Breakfasts That Boost Energy and Wake You Up

Not a morning person? Maybe you're just not eating the right breakfast. Traditional American breakfast foods can be heavy in calories and lacking in nutrients.

Consider replacing your muffin, breakfast sandwich or eggs and bacon with one of these energizing breakfast options.

Green Smoothie
Green smoothies are an easy way to get tons of fruits and leafy greens into your diet without weighing you down. Smoothies often balance fresh fruits with nutrient dense greens and yogurt, which can help with digestion. They give your body the plant-based nutrients it craves and can help wake the body up and get you moving in the morning.

We start our mornings with a green smoothie and an Oatmeal R.E.D.D. bar. It's a double dose of nutrient dense foods. The smoothie provides fresh fruits and veggies while R.E.D.D. bars add a well-rounded serving of superfoods including chia seeds, maca, goji berries, and pumpkin seed. These energy-packed foods give your body the plant-based protein, vitamins, minerals and nutrients not provided by fresh produce.

Quinoa bowl
It's common for people to eat quinoa for dinner or sprinkle it over a salad. We recommend eating the grain with a dollop of yogurt and a heap of fresh fruit first thing in the morning. We love it so much we put it in all of our R.E.D.D. bars. Quinoa can be the perfect way to start your day. When served warm, quinoa is a healthier alternative to oatmeal. The superfood grain is packed with protein and provides many essential vitamins and minerals that may be lacking in your diet.


Water
It may seem obvious, but drinking a glass of water in the morning can be all your body needs to wake up. We are naturally dehydrated after a night's sleep, which can make you feel lethargic and cranky while trying to wake up. Chug a not-too-cold cup of water along with a R.E.D.D. bar and a green smoothie, and watch your mornings transform.

If you're interested in learning more about the ingredients in R.E.D.D. bars and how the many superfoods can energize you and get you out of bed in the morning out our ingredient list.