Zap Energy Into Your Morning Porridge!
You may call it porridge, others might call it gruel and I like to call it a post-workout power bomb.
Regardless of the name you give your morning bowl of warm, gooey cereal, there are ways of zapping its energy potential. You just have to be on point with the combination of ingredients you choose.RELATED: RECOMMENDED PLANS FOR YOU
No bowl of porridge is complete without a healthy dose of extra virgin organic coconut oil, also known as EVOCO.
Coconut oil differs from other oils in various ways. First of all, you cannot open the lid and pour it out like you would olive or sunflower oil. It is hard at room temperature and has a white color. You need to scoop it out with a utensil.
This isn’t exactly a benefit, but it’s an interesting fact.
As for zapping energy into your porridge, coconut oil will literally zap energy into your body due to these compounds called medium chain triglycerides or MCTs for short. You need to memorize this because it’s very important to your future. The same can’t be said for any other type of fat.
How to use: The best way to use it is by adding a tablespoon to your bowl when the porridge is nice and warm. It will melt and you can stir it through evenly.
In recent times chia seeds have rightfully become quite popular as an ingestible powerhouse. Add these babies to your porridge to not only boost the energy potential, but also the nutrient content.
Chia seeds come in black or white and they contain healthy fats, protein, fiber and antioxidants.
How to use: When you leave them to sit in water or milk for a spell, they soften up and become chewy, which can add a little volume to your porridge.
Just be aware chia seeds have a tendency to stick to your teeth when you are done eating. Make sure to take a good look in the mirror after breakfast to make sure you are free and clear. The last thing you want to do is show up for an important office meeting or date with foreign debris in your teeth!
Hemp seeds are along the lines of chia seeds with their nutrient profile. They contain a balance of protein, fiber and healthy fat and are also low in carbs.
It’s an interesting point that they are high in iron, which helps blood cells transport oxygen to working muscles. If your muscles have more oxygen, you will be able to go harder and faster in your workouts.
You can only get these raw, which is a good thing. Raw seeds tend to be easier to digest. Unlike chia seeds, hemp seeds have a soft consistency and are rather like smaller versions of sunflower seeds. They also have a similar nutty flavor.
It’s highly unlikely that you eat enough actual vegetable greens on a daily basis. That’s where the convenience of a greens powder comes in handy. A single scoop is often equivalent to one or more servings of vegetables.
If you scan the ingredient label, you will find such greens as alfalfa, barley grass, wheat grass, broccoli, asparagus and celery root. That may sound less than appealing, but they often cut these with a blend of superfruits. You don’t have to worry though, because you’ll be adding it to your porridge.
Once you blend it all together you’ll hardly notice it’s there – except for maybe a change in color and a slight bit of grittiness. But deal with it.- you’re making a super nutrient-packed bowl of food!
I’d like to give you one last note about greens formulas before I leave this topic. They help improve alkalinity in the blood. A high alkalinity transfers to higher energy levels and a boosted immunity.
In closing, you can find all of these ingredients at a local health food store and maybe even a conventional supermarket- they’re starting to finally come around and are more accessible.
All that’s left to do is whip up a batch and give it a try. Let me know how it turns out!
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