A guest post by Samantha Gladish, Holistic Wellness Expert
It’s Monday morning, you’re rushed, overwhelmed with your workload for your day ahead and don’t have time for breakfast. It’s common to hit the snooze button or get so busy getting your kids off to school that you forget about yourself and forget to get in some quality food to help nourish and energize you for your day.
Every day you have the opportunity to recharge your health and body. And let’s face it, with all the stressful deadlines, meetings, events, engagements and family commitments we have throughout the week, the body really needs some serious nutrition.
Your body wants so badly to be fueled with good food. If you’re looking for some much-needed energy; trust me, it doesn’t lie in the Grande Starbucks latte you like to enjoy or the sugar filled donut or cookie you slip in the afternoon.
There’s a reason you reach for those foods…
- You’re stressed – this causes a serious imbalance in your hormones, particularly cortisol, causing you to crave comfort foods, such as bagels, pasta, donuts, cookies and anything else that is beige and filled with sugar.
- You’re blood sugar is imbalanced – you might have skipped breakfast, or decided a bowl of corn flakes with your antibiotic and hormone induced milk was the best way to fuel your body. Add a latte to the mix and well, you’ve just entered into blood sugar roller coaster zone. Good chance your memory won’t be as sharp and you’ll be cranky and moody most of the day.
- You’re body is asking for nutrients – most of the time we think we need to reach for sugar or carbs to fuel us, but really, our body is just asking for some nutrient dense food. Leafy greens, healthy fats, quality protein, this is what your body is really asking for.
VegEssential can provide you with a variety of essential nutrients, healthy fats and blood sugar stabilizing protein. So even when you’re rushed in the morning and don’t have time to make breakfast, you can trust that VegEssential has your back.
Five minutes is all you need to whip up a delicious and healthy smoothie that will increase your energy and sustain you throughout your morning. Best part is, your kids can even enjoy it too! Make this delicious Raspberry Spinach VegEssential Smoothie and reap the many nutritious benefits for the whole day!
Raspberry Spinach VegEssential Smoothie
2 cups almond or coconut milk
1 cup packed spinach
1/3 cup frozen or fresh raspberries
½ tablespoon almond butter
1 scoop vanilla VegEssential
Blend on high in high-speed blender.
Drink and Enjoy!
Samantha Gladish is the brainchild and fun loving foodie behind www.holisticwellness.ca. Focusing on weight loss and hormonal balance, Samantha coaches women all over the globe. From whole food nutrition, to strategic supplementation and using her Qualitarian approach, Samantha helps guide women to living happier and healthier. You can find her cooking up quality food on a regular basis or reading the latest health book. Samantha is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Metabolic Balance Weight Loss Coach, Hormone Cure Coach and Author of The Qualitarian Life. She is also the creator and developer of the unique and popular line of all natural holistic dental products, including Salty Kisses Toothpaste™ and Hippie Floss Oil™.