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Why You Should Replace That Coffee for a Smoothie or Juicing!

24 Jan

Now lets start by saying this is coming from a Coffee Addict, but I’ve decided to make an important change. Trading in my morning coffee for a smoothie and here’s why!

1. Crash & Burn

Its widely known coffee gives you an immediate burst of energy, but soon after you crash and burn leaving your body to crave more. But what you should know is that a smoothie will give you the same effect without the crash and burn. I make my smoothie with fresh squeezed oranges, banana’s, strawberries and even add a special antioxidant Red Powder from trader Joes full of amazing ingredients. I get the same burst of energy from the sugars of the smoothie, but no crash, no burn, and my energy last longer!

2. Get your Vitamins

The natural way that is. We rely too much on manufactured vitamins, but nothing as is good for your body as the real thing. If we all just ate the way nature intended we wouldn’t need to take vitamins at all. I get all my servings of fruit first thing in the morning when they can be used for energy and I get plenty of vitamins which keep me healthy and my immune system strong. I’m getting all my vitamin C the natural way. Better yet is if you have a juicer, you can add in some apple, beets, green peppers…the possibilities are endless and then you’re getting even more nutrients and cutting down on the sugar.

3. Coffee is a Drug

Let me tell you, after 2 weeks straight of headache withdrawals  I can tell you coffee is an addictive drug. I felt like I should be in a rehab facility! Anything that causes such a severe withdrawal should tell you that its not good for your body. Drinking coffee leads your body wanting even more. Whens the last time you had a headache from drinking too much, or not drinking enough smoothies? Never.

4. When in doubt go Healthy

When in doubt, use your wits and just go healthy. What has nutrients, vitamins, whats good for you, whats all natural? Fruits & Vegetables! You will lose more weight giving your body nutritious fruits and vegetables, than just coffee.

5. Stop running on empty

Coffee does not sustain you, fruits and vegetables do. Drinking a smoothie or juicing can be used as breakfast and at least keep you feeling satisfied throughout the morning. With coffee you’re running on empty, and in fact the acid from coffee can actually cause stomach irritation.

So if you want to lose weight, feel better, be healthier I encourage you all to make the switch with me and take note of how much better you feel throughout the day!

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Ham Wrapped Breakfast Quiche

22 Jul

This morning I made some really great breakfast quiches and thought I would share the recipe which I had to change-up quite a bit to get them perfect. These are delicious,  low-calorie, and full of veggies.  I like to add a lot of vegetables, but with this recipe just add whatever you prefer.

 

Ingredients:

Eggs Whole   6

Egg Whites    4

1/2 cup shredded sharp or medium cheddar cheese

1/2 Cup Spinach

5 diced Mushrooms

a few pieces of Broccoli Chopped

1/4 green pepper chopped

1/4 onion chopped

1 garlic clove chopped

salt & pepper

Ham

1/3 cup buttermilk

Use Muffin Pan with 12 or 6 cups

 

Directions:

Preheat Oven to 375. Spray Muffin Pan with nonstick spray and line the sides and bottom of each cup with thinly sliced ham. In a skillet add all diced veggies and a dash of salt & pepper. Saute for about 3 minutes and add spinach ripping into large pieces. Saute another 2 minutes until spinach is wilted. When veggies are done take the pan off heat and let cool.While the veggies are sauteing, whisk together the eggs and buttermilk, add another dash of salt and pepper. Whisk well so eggs become light and fluffy. If you have a magic bullet, whip eggs for a few seconds to add more air. Once eggs are whisked, add cooled veggie mixture and 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Mix and using a ladle scoop eggs mixture into muffin pan.

Bake Quiche at 375 for 20 minutes.

to remove, scrape sides and gently remove.

serve with salsa, sour cream, avacado, or Ketchup