoli, frozen strawberries, or a banana. Then I’ll add a scoop of plant-based protein, fresh pre-washed greens, and some type of seed such as hemp seeds, chia seeds, or flaxseeds. Then grab a nondairy base (coconut milk, almond milk, or water), and finally, the ice. I mix up my smoothie ingredients all the time to add variety to my diet, so I may add fresh ginger, turmeric, nut butter, avocado...whatever I’m in the mood for!