My suggestion here almost sounds too simple: Start your day with a tasty green shake, and make it your breakfast for 3 days. If you’re not going to be physically active in the morning, have nothing else till lunch or perhaps just a mid-morning snack. And if you’re a long-time coffee user, have this shake in place of the java, as outlandish as that may sound. This simple ritual will transform your life!
Breakfast literally means “breaking a fast” with the first meal taken after rising from a night’s sleep. For most Americans, breakfast consists of foods like eggs, bacon, toast, muffins, pancakes, cereal, oatmeal, milk and juice. These options provide ample amounts of macronutrients (protein, carbs and fat) but very few plant-derived nutrients, or phytonutrients.
From a health perspective, the lack of plant or vegetable matter at breakfast is a serious oversight especially since plants have supported human life in myriad fundamental ways for well over 2 million years. And as you’ll quickly find out, starting your day with green superfoods is nectar to your mind and mood. But don’t take my word for it—try it!
There is growing awareness regarding the rejuvenating benefits that come with a diet composed largely of raw, living food—especially foods that come in various shades of green. Of course, the ideal way is to pluck these green foods straight from your garden or grow sprouts on your windowsill. But that’s simply not practical for most people.
The quick-and-easy solution is to use green superfood powders or concentrates that can be easily mixed together to make a shake. Green superfoods are not only replete with vitamins and minerals, but also literally thousands of phytonutrients such as carotenoids, bioflavonoids, glucosinolates, and phytosterols, all of which support your health in ways compatible with your body’s deep evolutionary wisdom. A single Green Drink can provide the phytonutrient equivalent of 3-6 servings of high-quality vegetables—and the health benefits are easily on a par with those you’d experience from juicing.
The Morning Green Drink engenders an immediate sense of well-being that you just can’t get from the typical U.S. breakfast. Within minutes of consuming it, you’ll notice that you already feel clearer and more balanced after just 2-3 days. In time, you’ll also notice improvements in energy, digestion, cognitive ability, immune function, detoxification, joint health, and overall functioning.
The superfood-based powders I use for the Morning Green Drink come directly from an organic farming source, a volcanic lakebed with 90-plus feet of mineral-rich topsoil. Be sure to wait 10-15 minutes before eating solid foods, if you choose to have solid foods—many people find the drink itself to be quite sustaining, especially if they add some omega-3’s and plan on being sedentary in the morning. One last note: If you feel that it’s really working for you after three days, then keep it going or rotate on occasion with your regular breakfast routine.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any products mentioned above are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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© 2017, Mark Nathaniel Mead