If you've been feeling sluggish and bloated, it's time for a new morning ritual. Celebrity trainer Valerie Waters always starts the morning with this prebreakfast, preworkout drink. It's a simple way to get a jump-start on your daily fibre, omega-3s, and other nutrients, and helps with elimination to keep you feeling bloat-free.
Valerie recommends it to all her clients, famous or not. "I can't tell you how many people said it made such a difference," she says. "Most people don't get enough fibre, and they especially don't get enough fibre when they are cutting carbs, and they're cutting carbs because they eat too much crap and that's where their bad foods are — carbs. When they're on my plan and I've asked them to take those out and focus on vegetables and fruit and sweet potatoes and things like that, I get them to drink this to increase their vegetable intake to bring the fibre back up. It also helps them during the detox period because it helps with elimination."
You'll just need three ingredients for this drink, and don't worry, the coconut water masks the taste of the supergreens. Read on for the debloating drink recipe.
- 120 ml of coconut water
1–2 tablespoons of chia seeds
1 teaspoon of supergreens (Valerie recommends Sunwarrior Ormus Supergreens)
Combine the chia seeds and supergreens with the coconut water, stir for a minute or two, and drink it fast! The chia seeds can gel quickly.