One of my favourite ways to incorporate protein into my diet is in a SMOOTHIE! And just like Camille talked about in her article on Protein and Serotonin (posted May 15th), incorporating protein into your breakfast can be pivotal in terms of how you feel on a day to day basis.
One of my favourite smoothie recipes was concocted by my friend Mel at our local run club. It has the perfect amount of antioxidants (hemp seeds), protein (bee pollen), and electrolytes (coconut water).
One of the biggest changes I've made in my life over the past few years has been paying attention to my diet. I began to notice a connection between food and mood. Ie I noticed a boost and felt more uplifted when my diet contained more whole, nourishing foods and less sugar and caffeine.
This blog post just scratches the surface but the FUEL TO HEAL section of this site will be a continual dialogue on how what we eat relates to how we feel.
The smoothie recipe is listed below. Happy fueling :)
Super Serotonin Smoothie:
1.5 cups spinach
half an English cucumber
1 peeled lime
5 basil leaves
2 Tbs bee pollen
pinch of Himalayan sea salt
1 cup coconut water
1/2 cup coconut milk
GARNISH: toasted coconut flakes// hemp seed with cacao// bee pollen
Photo cred: @acqtastemag