Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Energy Foods

There is no doubt that good food can have a huge impact on your disposition. Not just in terms of overall health, but in your day-to-day activity levels. Like Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” The powerful nutrition available in good food can provide healing, improved well-being, and better energy.

When it comes to energy, caffeine may be the first go-to food, but there are many other options available to provide an energy boost and give you the kick you need to get you through the day. First off is fruit. Any fruit will do. It’s much better than juices or sodas and gives you added nutrients as well. The energy gained from eating an apple will last much longer than caffeine and without the crash later.

And of course, leafy greens like spinach and kale offer energy at a cellular level; better than an energy drink. If you need longer-lasting energy, eat a hand full of nuts or seeds. The protein and fat in nuts will give you a lot more energy than eating a candy bar, due to the fat and protein’s sustaining power.

Here’s Today’s TRICK:

Combine quality high fiber carbohydrates and protein with healthy fats for the best and longest-lasting energy.

Here’s a TIP:

Spread some almond butter on your apple for the perfect energy-boosting snack.

And your RECIPE:

Super Green Energy Drink

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Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 Fuji Apple
  • 1 10-oz. bunch spinach
  • 1 1/2-inch sliver ginger
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley

Instructions
 

METHOD 1:

  • As a fabulous smoothie by putting all the ingredients, washed, cut, cored and peeled, if needed, into a high speed blender and blend adding about 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup crushed ice. Drink up!

MTHOD 2:

  • As a juice you can actually juice all of the above in a high powered juicer. Do the smallest ingredients first, then the largest to make sure to get all the spinach and parsley through the juicer. Drink within the first five minutes for the best results.

Notes

If you want to you can add in some fat from either a spoon of almond butter, or a spoon of coconut oil, or flax seed to help make the drink’s effects last longer and digest slower. Use the most organic, local fresh ingredients for the best results.
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