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January 18, 2017

Resolution: A Better Breakfast

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Burt’s Bees. The opinions and text are all mine.
PHOTOS // Eliesa Johnson

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It’s no secret that eating a wholesome breakfast is essential for brain function, not to mention regulating blood sugar and jump-starting your metabolism. When I get on a breakfast kick I definitely feel the difference: more energy, fewer coffee-induced jitters and I’m definitely able to concentrate better—a serious bonus in a social world that’s short on attention span. But it can’t just be any breakfast. I need something that packs a serious protein punch if I’m going to make it to lunch. BURT’S BEES just launched several protein shakes that I swear were made for me and that I know you’re going to LOVE.

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In addition to 15 grams of protein per serving, BURT’S BEES PROTEIN SHAKE formula includes five plant-based protein sources: pea, rice, flax seed, sunflower seed and oat for digestibility and complete essential amino acids. As an added bonus, you’ll start the day with vitamins from real fruits and vegetables. I am all for sneaking in some veggies first thing in morning!

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BURT’S BEESPROTEIN SHAKES are formulated with 70% organic ingredients, and are non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free, and made without artificial sweeteners or flavors. If you’ve been on the smoothie train you know how hard this combination is to come by. The last thing I want is a bunch of sugar and additives in my protein powder when the whole point of a smoothie is that it’s good for you!

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I’ve been making my morning smoothies with the PROTEIN + HEALTHY RADIANCE VANILLA, made with whole fruits and vegetables and antioxidant vitamins A, C and E for a healthy glow (I’ll take all the help I can get…). The vanilla flavor tastes creamy and real—it’s lovely with berries and unsweetened coconut milk (my go-to dairy alternative). And although I had my doubts, unlike other pea-based powders I’ve tried, this collection isn’t gritty AT ALL.

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Breakfast isn’t my only sacred morning ritual. I’ve also made an intention to start the day with meditation and reading something just for me—not for work. Magazines, self-help books, inspirational passages I’ve bookmarked…setting aside time for this kind of self-care first thing grounds me and sets the tone for my entire day. BURT’S BEESPROTEIN SHAKES are available at amazon.com.

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    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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