EASY Tips to Feel More Energized FAST
- Reduce or (if possible) eliminate caffeine. Caffeine causes many ups and downs that include dehydration and blood sugar lows and highs, making mood swings more frequent.
- Drink lots of water – Most of us are chronically dehydrated. Try to drink a glass of water before you go to sugar or caffeine and wait a few minutes to see what happens.
- Eat tons of dark leafy green vegetables. Green is associated with spring, a time of renewal and refreshing. Greens are full of vitamins and nutrients and great for improving circulation, lifting the spirit, purifying the blood, and strengthening your immune system.
- Use real sweets. Avoid sugar and chemical artificial sweeteners. Use natural sweeteners like maple syrup, brown rice syrup, and agave nectar. Eat sweet vegetables such as yams, carrots, and beets or fruit to curb sweet cravings.
- Get Moving. Start with simple activities, like walking or yoga. As this becomes a routine increase the amount or type of exercise.
- Get more SLEEP, rest and relaxation. When you are tired or stressed, your body will crave energy. These cravings are often a result of being sleep-deprived, going to bed late, and waking up early for months and years on end.
- Evaluate the amount of animal food you eat. Eating too much meat, dairy, chicken, and eggs can lead to low energy. So can eating too little! Experiment and see what your body feels the best with.
- Evaluate your close relationships to see if there are people who drain you of your energy. It doesn’t mean that they are bad, but it is good to notice who drains you and why. See if you can transform those relationships by communicating and/or setting boundaries. Don’t be afraid to distance yourself or end the relationship.
- Take time for YOU. Find activities that restore your energy, such as a walk, a bath, a movie, or whatever you might enjoy and schedule some time with yourself to do these things!
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Turmeric is a spice that is becoming a household name, and for good reason! There have been hundreds of studies that have proven that turmeric has more powerful properties and effects than some pharmaceuticals. Turmeric is best known for its ant inflammatory effects but has too many benefits to count.
Turmeric is considered…
- A disease-preventive agent
- Studies have shown to reduce risk of cancers, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease among many others
- An anti-inflammatory powerhouse
- Studies have shown this spice is great for treating arthritis and other injuries.
- A digestive aid
- Turmeric contains a component that helps increase the flow of bile, an important component in the breakdown of dietary fat.
- An antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal agent which all help strengthen the immune system and ward off the risk of catching viruses.
- A Liver Detoxifier
- Turmeric increases production of vital enzymes that break down and reduce toxins within the body. Turmeric is also known to increase and improve blood circulation which aids in this detox process
I always add 1/4 or 1/2 tsp of turmeric to my smoothies but here is probably one of the easiest recipes that will allow you to sneak some turmeric into your diet. These great spicy turmeric chickpeas can be used as a snack or a perfect protein to add to your salad.
1 can of organic (no salt added) chickpeas
Turmeric – fresh or ground
Chili Powder and/or another cajun spicy seasoning of choice
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Drain and rinse the can of chickpeas.
Place tinfoil on a baking sheet and spray with olive or coconut oil.
Spread chickpeas in an even layer over baking sheet, respray the tops of the chickpeas.
Sprinkle the chickpeas with a thin layer of turmeric, garlic powder, and other spicy spice of choice.
Bake for 30 minutes or until they are crispy.
Craving something sweet for breakfast or looking for a healthier alternative for dessert?
Try this amazing Almond Joy Chia Pudding. Feel free to sub out the almonds for berries or another fruit or nut as desired 🙂
Almond Joy Chia Pudding:
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- ½ cup coconut or almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon 100% maple syrup or organic honey
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut, plus a little more for topping
- ⅛ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon raw cacao powder
- cacao nibs for topping
- almond slivers for topping
1. Combine chia seeds, coconut milk, maple syrup, shredded coconut, cacao powder and vanilla extract into a mason jar or small bowl.
2. Cover mixture and let sit overnight in the refrigerator.
3. Top with cacao nibs, shredded coconut, and some almond slivers in the morning and enjoy 🙂