Happy summer! Today I share healthy summer essentials on Good Food Friday.
A healthy summer breakfast essential is plant-based milk – you can use it in cereal, smoothies and baked oat skillets. Better Than Milk is organic, non-gmo, vegan and free of gluten, dairy, soy and preservatives.It comes in oat, almond and rice varieties and are made with sustainably-sourced ingredients. Their caps and cartons which are also 100% recyclable. In fact, the caps are made from sugarcane which makes them carbon neutral.
Salsa is a great way to add flavor and nutrition to your meals and snacks plus get in a serving of veggies. The Fresh Cravings Certified Organic salsas are made with just a short list of clean, organic ingredients like vine-ripened tomatoes, crisp vegetables, zesty peppers and spices. It’s also refrigerated, not jarred so you can find it chilled in the produce section of Publix. It comes in Chunky Medium Spice or Restaurant Style in Mild, Medium and Hot.
Next, I have calming essentials for summer by Zhou. Ashwaganda is an ancient medicinal herb that may help you’re the body manage stress and their calm now is also formulated with Ashwaganda and other herbs with potential calming effects like lemon balm and hawthorn berry. You can find them at Walmart and zhounutrition.com. Great to have on hand in your bag as we venture out and return to normal life.
Health and fitness essential
Finally I have an essential for those with summer health and fitness goals. Lumen is a metabolism measurement device through breath that measures whether you are burning fats or carbs in real time in under a minute. You learn what foods are good for you, what workouts put you into fat burn and how daily habits like sleep and stress affect your body.It is about training your metabolism to be more flexible so that you can support fat burn. Available at Lumen.me.