There is no chewing required!
Despite the obvious, your stomach has no teeth so it’s important that you chew your food well to reduce the strain on your digestive system. The harder your food is to digest, the more energy your body needs to actually process the food.
As shift workers we’re already struggling to find extra energy – let alone having it taken away from us. This explains why people feel so tired after eating a heavy meal, particularly one that includes animal meat which can take forever to chew.
So if you’ve just got home from night-shift, or you’re just wanting to make a quick and easy breakfast because you’re feeling too tired to cook – forget the bacon and eggs Mcfeast! Get stuck into a super smoothie like my Banana-Coconut-Breakfast and your body will feel a whole lot less sluggish!
½ cup coconut meat
½ cup almond milk
1 tbsp organic honey
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
1 tbsp cinnamon
Throw everything in a blender – except the cinnamon, and blend for 20 seconds. Pour into a serving glass (complete with a straw to get that “tropical feeling”) and enjoy!