7 Reasons to Eat Sprouts Right Now

Nature provides us with exactly the foods and nutrients we need when we need them. And springtime is all about sprouts.
These cute little curly plant foods are packed with flavor, minerals, vitamins and life force - high in nutrients and low in calories. Sprouts can grow from grains, nuts, legumes and beans. You can eat them raw in salads, wraps or sandwiches, sprinkled on top of soups and stews, or cooked in stir-fries. Wheat Berry sprouts taste nutty and are great mixed with dried fruit for a yummy snack. Sprouted buckwheat makes for an awesome raw granola alternative. Try it with some nut milk or coconut yogurt.
Read my article about the 7 Reasons why Sprouts are so awesome over at MindBodyGreen

Did you know that most of us should be refilling our good bacteria reservoir regularly? Probiotics are crucial for a good digestion, our immune system, beating candida and yeast infections as well as proper nutrient absorption. These good bacteria even play a role in reducing inflammation both in the gastrointestinal tract and in other areas of the body and can help reduce food sensitivities. And what people don’t know is that good bacteria in the gut can actually influence your behavior and even affect your mood. Wow!

So now, how do we make sure we have enough of these friendly friends in our system? Yes – you can take supplements – but even better and more effective – get it through your food!

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Chocolate Mint Chip Shake

I am so thrilled to have come up with this super energizing and cooling shake!

Seriously, just try this and I swear -  you will never again bother to reach for a milk shake or frappuccino.
The raw cacao gives you tons of energy and nutrition. Cacao is in fact the highest antioxidant food on the planet with tons of magnesium, chromium, iron and manganese… and most importantly - it’s totally delicious! Chocolate improves cardiovascular health, builds strong bones, it’s an aphrodisiac and a mood and energy enhancer. Wow! now that’s a super food.

Fresh mint has a real cooling effect on the body, promotes digestion and it soothes the stomach. The strong aroma of mint is very effective in opening up congestion of nose, throat, bronchi and lungs and can give great relief from colds, asthma etc.
Fresh almond milk is way superior to the store bought kind. In fact, almonds contain the most nutrients in comparison to all other nuts with high levels of vitamin E, calcium, phosphorous, iron and magnesium. It also contains zinc, selenium, copper and niacin. Almond milk has even been proven to promote weight loss. The mono-saturated fat contained in almonds satisfies appetite and prevents over-eating.

Cool Chocolate Mint Chip Shake

Serves 1

2 tbsp. raw cacao powder

1 tbsp. raw cacao nibs

1 ½ cup almond milk

Leaves of five stems of fresh mint

¼ tsp. vanilla extract

A pinch of sea salt

5 drops of stevia

4 ice cubes

Blend and sip slowly.


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