Spring is here! And with it comes a renewed sense of motivation. A few minutes facing the sun’s warmth each day brings me feelings of serenity and hope.
While this little ritual preps me for any adversity, I still need a pick-me-up most days. With Daylight Savings Time in the recent past, we can all use a little extra fuel to adjust to one less hour of sleep.
While there’s nothing wrong with a morning coffee (the right amount of coffee may lower risk the risk of heart disease, stroke, and Parkinson’s), I often prefer my energy decaf and nutrient-dense.
Oats are such an underrated ingredient and nutritional superstar. They contain fibre, promoting that staggered release of glucose into your bloodstream. Their mild flavour profile makes them perfect medium for delicious and healthy toppings like fruits, nut butters, seeds, kefir, yogurt, or all of the above!
Ginger is so versatile. I slice into my water daily and grate it into soups and sauces for that zing. In tradition Chinese medicine, fresh ginger improves circulation, digestion, and the flow of Qi (the metaphorical spring in your step). When taken regularly, this knobby rhizome generates warmth and balanced heat in the body.
Sprouts are living food! Germinated beans and grains have a different nutritional profile than their non-sprouted counterparts. Throwing a handful of sprouts onto salads, in wraps, or as a tasty garnish are great ways to add these nutritional powerhouses into your diet.
Refresh, recharge, and revitalize with these sans-caffeine recipes!