When I’m sick of making smoothies for breakfast, I go really wild and make… a smoothie bowl! Smoothie bowls are all the rage for many good reasons: they are easy to make, delicious, loaded with antioxidants (hello acai berries) and you can top it with fun nutrient dense superfoods (think bee pollen, hemp seeds, chia!). Eating it with a spoon is another plus because it forces you to sit and slow down (and hopefully eat mindfully), all of which aids digestion. It’s all too easy for me to down a large smoothie in 15 seconds and get an unpleasant brain freeze.
Eating low sugar fruits such as berries every day is a great way to ensure you are getting a healthy dose of anti-aging antioxidants, which help neutralize some of our toxic lifestyle (poor diet, pollution etc). I often do a simple experiment with my clients to demonstrate the power of vitamin C. I cut two slices out of an apple and sprinkle one with lemon juice but not the other. After a while, the slice without the lemon juice starts to brown and wrinkle, while the slice with the lemon remains unblemished and fresh. Guess what? The exact same thing happens to our skin and internal organs.