After the holidays are over, many of us start the New Year feeling bloated, burned out and pudgy. This way, the “new me” resolution is a bit tough to follow-trough. In order to meet your improved-self in 2016, you need to start the year with abundant energy. And what is better energy source than food? After the approved holiday indulgence is over, a healthier food should be your definite choice. The right way to go is not to eliminate food but instead, focus on adding nutrient-dense food to your meals. How to do that? Here are some recipes you can include in your menu.
Broccoli Apple Soup
Broccoli and apples may seem like a strange combination at first, but this soup will do wonders to your body. The apple adds light tartness and sweetness to this dish that will eliminate every bitterness in the broccoli. You will feel full of energy while enjoying the delight of this soup at the same time.
Super Energy Kale Soup
This simple kale soup is considered to be one of the healthiest food there is. Thanks to the deep color the kale has, the same as any other vegetable with this color, it has a high concentration of nutrients and has a range of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on the body.
Energy Lift Green Smoothie
Green juicing is one of the best ways to add more nutrients. Juiced broccoli and kale are the ultimate high-energy foods that will give your body a quick boost. Including more nutrient-rich greens, or vitamin G in your diet will give you more energy and a sense of rejuvenation.
This creamy bananas, blueberries and agave nectar smoothie makes the most delicious energy boost. The agave nectar that is sweeter than honey comes from the agave plant and is easily found in most of the grocery stores. It will provide you with a healthy dose of potassium, plenty of antioxidants and vitamin C and B6.
Apple pie smoothie
Apples are in season at this time of the year. Instead of using them only for baking, make a healthier version of the apple pie with this sweet smoothie that retains all flavor and the vitamin C, B, fiber and phytonutrients your body is craving for after the holidays.
Start 2016 feeling healthy for a fresh start and a beautiful new beginning!