Salads are a quick, easy way to get digestible vitamins that can boost energy.
I love eating salads in the middle of my day, which is usually around 1 p.m., to help prevent the afternoon crash. I have way too much too do — a baby to care for and a business to run — to feel worn out during the day. Salads are way better than 5 hour energy drinks, coffee, and sodas because I’m not drinking my calories and salads help give me an energy boost and achieve my long-term health goals of feeling good and being disease-free.
About two weeks ago, I went to North Georgia for some much needed relaxation. While I was there, I visited a health food store and met the most friendliest woman. She had waist length beautiful black hair with shiny silver streaks. I complimented her on her hair and she mentioned to me that since she started eating hemp hearts, her hair has been growing so fast. She also said it did wonders for her skin and energy levels too.
I’m willing to try almost any natural product that boost skin health, so I bought a big ol’ bucket of hemp hearts. Also, I know from taking hemp oil regularly a couple of years ago that hemps have a good amount of omega 3’s, omega 6’s, and omega 9’s. So I thought this would be a great addition to my diet for me and my breastfed little 7 month old.
Along with the hemp hearts, the woman also gave me a flyer with a salad recipe on it. The salad looks delicious and I’m definitely going to try it once I get to the farmer’s market to purchase the ingredients. The hubby and I could use more energy to keep up with our curious little one.
Here are some other benefits of Hemp Hearts:
- lower blood pressure
- lower blood sugar
- less inflammation
- less joint pain
- improved hair and skin
- better mental performance
Here’s the recipe for Hemp Hearts Salad:
- 5 heaping tablespoons of hemp hearts
- 1 tomato
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 3TB olive oil
- 3 TB apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp of garlic
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- pinch of sea salt
Place the spinach in a large bowl. Cut up the tomato, cucumber, radish, celery, carrots, and garlic. Throw all of these ingredients in the bowl on top of the spinach. In a separate bowl, mix olive oil, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, cayenne pepper, and sea salt. Pour this homemade salad dressing mixture over the spinach salad. Add hemp hearts
The flyer says this would make an excellent breakfast. I usually don’t do salads for breakfast, but I’m willing to try it. I can see how this would give you the ultimate energy boost for your day. More energy=more power to really go for it that day and in your life.
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