Top Greens Superfoods

TOP 3 GREEN SUPERFOODS 🌱🌿

While I find the word “superfood” to be completely over-used these days, especially since all whole foods offer nutrients making them pretty “super,” I’d still like to give the title to my three favorite greens powders!

These “superfood” greens are packed with nutrients and offer many health benefits. I’ve listed just some of the health benefits below:

💚{Top Green Superfoods} 💚

🌱Spirulina ~ blue-green algae that helps boost the immune system, regulate cholesterol and blood pressure. It contains chlorophyll which provides vitamin A, B vitamins and iron. It’s also a great source of protein and essential amino acids!

🌱Morninga ~ comes from India’s ancient “miracle” tree. It’s high in antioxidants and vitamins, including iron, magnesium, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C, as well as B vitamins. It’s also a great source of calcium, potassium and protein, and can be used to help balance cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

🌱Chlorella ~ this algae contains chlorophyll, beta carotene and is a great source of vitamin C, iron and protein. Chlorella has also been known to help rid the body of heavy metals and other toxins. You’ll want to look for “broken cell” or “cracked cell” Chlorella as this will aid in digestibility and absorption.

I’ll be completely honest – none of these greens powders taste amazing 😬, however, the flavor of these powders can be easily masked in a fruit smoothie!

Be well,
Tina

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Eat this, not that: nutritional shakes

organ nutritional shakes

Product showdown: nutritional shakes!

A client of mine, who has a very busy schedule, was looking for a healthy nutritional shake that she could have when she’s on-the-go and doesn’t have time for a meal. She asked my thoughts on Ensure nutritional shakes, thinking that they would be a good option for her. While Ensure is marketed as “healthy,” they contain artificial flavors and sugars, genetically modified ingredients and loads of preservatives and additives – not exactly what I’d consider to be a nutritious!

Instead, I recommended Orgain organic nutritional shakes.

organ nutritional shakes
They are full of vitamins and minerals from organic fruits and vegetables, have plenty of protein as well as a balanced blend of carbs and fats. They are free of artificial sweeteners, preservatives and do not contain gluten, soy or corn.They also make a vegan version for those who do not tolerate dairy.

Orgain products can be found online and in stores like Vitamin Shoppe.

This is definitely a better choice! Think before you eat!

Be well,
Tina

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Natural Cold Remedies

natural cold remedies

There’s nothing worse than feeling sick!  😷 During the cold winter months, our immune systems tend to be vulnerable, leaving us susceptible for colds, the flu and infections. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite natural cold remedies, which are meant to help boost the immune system and help fight illness.

Why is immune support so important? The immune system’s primary function is to protect your body against infection, and if the immune system is weak or compromised, you will be much more susceptible to illness. So a strong immune system is vital for a healthy body!

Natural Cold Remedies
natural cold remedies
~Green tea with cayenne, lemon 🍋 and raw honey 🍯

~Oil of Oregano capsules

~Zinc lozenges

~1T Apple cider vinegar mixed with honey and warm water taken as a drink

~For sore throats, mix together apple cider vinegar, pink Himalayan sea salt and warm water and gargle several times a day

~ACF immune support shot, which is a mixture of immune boosting herbs such as elderberry, echinacea, ginger, etc.

~Essential oils, like this “breathe easy” blend I use in my diffuser

~Lots and lots of water, soups, broth and sleep! 😴 🍵 #naturalremedies

Be well,
Tina

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Healthy hot chocolate recipe (with superfoods!)

There’s nothing quite like a warm mug of creamy hot cocoa in the wintertime! While most hot chocolate drinks are filled with loads of sugar, this healthy hot chocolate recipe is dairy-free, lower in sugar, packs tremendous nutritional benefits and is equally as delicious as the original!

Let’s take a look at the superfoods included in this recipe:
maca
Maca
root is a member of the cruciferous family (think broccoli), and is considered a superfood for its many health benefits. Maca is rich in vitamin B vitamins, C, E, and it provides calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids. Maca is an adaptogen and therefore has long been used to balance hormones in both men and women. It has positive effects on energy, endurance and mood.

 

cacaoCacao (pronounced ka-cow) is the raw, unprocessed form of chocolate. This superfood is very high in antioxidants, is a great source of B vitamins, and contains minerals such as magnesium, iron, chromium, among many others. Cacao also acts as a natural mood-booster by raising serotonin levels.

 

Healthy Hot Chocolate Recipe (with superfoods!)
Serves 2

Ingredients
2½ cups unsweetened almond, cashew or coconut milk (I like Silk cashew milk)
2 tablespoons cacao powder (feel free to use unsweetened cocoa powder if that’s what you have on hand)
1 tablespoon of maca powder
2 tablespoons of maple syrup, or to taste
Pinch of sea salt
Pinch of cinnamon (optional)

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Instructions:
Whisk or blend all ingredients together until smooth.
Transfer ingredients to a small saucepan and slowly warm to desired temperature.

healthy hot chocolate

Enjoy!

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