This ingredient is exceptionally beneficial to the body, and is made up of blue-green algae that has between 55 and 70% easily digestible protein, high levels of essential fatty acids, vitamin B12, iron, and a slew of other powerful phytonutrients and acids that optimize your health. In fact, this combination of beneficial nutrients has been proven to instantly increase your energy, help reduce overall fatigue, and aids in cleansing the body of toxins and other impurities, especially heavy metals (just think of our polluted air). Spirulina’s raw enzymes help to break down food, promote the growth of good flora in our digestive tract, and inhibits bad bacteria and yeasts.
• RAW CACAO
Raw cacao is the purest form of chocolate, known to release the “love” chemical in our brain. It promotes a positive outlook, calms our nerves, helps us focus, and eases PMS and digestion. Cacao raises our serotonin levels, and is loaded with magnesium — the mineral that most people are deficient in due to high stress levels, and a lack of green vegetables in the diet. Eating magnesium-rich foods like cacao can increase the oxygen in our body to boost our energy, balance our mood, and lift our spirits.
Dates are sweet and soft, and surprisingly high in fiber. They naturally replenish our energy levels by quickly converting its simple sugars into glucose for our cells to use as energy. Dates are also high in electrolytes, magnesium, and potassium, which are great for reducing muscle fatigue, making them an excellent pre- and post-workout snack. When it comes to making raw and gluten-free snacks, dates are also a perfect binder and natural sweetener, so you don’t have to worry about adding sugar.
• GOJI BERRIES
Goji berries are next-level in the realm of dried fruits. They are a beautiful, bright red color with a unique taste that is a combination of earthy, a little lemony, a little sweet, and even a tad bit spicy. Goji berries strengthen our immune system, support a healthy libido, and are a complete source of protein.
• BRAZIL NUTS
Brazil nuts are known for their high levels of selenium, which boosts immunity, fights cancer, and uplifts the mood. This high fibrous nut cleanses the body and eases elimination, which in turn helps to maintain a healthy weight and offer up more energy.
• ORANGE ZEST
Who would have thought to eat the rind of an orange? Orange zest (or the zest from any citrus) is brimming with flavonoids, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. As if that weren’t enough, orange zest is actually higher in vitamin C than the flesh itself, and has incredible anti-inflammatory properties.