I’ve really enjoyed the holidays. Turns out my pants have not, and have apparently gone on strike. It’s time to get back in the healthy swing of things BEFORE the New Year so I can be confident in my resolution (which I will reveal very soon!)
For me, the way I start my day is the way I finish it. If I wake up and start my day by eating a couple of donuts and stoping by Starbucks for a full fat Gingerbread latte I will finish it in an equally indulgent and unhealthy way. BUT – if I start my day with a green smoothie and a walk I can usually keep up the momentum.
Luckily for me I love the taste of a green smoothie and really enjoy the process of making them! I’ve been thinking of adding protein powder to my rotation, but haven’t pulled the trigger (any reccomendations?) which is unfortunate because I know the key to maintaining the smoothie habit is mixing up your recipes.
Recently, I was introduced to Moringa, a dried leaf powder that is one of the most nutrient-dense plants in the world, AND contains protein, so I had to give it a try.
Check out these comparisons:
- 9x the Protein of yogurt – WOOHOO
- 10x the Vitamin A of carrots
- 17x the Calcium of milk
- 15x the Potassium of bananas
- 25x the Iron of spinach
- 4x more Fiber than oats
- 1/2 the Vitamin C of oranges
They recommend that you add a teaspoon of Moringa to your drink – in my case a smoothie. The energy it gives you is amazing!!! I’m not saying it replaces my morning coffee – but the energy I get from Moringa lasts longer and is also coupled with some alertness I don’t get from my Kcups.
Interested? You should be. Here is what you need to know: Moringa comes in many different forms, powder, tea, oil, capsules – but the powder is the right choice for me. It’s also very important that you get 100% leaf powder and avoid products that state “proprietary blend” – that’s marketing witchcraft. Read the fine print and know what you are buying.
I use Green Virgin Products’ moringa because it comes in a resealable pouch that shuts out the light and sucks up all the oxygen inside.
I highly recommend you give moringa a try. I’m hooked!
Hey y’all: Green Virgin Products compensated us for this post, but my holiday bloat and opinions are all my own!