Boost Your Energy with This Food!

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I have been absolutely loving the Fall season. It’s my favorite of all seasons.

But lately I haven’t been feeling so energetic. The days are shorter, there is more darkness in the morning and evening, and the weather has turned to soggy gray quite a bit over the past couple of weeks.

So, I began to increase this one food to help boost my energy and mood:

Eating more live food.

What does this mean?

It means eating plants…greens, veggies, fruit.

We don’t naturally think about eating live foods during the cooler months. We want warm soups and stews. There is nothing wrong with these, but it’s also really important to get live foods in our diets too.

When we eat live foods (not cooked, baked, or fried), it gives oxygen to our cells and actually boosts our energy at a cellular level. 

So instead of taking nap after work, we actually feel like going for a walk!

I’ve been juicing, blending, and eating salads more than usual. And let me tell you, it’s paying off in a big way. I’m feeling more alive, more energetic, and happier. 

Getting more live foods into your diet is easy. And you can start off small. Some people find it easy to blend greens and fruits into a smoothie instead of munching on a big green salad. Here are some of my favorite smoothie recipes:

Freedom Smoothie

Cherry Almond Chocolate Smoothie

Cashew Berry Protein Smoothie

It’s also great to simply eat a salad as one of your meals.

I used to avoid making salads because they seemed so boring and I never knew what ingredients to put in them. But once I started experimenting and trying different recipes, I’ve learned just how delicious salads can be. 

And I actually crave them more than I do sugary snacks, desserts, or burgers and fries (my old stand-by’s) … because my body feels so amazing after eating live foods!

You’ll just want to make sure that you don’t load salads up with a bunch of unhealthy ingredients that make your body stay fatigued and sluggish…like toxic salad dressings, croutons, cheese (a little is ok). These things aren’t “live” food so they won’t help you get the boost of energy we’re after.

I’ve created a simple salad template that you can use to make a variety of salads. Simply click here to download your free PDF.

Your challenge this week … if you want to start feeling more energetic and get some of your juju back … is to have live foods (a salad, smoothie, etc) at least once each day this week. If you already do this, increase to two times per day for the next week.

You’ll be amazed by your increase in energy and productivity. And, you may even find that you’re sleeping better and naturally have more motivation for exercise. 

We just have this one life. Let’s feel amazing while we live it!

Here’s to your TRUE Health,

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