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Now we have addressed the big sleep in my previous blog, let’s now turn our focus to the morning after and getting the best start to the day.

We all know that saying: “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. It may be a cliche but it’s true. Your breakfast choices will be the difference between setting you up for the day or leaving you reaching for the biscuit jar before lunchtime.

Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Yet with so many conflicting messages out there, it can be confusing to know what to choose, which is why I am here to be your guide.

First thing’s first – before you reach for your first caffeine fix of the day… STOP! Try these tips instead:

Hot Water with Lemon

Drinking this first thing in the morning is like a heavenly treat for your digestive system. Not only is it delicious but you are alkalising your body, while flushing the digestive system and re-hydrating the body. Delightful. Try getting yourself some PH level test strips it can be really great for you to test this regularly and see where you are at!

Breakfast

Step away from the carbohydrate-based breakfast – that will be your toast, cereal and porridge, or worse still, that giant blueberry muffin at the coffee shop.

By focusing on protein and good fats in the morning, you will find yourself feeling fuller for longer; satisfied with your energy and blood sugar levels remaining normal – you won’t even be tempted to have a chocolate digestive mid-morning!

Can’t face food in the morning? I have a solution for you…

Juice

Juices are fantastic for an enormous hit of nutrients and will kick-start your brain power and energy levels. Plus, your body will be flooded with easily digestible soluble goodness within 20 minutes of drinking it. If you’re unsure of what to juice, have a look at my recipes for ideas and inspiration.

Go Green

Green vegetables are the way forward: full of fibre and goodness and they are the perfect addition to green juices and smoothies.

Green tea: super-kind to your digestive system and a far more natural form of caffeine, plus it’s filled with anti-oxidants which are hugely beneficial to our bodies. Another bonus is that you won’t have the sugar crash that we get from highly caffeinated teas and coffee. If you’re avoiding caffeine, you can get caffeine-free and delicious flavoured versions too!

Apple Cider Vinegar

A fantastic addition to your food as it promotes alkalising the body. Fermented foods such as this, are great for gut health, too.

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Snacks

Choose protein and good-fat based snacks such as: ‘Marinated Nuts’ and the ‘Fruity Chocolate Flapjack’. These are going to be your best options, keeping you fuller, for longer. Trust me, your body will reward you for it.

What about the rest of the day?

If you’re keen to discover more, you can get my ‘7 Day Raw Food & Juice Programme’ eBook, which will be your ideal companion. It is filled with nutritional information and culinary delights that you can recreate from the comfort of your home.

Over and Out –

Jay x

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Author Jay Halford

I am a health-conscious chef specializing in plant-based cuisine that incorporates juice programmes, food programmes, online cooking courses, recipes and educational resources that inspire the pursuit of a healthier way of living. I believe that your diet is supposed to be your greatest ally, supporting you to feel strong, look good, think clearly and achieve your goals, nothing less. A consistent healthy plant-based diet does that 100% - and I am committed to helping you experience its real healing power so that once you discover it, you'll never want to look back.

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