6 Energy-Boosting Breakfast Secrets To Forget About Your Morning Coffee

6 Energy-Boosting Breakfast Secrets To Forget About Your Morning Coffee


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You must have felt the pandemic lockdown or self-quarantine dread by now: low energy, bad moods, dizziness and general apathy. In short, what do you do when everything stinks?

Many say it’s all in the attitude, while others roll their eyes in petty disagreement. But what a lot of people don’t pay attention to is one of the things that gets us going in the morning and keeps us rolling throughout the day. And yes, even during times like these, where all we want to do is lay on the floor with our eyes scanning the ceiling for hours on end.

 

What’s one of the most worn-out phases you’ve heard growing up?

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”

Overused, indeed, but so true. It’s an uncertain and scary time, but you still need to eat, and the act of preparing and serving breakfast — even a simple and quick one — can bring you great comfort and, needless to say, can put you back up on your feet in no time.

There’s something so addictive about starting your day with your belly full of healthy stuff, all energized and ready to face anything in your way.

If you’re tired of being tired, add these next superfoods to your breakfast tomorrow – you’ll never want to go back to skipping it or cheating on it with a one-week old chocolate cookie.

 

  1. Spirulina

Commonly called blue-green algae, spirulina is a great energy booster that’s incredibly nutrient-dense. It’s full of several minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, protein, and gamma-linoleic acid, a beneficial fatty acid.

How to use it:

Spirulina is a super healthy addition to smoothies. For example, sweet fruits like bananas work best to offset the sea-vegetable flavor.

 

  1. Cocoa Powder

Cocoa contains a healthy amount of caffeine, which boosts your energy and fights fatigue. Not only does it have a good amount of caffeine, but it is also high in minerals, flavonoids, and other health-promoting antioxidants, and cocoa powder, especially, is high in insoluble fiber, which is associated with reduced diabetes risk. 

How to use it:

Sorry to break it to you, but a bar of chocolate is not enough to put your fatigue on the run. Instead, you can sprinkle some cocoa powder over your fruit of choice or add it to your oatmeal or smoothie bowl.

 

  1. Spinach

Abundant in iron, spinach is essential if you’re craving an instant energy boost. This green superfood is great for eye health, it reduces oxidative stress, it helps prevent cancer, and it reduces blood pressure levels.

How to use it:

There are so many ways to prepare spinach, so let your imagination flow. You can buy it canned or fresh and eat it cooked or raw. It’s delicious either on its own or in so many different dishes.

 

  1. Flax seeds

Flax seeds are one of the richest sources of Omega 3 fatty acids on the planet. Can you believe it?!

Omega 3 fatty acids or “good fats” are critical for heart health and help fight inflammation, support brain function, energy production and more.

How to use it:

As with two of the superfoods we talked about, you can also add flax seeds to your smoothie or oatmeal, but make sure to grind them first.   

 

  1. Green Tea

Another healthy coffee replacer, green tea is a natural source of caffeine, making it a great way to perk yourself up when you’re feeling low and tired. Green tea contains a lot less caffeine than coffee, so sip away without worrying about jittery side effects of a caffeine overdose.

It’s also full of phytonutrients, amino acids, antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and antifungal properties.

How to use it:

As you already guessed, it’s best drank in the morning because it gives you huge amounts of energy, so get ready to forget about coffee with this tasty superfood.

 

  1. Acai

Acai is a wonder berry that increases stamina and energy, while slowing down ageing signs and aiding in healthy weight loss. This powerful berry is a good superfood to snack on when you’re struggling against fatigue.

How to use it:

You can either eat it raw, add it to your oatmeal, smoothie or obviously, enjoy a big ol’ acai bowl full of other amazing superfoods.

 

 

Bottom Line

Now, you could either consume each one of these superfoods by letting them take turns every morning or you could do something even better.

Start your morning with Green Elixir, our 100% plant-based blend that’s formulated with no less than 29 superfoods, including spirulina, cocoa powder, spinach, flax seeds, green tea and acai.

You’ll get all the amazing benefits of all Green Elixir’s nature-derived superfoods from only one daily scoop of our green powder.

This supergreens supplement can be mixed with water or non-dairy milk. If you’re looking for some extra flavor, add it into your smoothies, muesli, oatmeal or acai bowls to fuel your body with all the essential nutrients it needs. 

 

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