My Morning "Jet Fuel"
One of the keys to becoming a high performer and increasing your productivity is consuming nutritious foods. Starting the day with carbs and sugars spikes the blood sugar and leads to a crash. Perhaps worse than a croissant and orange juice is starting the day with no breakfast which leads to a spike in stress hormones and adrenal fatigue. I'm a proponent of getting the day started with a high-protein, plant-based, super-food smoothie. This is the jet fuel that gives I use to fuel my creativity and mental balance.
Here's the recipe:
-16 oz. of unsweetened almond milk (find one without carrageenan which may have some detrimental health effects)
-one half of a banana (the only source of sugar)
-one half of an avocado
-one tablespoon of hemp seeds
-one tablespoon of crushed flax/chia seed blend
-one heaping tablespoon of coconut oil
-one teaspoon of a spiralina/chlorella blend
-one teaspoon of Myriad Mushroom's Bioavailable Vitality Blend: https://myriadmycology.com/store/index.php/mushrooms/vitality-blend-mushroom-powder (These types of mushrooms have tremendous immune support and cancer-fighting properties. This is my favorite ingredient.)
For variety, I'll sometimes add gogi berries, frozen blueberries, a teaspoon of maca powder, or a tablespoon of tahini.
All ingredients are USDA-Certified organic. Look for the USDA seal.
I use a Magic Bullet smoothie blender, which is the perfect size for this recipe.
If I have an energy dip or need some animal protein I'll sometimes add sustainably-caught sardines or turkey bacon.
Leave a comment to let me know how you like this recipe or share one your "jet fuel" recipe!