Disguise Veggies in Those Simple Morning Treats
I have always had tendencies of eating well with small instances of indulgences in between. We’re specifically talking chocolate, the milky kind. But lets for the purpose of this article place the mouthwatering thought of chocolate aside. Here’s my personal confession of how my energy levels have changed once I really embraced the plant-based diet.
- My energy levels went up.
- My digestion improved.
- My mood is more stable due to insulin levels being more balanced.
- I eat more small meals throughout the day and never feel the hunger to the point when I get angry with myself and let alone others.
Plant-based means that the majority of the meals are based around leafy greens and veggies of all kinds and sorts. But for the most part, the meals don’t look like veggies at all. To those who don’t like the taste of veggies, here’s happy news, they taste anything but bland.
When it comes to smoothies, there are endless combinations of fruits, veggies, proteins, and healthy fats that we can mix together. But we frequently fall into the rut of mixing the same things.
- Preparing something new can simply mean that you add a good handful of spinach or cucumber to the smoothie you already know and love.
- Here’s one that kicks your system into the right gear from the time you smell it — you can blend carrots with some water. Drain over a thin towel, then mix in some fresh ginger and a spoonful of coconut oil, and you have a healthy option ready. You can also add a banana or a few frozen cubes of almond milk for a sweeter taste and a thicker consistency. Yummy!
- Here’s another one. Blend together a banana, two handfuls of fresh spinach, a spoonful of nut butter, a splash of non-dairy milk, and some water, and you have a delicious green delight ready.
- If some mornings you’re feeling under the weather, try this kick starter. For the base, use some coconut water. Add mango and cucumber slices. Garnish with mint leaves, and here you have it. Pssst, it is also the perfect hangover cure. You can add some more greens like celery or zucchini, and your body will get plenty of fibers and hydration from the get-go.
- This next one is not only the most pretty when it comes to its color, but it also lives up with its taste. Start by a variety of berries to which you add an earthy red beet, blood orange, coconut milk, a spoonful of coconut oil, and a carrot. Maybe it is not the most classic of combinations, but it definitely increases so many health properties. It is worth trying.
- This last one may have been originally made up for kids, but no adult turns it down. Bring together peas, almond butter, and flaxseed, which are all packed with protein. Add more coconut shavings and cacao nibs, and you have heavenly goodness ready for any meal of the day.
- At the end of the day, if I eat lean and clean, I easily allow for a little indulgence as well, in the shape of a small milky brown square, of course.