8 Ways To Change Your Relationship With Breakfast (Plus: 5 Crazy-Healthy Smoothie Recipes)

Your relationship with food can become a beautiful one.

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Your relationship with food is an important one. Is yours a love-hate relationship? Do you love food but hate what it does to you? Simple changes in your nutritional habits can go a long way in adding to your overall health and well-being.

Start by focusing on breakfast. If you get breakfast right, you’ll create positivity right at the beginning of your day. Starting in the right frame of mind is critical to daily happiness.


Key practices to improving your relationship with breakfast:

  1. Commit to getting breakfast right. Make a strong decision!
  2. Set a clear goal for breakfast that gets you excited. For example, I will make tasty and sweet breakfasts without using refined white sugar.
  3. Imagine all the benefits you’ll gain from getting breakfast right. Let the goodness soak in!
  4. Now list those benefits in a place you’ll see them regularly. Focus on them. Think about them a lot. The positive energy of your vision is a key to your success!
  5. Avoid thinking about how you fail with breakfast. Focusing on your failure will just make you an expert at failing. When you’re tempted to think about failure, shift your thoughts back to your vision list (steps 3 and 4).
  6. Pick two or three breakfasts that meet your nutritional goals and rotate them.
  7. Keep the ingredients for your chosen breakfasts in your kitchen at all times.
  8. Pick a starting date within a week from today.

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The Relationship Factor

Think a little more about steps #3 and #4: the vision. When you imagine the benefits, go big with it. Changing your relationship with food in one simple way can have powerful effects on your relationships with yourself and other people. Imagine that you’ve made this breakfast change.

Now enhance your imagining by answering these questions:

  • What will it mean for you to have this new plan?
  • What will it mean for you to succeed at it?
  • How will this success change your relationship with food?
  • How will it expand your self-love?
  • What will this successful change teach you about your inner power?
  • What kinds of conversations might it inspire throughout your day?
  • How will those conversations open up friendship possibilities?

Every change we make for the better has ripple effects throughout our lives. Steps 3 and 4 in this plan are designed to get you to maximize the power of this one small change. Little things really matter in big ways.

To get your culinary imagination kick-started, here are 5 recipes for a yummy and healthy breakfast shakes that will keep you going for hours and that might end up on your breakfast list.


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My chiropractor gave me the basic recipe for the first one, but I made some adjustments to them so that it’s even tastier and healthier. It is packed with vitamins, fiber, antioxidants, and sweetness without any refined sugar! It’s also vegan… bonus! The second recipe is my own. And the last 3 are from Health Coach Abby Hanlon.

Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. After you’ve mastered breakfast, you can repeat the plan for lunch and dinner!


1. Chocolate Almond Energy Shake


  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, plain works too (Add a little extra if your shake is too thick.)
  • 1 tablespoon powdered cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1 frozen banana cut into four pieces(It blends easier if you cut it into smaller pieces.)
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar

2. Fruit & Veggies With A Side Salad




  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup grapes
  • ½ cup frozen raspberries
  • ½ cup steamed squash or pumpkin or carrot
  • 1 handful of greens (spinach, lettuce, kale, etc.)

3. Veggie Power


  • 2/3 cup riced cauliflower
  • 1 cup frozen zucchini
  • 1/4 cup frozen squash (kabocha is what I had on hand)
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach
  • 1/3 of an avocado, 1 pitted date
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon cashew butter
  • 2 teaspoons ground flaxseed
  • 2 tablespoons collagen protein
  • 2 tablespoons cacao
  • 1 tsp instant organic decaf coffee (optional)
  • A few drops of vanilla extract.

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4. Green Trio With A Touch Of Chocolate Mint




  • 1 cup frozen spinach
  • 1 cup frozen zucchini
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon coconut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons collagen or protein of choice
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs

5. Rice & Veggies On A Date


  • 1 pitted date
  • 3/4 cup cauliflower rice
  • 3/4 cup frozen zucchini
  • 2/3 cup frozen white sweet potato
  • 1/3 cup steamed beets
  • 1 heaping tablespoon cashew butter
  • 2 tablespoons collagen protein 
  • A few drops of vanilla extract 
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk

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Jim Merhaut is a relationship and leadership coach. He’s been helping people create life balance for over 30 years and is the Founder and Director of Coaching to Connect. Find him at Coaching to Connect.