How to start the day with a great nutritious drink and an energy boosting coffee ?

Starting day at 4 am is not an easy task for many. For years, I was a late morning person making fun of those getting up at 4 am…”oh at this time I turn to the left side of my bed lol”. But getting up earlier gives a lot of time to do task you most likely won’t be able to get done later in a day!

In order for me to get me going so early, have an amazing ME-time in the morning, time for workout and positive affirmations before starting my actual work, I get my coffee (with no whip cream… sorry grrr) and some kind of smoothie!

Today I wanna share with you two options which blew my mind once I discovered them (by mixing up few things for few mornings LOL), and gave me a great boost into a day full of activities and responsibilities!

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Coconut Protein Coffee Booster

1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (or unflavored)

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 cup of black coffee

½ cup of coconut milk

NUTRITION FACTS: Calories: 248; Fat: 16g; Carbs: 3g; Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 25g

First, pour a half a cup or one cup of boiled warm (NOT HOT) water to dissolve protein powder. Add coconut oil and pour freshly brewed coffee. Mix well to dissolve coconut oil (in cold temperatures coconut oil solidifies). Add milk and mix again.

Coconut oil has a lot of important health benefits. It was shown to be very anti-inflammatory, boosting your body’s energy. It improves endurance as well as muscle building and losing body fat. It improves memory and brain function. It helps with digestion. It prevents osteoporosis, reduces the outcomes of arthritis. It is amazing for your skin and hair. Together with caffeine in your coffee will boost your energy, increase your metabolism and stimulate the processes of body fat loss.

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Spartan Kiwi Blueberry Protein Smoothie

1 oz of raw kale (1 medium leaf)

2.5 oz blueberries (1/3 cup)

1 cup of cashew milk

1 kiwi

1 scoop of vanilla protein powder

Water (if needed)

NUTRITION FACTS: Calories: 247; Fat: 6g; Carbs: 24g; Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 14g; Protein: 28g; Cholesterol 58mg; Potassium: 450mg; Sodium: 222mg

 

Kale is a cruciferous vegetable (Brassica oleracea), and is related to broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, and cauliflower. It contains many of the health benefits typically found in this group of super foods.

Always wash your kale as it is consistently ranked as a food that is known to be pesticide heavy. For this reason, buy organic when you can.

Is kale good for you? Let’s see; inside this low-calorie green you will find more vitamin C than in an orange and more calcium per gram than milk. Kale consists of a load of alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fatty acid that is linked to brain function. It is rich in a compound called sulforaphane (particularly when chopped or minced), which has potent anti-cancer properties.

 

Kiwifruit is native to north-central and eastern China. A medium size kiwifruit provides 1 g protein, 11 g carbohydrates, and 2.6 g dietary fiber (found partly in the edible skin) while only containing 46 calories.

Kiwi helps your digestion with enzymes called actinidain, a protein-dissolving enzyme that can help digest a meal much like the papain in papaya or bromelain in pineapple. It also helps manage blood pressure because it is high in potassium which helps keep our electrolytes in balance by counteracting the effects of sodium.

Kiwi boost your immunity because it consists of high level of vitamin C content along with other antioxidant compounds has been proven to boost the immune system.

It supports also weight loss. Kiwi’s low glycemic index and high fiber content means it will not create a strong insulin rush like other fruit with high sugar contents—so the body will not respond by storing fat.

Kiwis are a great source of fiber. This prevents constipation and other intestinal problems. The fuzzy fiber of kiwi helps bind and move toxins from your intestinal tract.

 

Blueberries are among the most nutrient dense berries. A 1 cup serving (148 grams) of blueberries contains of 4 grams of fiber, 24% of vitamin C, 36% of vitamin k and 25% of manganese (of the RDA).

They also contain small amounts of various other nutrients.

They are about 85% water, and an entire cup contains only 84 calories, with 15 grams of carbohydrates. Calorie for calorie, this makes them an excellent source of several important nutrients. Blueberries are believed to contain the highest antioxidant capacity of ALL commonly consumed fruits and vegetables.

Blueberries protect cholesterol in the blood from becoming damaged.  They may lower blood pressure. Anthocyanins in blueberries can have anti-diabetic effects. Blueberries may also help reduce muscle damage after strenuous exercise.

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As you can see, ingesting that load of great food, nutrients and energy boosters in the morning will really have a great impact on your energy level throughout the rest of the day!

 

STAY HEALTHY!!!!

YOU ARE IN IT TO WIN IT!!!!

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Attitude is contagious. As strong as you think you are, no one is strong enough to avoid the influence of negativity forever

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”

Those are the wise words of Winston Churchill.

 

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We must recognize that attitude plays a major role in all aspects of our lives. Attitude influences your decisions and actions, which greatly determine how happy you are in life.

Having a positive attitude makes a huge difference in your life. It will save you from all the heartaches and challenges that come your way.

You can have all the talent in this world, all the money in this world, but with a poor attitude, you will not go very far.

As long as you say, “I can handle this,” you will. But if you go on in life feeling beaten down and powerless and keep saying negative words to yourself like, “I’m too fat, I can never lose weight or get into my dream body,” that is exactly what will happen.

It’s worse when you are surrounded by negative people who constantly bring you down and never see anything positive in your life. Knowing how attitude is contagious, how do you protect yourself from it?

 

Reduce negative networks and stay positive at all times

Often people start negative conversations in conferences when they ignite a discussion. “Oh, the economy is bad,” “This weather is not favourable,” or “The traffic jam is unbearable,” and all that.

Take note when these conversations start and how you react to them.  Be careful about commenting negatively as this will keep the negativity ball rolling.

Positivity creates abundance. If you want to be happy you have to decide to focus on the positive. Don’t be afraid to put in a positive comment. Just find something positive to talk about. Just as a negative attitude is contagious, so is a positive one. You will be surprised how everyone will change their mind-set.

Well, if they don’t change, you can move ahead to the next group. Staying in a negative vibes talk will leave you feeling weary and dragged down. It’s like the saying, “Never wrestle with a pig, you get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.”

Make a conscious effort to be positive no matter what happens and no matter who you are with.

If you are positive no matter what happens to you in life you’ll have the power to handle anything that life throws at you.

 

Set clear boundaries

How negative can your friends be towards you? As far as you let them. We teach people how to treat us by what we allow, what we stop and what we reinforce. Let your friends know that you cannot tolerate negativity.

Simply set clear boundaries. Tell them that they can either be positive and respectful or you can’t be around them. You will be amazed by the respect that you command when you set these boundaries.

 

Cut links from toxic relationships and spend more time with positive people

We all have experienced toxic relationships which make us feel worse about life and ourselves. It’s draining to be with such people.

When you set boundaries but the toxic people don’t respect them, don’t be afraid to cut links, for your sake.

Have the courage to cut connections with people who make you feel bad about yourself. Such people feel better about themselves by dragging other people down.

Start by minimizing the time that you spend with them and slowly remove them from your life, for your own good!

Reduce the time you spend with negative people and cultivate new relationships with positive people. The more positive people you associate with the less room you’ll have for negative people. Have regular visits with positive people. A jovial person will surely leave your mood brightened up.

Attitude has the power to change everything in your life. From your work to your relationships with others and even yourself. It surely does have a huge influence on your success.  It is empowering and liberating at the same time. Whatever you do, from the books that you read or the music that you listen to and the people you associate with, choose positivity and be ready to cut out anything or anyone who weighs you down with negativity. After all, attitude is contagious and no matter how strong you think you are, no one is strong enough to avoid the influence of negativity forever.

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