Picture this: you snooze through your alarm clock and wake up to realize you need to be at your first work meeting in less than an hour. You jump out of bed, quickly shower, get dressed, and scramble to find your car keys. You barely have enough time to pour yourself a cup of to-go coffee, let alone make breakfast. I’ll skip it and have a big lunch, you think before peeling out of the driveway and almost spilling hot coffee on your lap.
Having a healthy and nourishing meal, as well as a glass of water, is not only beneficial for your physical health, but it can steer your mental health in a positive direction. Our bodies and minds are not separate. The foods we eat (or don't eat) affect our brains. We must hydrate and eat a nourishing breakfast to feed our bodies and our minds.
When you feel sickness coming on, drink a cup of elderberry tea. Rich in immune-boosting magic, elderberry tea is said to alleviate symptoms associated with the flu, as well as reduce a fever.
Oatmeal isn't just a meal for the trails though (or a sweet breakfast for kids). Consuming oatmeal (organic and natural, of course) is quite excellent for your nutrition. Here are a few of the health benefits:
While we love Vukoo Bars for a healthy and fueling meal replacement (this was what they were originally designed for), our delicious protein bars are not only great for on-the-go. With a little creativity and a few extra ingredients, Vukoo Bars can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Check it out!
These muffins are not only easy to make, but they are adaptable to what you have in your kitchen. Store them in an air-tight container throughout the week for a quick snack or breakfast on the go. (Just try not to eat them all in one sitting—they are that good!)
When the temperatures rise, cooking is one of the few things we want to do first thing in the morning. Lazy summer mornings call for fresh fruit, Vukoo bars, or acai bowls to accompany dark, steaming cups of coffee. That’s why we love this recipe for Brazilian Banana Nut Bread. Not only is it incredibly easy to make (under 15 minutes prep time!), but it makes a wonderful addition to our summer morning routine. We like it with a slab of vegan butter from Earth Balance. It also makes a delicious, healthy dessert!