All these rich foods and holiday sweets this time of year is of course amazing but at the same time has already got me looking forward to a fresh start in my nutrition for 2018.
If you’re anything like me and you’ve pretty much convinced yourself you have a winter bod going to help you with the cold then welcome to the club. But with food comas being a usual for me with all these holiday parties, I’m already wanting clean and healthy ways to start getting my nutrition back into the game or at least give my system a break from all the cheese and sugar.
Here are a few nutritious ways to incorporate shots of healthy this season – with socially good brands, of course.
Level Ground has a great selection of teas and spices perfect for incorporating some of that anti-inflammatory goodness that teas and spices can bring to your diet. Level Ground’s mission is to trade fairly and directly with small-scale producers in developing countries, offering customers ethical choices.
By doing this Direct Fair Trade, they have a big vision to alleviate poverty in developing countries.
Want a fast way to get your greens in? Veggie drinks of course. Kuli Kuli is a company that offers moringa in powder form. Moringa is a complete plant protein, that contains all 9 essential amino acids and rich in iron, calcium, vitamins, and antioxidants. Kuli Kuli is woman founded that helps support women-led farming cooperatives in Ghana, Haiti and Nicaragua.
To date, they say they’ve supported 1,000 farmers, planted 1,000,000 moringa trees and helped provide more than $1.5 million in income through their supply chains.
Now if you’re more of a dairy person then B’ More Organic has some good options. Their Icelandic yogurt smoothies are packed with protein and no added sugar. They are a family owned B corp and are not only conscious of their healthy ingredients but the environment through sustainable farming.
They use organic and sustainable ingredients with milk from grass-fed cows and they also donate 1% of their proceeds to local nonprofits researching a solution for the fight against cancer.
Champagne maybe the go-to drink this holiday season but when you’re tired of those food comas, like me, then these healthy shots of nutrition are worth a try- they are good for you and are doing good for the world.
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Claire Pettibone is the founder and Creative Director at Madison Grace a women's conscious lifestyle brand for those wanting to make a positive impact through purposeful purchases in their own way. When she’s not discovering an ethical find or collaborating with a social enterprise, she's a foodie at heart trying to figure out where to eat next.