Did you know that eating one vegetarian meal a day makes a difference?
Eating commercial meat and dairy has huge negative implications on the body, the most shocking being that it contributes to chronic disease and cancer. Commercial meat contributes to cancer by actually showing to turn on cancer cells. Now that is something to pay attention to, but unfortunately that is not all. Commercial meat and dairy is treated with growth hormones and antibiotics which leads to problems with hormone balance (weight gain, mood, hair loss, pms, low sex drive) and with antibiotic resistance.
So why not take a small step and begin to make a change?
It is never to late to begin the practice of prevention, and fortunately for you, you have found this site and now have the tools to do so! It is amazing how eating one vegetarian meal a day makes a difference.
My favorite way to help people begin eating a plant-based diet is with a healthy morning shake. If you can start the day off right, you are much more likely to make good choices throughout the day. Plus, this will help you have the energy and feel good feelings you need to get you through the day while practicing healthy choices. Doesn’t sound so bad after all!
My First Morning Shake
2 cups (coconut milk, almond milk, or water)- you may heat it slightly for a warm drink version
1-2 scoops of Sunwarrior Protein (Vanilla) (for sustainable energy and lean muscle mass)
1 tbsp of Maca Powder (for adaptability, hormone balance)
1 tsp Guarana (for energy)
1 tbsp of Raw Chocolate Powder (for magnesium and feel good feelings)
1 tbsp Tocos (for antioxidants, vitamin E, and a creaminess)
1-2 tbsp Greens Mix (for vitamins and minerals)
1 Banana (for potassium and taste)
½ Tsp Cinnamon (for blood sugar control and taste)
1 Tbs Coconut Oil (for weight loss and as a anti-infective)
1 Tsp Raw Honey (for anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal effects and liver support)
Blend in a High Speed Blender like a VitaMix.
Note: this is my favorite way to make a breakfast smoothie because I have found it to be extremely nutrient dense, making it my “supplement” for the day. Furthermore, it gives you everything you need to have a great day: sustained energy and happy neurotransmitters for a good mood. If you don’t have all the ingredients, you can still make the drink with what you have as long as you have the protein, water, oil and fruit.