Starting my day off right means fueling my body with nutritious goodness. I know how easy it can be to neglect healthy eating if you're short on time or have a million tasks to complete (not to mention the temptation of the delicious doughnuts your co-worker brought to work); but trust me, it’s well worth it! Studies suggest that eating ahealthy breakfast may help combat obesity and diabetes in addition to increasingcognitive function, and energy levels.
Finding healthy recipes that also taste good is a challenge on its own. A little trial-and-error in the kitchen has provided me with a slew of recipes that are both yummy and nutritious. You might even skip the doughnuts after you try some of these recipes ;)!
The smoothie recipe below has become a staple for me over the years, especially during the spring and summer! Delectable and rich in nutrients, it will surely keep you energized and feeling good throughout the day.
Happy blending and stay tuned for more healthy recipes!
MORNING GREEN BEAUTY SMOOTHIE
• 1/2 cup of Almond Milk
• 1 Banana
• 1 Handful of Kale
• 1 Handful of Blueberries
• 1 Scoop of Protein Powder (I use a Plant Protein-Vanilla Bean, but you can use any protein powder)
• 1 Teaspoon of Maca Powder (helps energy, regulates stress and hormones, increases fertility and supports blood circulation)
• 4 Ice Cubes
• 1 Tablespoon of Chia Seeds (keeps you full longer, balances blood sugar)
Directions: Blend all ingredients in a blender.
Danielle Cuccio, health blogger, yoga instructor, & CEO/Founder of Cuccio Somatology
As a private yoga instructor in one of the world’s busiest cities, Los Angeles, Danielle Cuccio knows the importance of searching for a calm, clear space amidst a turmoil of ‘busyness.’ After graduating from UCLA and being a Licensed Esthetician, Danielle Cuccio chose an alternative path to her initial career in skincare. Yoga ignited her passion for inner as well as outer beauty and was the key to her future. When she first started yoga, she noticed her classmates were “walking out of class with a glow that no facial could ever give.” Danielle found her path, started teaching and was soon giving private sessions to top celebrities and corporate clients. Today, she brings her healthy living tips, yoga exercises and recipes to a much wider audience with her health blog, The Beauty Blender, and launched a new business, Cuccio Somatology in 2016. Check out Danielle on Instagram here.