If you are a lover of your morning coffee and simply cannot face the day without your dose of caffeine, our energy boosting smoothie could be absolutely perfect for you. Coffee is incredibly high in caffeine and is brilliant at providing you with a short energy burst, which is something that we could all benefit from every once in a while. However; the majority of us will focus on the brief spell of energy it gives us, without realising that it can actually cause a number of different health problems.
Drinking coffee on an empty stomach can make you feel bloated, and result in you having trouble digesting your food. In some cases, it has been suggested that stomach ulcers are caused as a result of the acidic effect that coffee has on the stomach, and both IBS and Crohn’s Disease can become worsened when coffee irritates the lining of the small intestine. The effects of coffee are also only short term, and drinking too much coffee can actually cause stress and tension leaving you feeling unable to relax.
Our early morning smoothie is not only healthier, but contains the super supplement PowerGreens. This is a powerful antioxidant that contains your five a day in just one scoop. It is a blend of fruit, vegetables, vitamins and minerals, which helps you become healthier in all aspects of your life. This will of course have an impact on your overall energy levels, but it is the green tea extract that really will give you the boost that you need. Unlike coffee, green tea has considerably less caffeine than coffee, still giving you that buzz. but without the accompanied coffee jitters. It also aids digestion, and is incredibly gentle on the stomach. Our morning smoothie is so easy to make, and so refreshing, we are confident that it will set you up for the day, no matter how busy it is.
To make our delicious morning smoothie, all you need is:
- PowerGreen supplement (which can be found here)
- Frozen Banana
- Coconut Milk
- Teaspoon of honey/agave syrup to taste
Add all of the ingredients to the blender, with one scoop of PowerGreen, and add more honey or agave syrup to taste, and simply enjoy. It really is that simple and will help you to deal with even the busiest of days ahead of you.
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