Lately, I’ve been really interested in Dr. Josh Axe and his healthy lifestyle habits. His methods and knowledge of natural medicine and nutrition have really intrigued me, inspiring me to be even more health-conscious in my life.
I really love making smoothies—especially before or after a workout—and I’ve been making my morning smoothies based on his methods.
If you’re trying to pack in a lot of nutrients into your morning smoothie, this is the one to get the job done. By adding collagen, antioxidants, protein, and healthy fats, you get everything you need in one drink to get your day started and keep you full for a while!
Here’s what I like to add to my morning smoothies—and why it’s good for the body…
I add blueberries to my smoothies for antioxidants which improves your overall health and helps fight against diseases or cancers. Any berry will give you the antioxidant power punch you’re looking for, or you can try adding beetroot, apples or plums.
Collagen and/or Bone Broth Powder
Collagen is a protein in the body that strengthens the structure of your hair, skin, and nails. Adding it into smoothies is like a boost of youth, so if you ask me, the more the better! Right now I just add it to my smoothies but with all of the amazing benefits, I would love to learn more about making my own bone broth in the future.
Healthy fats such as coconut milk and avocado keep you full longer and provide more energy throughout the day. Plus it’s great to keep your cholesterol levels low.
Obviously we’ve all heard from a young age to “eat our veggies”—and now we know why. Leafy greens, in particular, are packed with vitamins (A, C, K, and folate), antioxidants, minerals (iron and calcium, and fiber. It’s so easy to throw a handful of spinach into my smoothie, knowing I’m getting all of those nutrients!
Because cinnamon can mimic the effects of insulin, it actually helps to keep my blood sugar levels balanced. Plus it reduces heart disease risks and is just plain good for overall health.
I love bananas for my fiber! Fiber is essential for keeping everything moving inside our bodies for healthier digestive systems while keeping us fuller longer. Like cinnamon, fiber is also good for keeping blood sugar levels in check.