For some, the holidays lead to a lot of stress, whether that be due to office parties, hosting family, or buying gifts. All that extra stress and can lead to burnout that you may still be recovering from even into this new year.
Adding antioxidants to your diet can help your body deal with the physical and emotional inflammation, naturally. As a result, antioxidant foods are good for your heart health and may lower your risk of certain forms of cancer and infections.
Antioxidants are most commonly found in nutes, seeds, legumes, vegetables and fruits such as berries (strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries). Buying a frozen mix of organic berries provides variety and cost savings, since fresh berries can be pricey during growing off seasons.
Adding antioxidants to your diet
One of the easiest ways to up your intake of these powerful anti-inflammatory foods is by adding them to your daily routine in the form of a smoothie. In this case, we’ll tell you how to make a nourishing smoothie bowl.
This breakfast treat is a powerful combination of antioxidants, protein, fiber, and healthy fats. The addition of a scoop of Skinny Coconut Oil and flaxseed helps you feel full longer, and balances the fruits’ sugar content.
Smoothie bowl ingredients
- 1/3 cup water or nut milk of choice
- 1 ½ bananas, frozen
- 1 cup of mixed berries, frozen
- 1 handful of spinach
- 1 Tablespoon flax seed
- 1 scoop collagen powder
- 1 tablespoon of Skinny Coconut Oil
- 5 Ice cubes
- Add water to blender, along with bananas, berries, spinach, flaxseed, collagen, coconut oil, and 5-6 ice cubes.
- Blend on high, using your blender stick to help the ingredients puree. Add more water if you would like it less thick and more of a smoothie consistency.
- Spoon into bowl. Top with your favorite nuts, granola, cacao nibs or coconut flakes.
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