I’ve made a few changes to my weekly routine that have had a significant effect on my energy level and general feelings of happiness. I’m now exercising almost daily and immediately after the kids go to school. I’m spending a few less hours plugged in or online each week. And I’m eating breakfast regularly! Or I should say, drinking breakfast regularly.
I’ve never been a big breakfast eater, which all nutritionists will tell you is a very bad thing. (Weekend stops at IHOP excluded! Come to me hash browns… ) In the past, I was content each weekday with a big ol’ mug of coffee until about 11 a.m. when I suddenly felt starving and grouchy. Bad Kate, very bad!
We’ve all read how important it is to jump start your metabolism in the morning, so I started making smoothies in the a.m. and they’re now a big hit around the house – I crave them, Matt loves them, and the kids slurp them down too.
One of the challenging things about a daily smoothie craving is keeping the fresh ingredients around, and also the assembly, it takes effort! I saw at the market that Jamba Juice sells individual smoothie packets and I’ve purchased them a few times but then I decided I wanted to make my own version at home where I could control the ingredients and have them ready to go each day.