Ditch the Coffee and Kick Start Your Morning with a Superfood
Mornings are rough. Sometimes it is just the routine that get us up and out the door. Wake up. Wash up. Put the coffee on. Grab the coffee and head for the door. It’s a daily ritual that, unfortunately, isn’t a recipe for success. Tapping into superfood supplements is an easy way to start your day with necessary nutrition and can be quicker than making a pot of coffee.
Start your day with superfoods
Gut-Happy Green Smoothie
Tackle your day with a balanced gut, nutrient dense spinach, coconut water and cilantro, and the sweetness and immune power of pineapple. The secret ingredient in this smoothie is Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. Loaded with protein this supplement will help fill you up and keep your skin, hair and musculoskeletal system healthy. Even if you don’t have time to mix a smoothie Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides can mixed with water, added to your tea or coffee or even mixed into your breakfast baked good.
1 Tbsp Amazing Grass Raw Reserve probiotics
1 scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
- 1 handful fresh spinach
- ½ cucumber, chopped
- ½ cup frozen pineapple
- 5 sprigs cilantro
- Juice of one lime
- ½ cup ice
- ½ - 1 cup coconut water to reach desired consistency
- Optional: ½ banana for sweeter/creamier smoothie
- Add all ingredients to blender, starting with ½ cup coconut water. Blend, and add more coconut water as needed. Enjoy! (courtesy of Vital Proteins)
Energy boost without coffee
Ditch the caffeine and get your morning boost from Ener-C cranberry. With 1,000 mg of Vitamin C, as well as Electrolytes, Vitamins E, A, B3, B6 and B12 plus minerals like calcium, magnesium and many other nutrients. Toss a packet in your morning glass of water and head to work.
Superfood Granola Cups
Luckily most supplements can be easily added to water or other liquids sipped on the go but not everyone wants to drink their breakfast. Amazing Grass Green SuperFood has come up healthy hit of crunch and nutrition with is Superfood Granola Cups. This supplement is an all natural drink powder full of green superfoods, antioxidant rich fruits, as well as acai and maca for easy whole food nutrition. Mix it with your favourite drink or mix up these granola cups.
- 1 1/2 cups oats
- 1/4 cup almond flour
1 scoop Amazing Grass Green Superfood Chocolate
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 chia egg (1 tsp ground chia seeds + 2 tsp warm water)
- 1/3 cup coconut oil (melted and cooled)
- 1/4 cup creamy almond butter
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake or muffin tin with liners.
- Mix ground chia seeds and warm water to create chia egg in a small bowl.
Mix together dry ingredients (oats, almond flour, Amazing Grass Green Superfood Chocolate, and cinnamon) in a medium bowl.
- Mix together wet ingredients (chia egg, coconut oil, almond butter, and maple syrup) in another medium bowl. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix well.
- Fill each liner halfway full and lightly pack the mixture into each cup, shaping it high on the sides. Bake 16–20 minutes.
- Remove and let cool completely, then add your desired toppings, like yogurt, fruit, or more.
Most people need more fibre in their diet. It helps keep your digestive system running smoothly, helps maintain or lose weight, keeps hunger in check and blood-sugar levels constant, and can help lower cholesterol. Unfortunately the frenetic pace of North American life has increased packaged and processed food - often low in fibre.
Adding fibre to your diet can be simple with a product like NutraCleanse. NutraCleanse is an all-natural health product formulated to get your digestive system moving, while helping other parts of your body too. It’s made from five ingredients: flax seed, fenugreek seed powder, burdock root, dandelion root, and psyllium husk.
Add a tablespoon or two of NutraCleanse to your yogurt, smoothie, applesauce or even your salsa. Try replacing some flour in your favourite recipes or simply use it to thicken a sauce. One third of a cup (30 grams per day) provides 14 grams of fibre, which is over 50% of the recommended daily fibre requirement, and contains other nutrients essential for good health.
Boost you brain and body with turmeric
The western world is barely catching up to the east’s love of turmeric. For thousands of years it has been helping improve and maintain health. Adding Organic Traditions Turmeric Powder to your diet can be done in many different ways. Toss a teaspoon into a smoothie or lemon water. Add it to soups, salad dressings or curries or go the traditional Ayurveda route by taking one teaspoon twice daily in warm water or warm milk as a supportive tonic.
No matter how you add turmeric to your nutritional war chest it's benefits will be worthwhile. Research shows that turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory that can dramatically help arthritis patients and others with inflammatory conditions. Turmeric boosts brain function and can help increase levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor. Lower levels of this hormone have been linked to brain disorders including depression and Alzheimer's disease. Research shows that turmeric's ability to increase BDNF my help delay or possibly reverse brain disease and age-related decreases in brain function