For a boost of energy, incorporating superfoods is important as well as decreasing some highly acidic habits. For instance, drinking a few cups of coffee can actually be really taxing on your liver and in turn on your energy after prolonged use. Drinking good quality coffee, since most coffees are GMO’s and high in pesticides, in moderation is perfectly fine. Perhaps replace coffee with stinging nettle tea, green tea or a yerba mate once in a while. Some still contain caffeine but they also have a myriad of health benefits.
As for superfoods, starting your morning with a blend of ginger, turmeric, lemon and a sprinkle of cayenne can really boost your energy and also provide you with a long list of health benefits. If you have a sensitive tummy, replacing cayenne with a touch of Reishi or Chaga can really boost your energy and immune system. If you are in the mood for a nice morning smoothie here are some ideas to incorporate:
- nut milk/coconut water/water
- date/goji berry
- maca/cordyceps mushroom/raw cacao powder/nibs
- hemp hearts/extra virgin coconut oil
- plant based protein/pre soaked oats/pre soaked chia (for a thicker smoothie)
As for your breakfast meal, incorporating goji berries, bee pollen, hemp seeds, cinnamon (ceylon), etc. into your oatmeal can really add a bit of “oomph” to your day. For a nice egg breakfast, perhaps try adding avocado, sprouts (microgreens for their nutrient dense qualities), sauerkraut (probiotics for gut health), raw garlic/onions (powerful boost for your body and also your breath…but it’s worth it), etc.
As you start to add powerful foods into your daily routine, you will realize that after a short while your body will reap the rewards in so many areas. For some, the change in energy levels might not be immediate, but with time your body will adapt and perhaps even detoxify during the process. Do not forget some other factors that play with your energy levels, such as stress, lack of proper sleep, sedentary lifestyle, etc.
May these minor health tips for your morning routine keep you balanced and energize all while being mindful and grateful!