The sweet summer breeze has been hitting my sun-kissed cheeks lately, leaving a big smile on my face. After a cold and wet spring, the warmer weather is much welcomed! The farmers markets are starting up, overflowing with the fresh fruits and vegetables of spring. Fluttering birds chirp longingly in anticipation for the berry season’s sweet fruits, but they aren’t the only ones. 😉
Everyone loves chocolate covered fruit! There’s something so delightful about the sweet fruit juices blending effortlessly in your mouth with the decadent chocolate. What would make it even better? Add in some sea salt and almonds, and you’ve got yourself a pretty little treat!
With gut health the new topic of interest lately, fermented foods are gaining in popularity. Not only do fermented foods provide your body with increased enzymes and probiotics, but they can also boost nutrient content such as B-vitamins that may help increase energy levels, improve digestion, and keep your immune system healthy and thriving!
As an athlete, albeit amateur, I’m always trying to make sure that the foods and beverages I consume are providing my body with the necessary vitamins and minerals I need to perform my best under any situation. Now that I’m older, I understand the benefits of maintaining good nutritional intake, the problems excess sugar can cause, and how improper nourishment can make me feel sluggish and irritable.
There’s nothing quite like waking up to the sweet smell of pancakes. While it’s easy to buy a box of pancake mix, it’s almost just as easy to make your own! That way you get no questionable ingredients and can customize them to your liking!
There was a time in my life when I literally ate muffins ALL THE TIME. No joke. Freshman year of college was a muffin bonanza for me because the muffins they had at college were, dare I say, the bomb. Not the healthiest obsession, but hey, I didn’t care at the time. Muffins speak to all your emotions. When you’re sad, they comfort you. When you’re happy, they rejoice with you. When you’re hungry, they mask that hunger with their muffiny goodness.
Brussels sprouts are the perfect side dish. Their subtle yet delectable taste compliments almost any dish while providing numerous vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K, vitamin C, manganese, and potassium. They’re also higher in protein than other green vegetables, boasting 3 grams per cup.
If you’re a morning exerciser, you already know that your morning workout can jump-start your energy for the day. However, sometimes that energy boost can leave you feeling slightly lethargic mid-morning. On top of that, muscle soreness tends to creep in later in the afternoon which can be a big struggle bus. Is there something we can consume post workout that can help boost energy and combat that afternoon soreness?