Whenever you have lots of fruit in your kitchen, it’s always a good idea to make a smoothie.  Don’t focus on following an exact recipe – just throw everything in the blender and it will taste great!

My smoothie today included blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, banana, ground flax seeds, cashews, fresh mint and water.  Lots of antioxidants and lots of fibre too!  The great thing about having fruit first thing in the morning, is its ability to digest easily in the body.  When you’re asleep, your digestive organs slow down for the night.  If you bombard your body with a huge breakfast, it can leave you feeling tired later on.  You can use up a lot of your enzymes to break down the food and feel that you don’t have as much energy later on.  Smoothies are a great option to have if you’re on a detox as well.

In order to support efficient digestion, try eating smaller meals more frequently throughout the day.  Rather than having 3 large meals, enjoy fruit for breakfast, followed by a mid-morning snack and carry on with lighter meals.  This will help to stabilize blood sugars, decrease cravings and provide a steady flow of nutrients for the body.


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