I have to agree that we do have more pros than cons when it comes to working remotely. It’s practical, economical and way better than wasting time commuting every day.
I do work from home since 2017, and I am quite used to this now. My cat is my only co-worker and I couldn’t ask for a better one.
But I guess working remotely is something new for most of us in 2020, and we may be facing the same dilemma here; especially when it comes to tracking our eating habits.
You know. It’s pretty easy to lose control of your healthy eating pattern when there is so much food available on the fridge next to your “office”.
To be honest, I am quite used to eating healthier. But this month, I have decided to make some changes and came up with some healthy snack ideas from Erbology to help everyone else working from home.
Erbology is not an everyday business. They turn plants into nutritious food, inspiring people to embrace a healthier, happier, and more balanced food habit. They provide healthy food that is good for our body soul and it’s great for the planet too.
Here are some of the products that I have in hand to review.
Super Berry Smoothies
Eating real food is an excellent way of boosting your energy first thing in the morning. There is nothing more refreshing than a smoothie first thing in the morning. I love the fact that we can find any berries in this country.
But this month, I just discoverer a powerful organic Aronia Powder that is simply perfect to add some extra antioxidants and fibres to your brekkie. I usually add this to any berry smoothie or Kefir yoghurt bowls.
I usually add a bit of hemp milk and some mint leaves to fresh it up. But you can be just as creative as you want.
Aronia berries, also known as chokeberries, are rich in fibre and vitamin C and have Cancer-fighting properties. These red or blackberries are easily found in North America, but I am quite happy to bring this in powder to my breakfast.
Plant-Based Snack, anyone?
Do you know those days that you ran out of apples or bananas and just need something to snack between lunch and dinner? That is the temptation for an unhealthy snack happens.
I usually have my snacks during the breaks from teaching a lesson to another. As I do need something quick, I usually tend to eat a piece of fruit or a square of 85% dark chocolate. Then can work well. But why not be more creative with the help of a plant-based snack?
Don’t get me wrong, I do love cucumber and carrot sticks as a healthy snack. But I cannot say it works better than some crackers or mini-snack bites sometimes between a meal and another.
The good news is that we have so many healthier options now that there is no excuse to avoid it. I am trying the Tigernut Granola – Nopal cactus with chia for a couple of weeks now and just love it. It is gluten-free and suitable for vegans.
Tigernut is a sweet veggie tuber fulfilled with iron, magnesium and fibre. It’s crisp and mildly sweet. Just the way I love it. Nopal Cactus is a familiar ingredient from Mexican cuisine. It’s packed with calcium, fibre, magnesium as well.
It’s such a diverse kind of snack, that you can also use it with milk or yoghurt. But sometimes I eat it as a snack cracker – just the way it is.
Meet the Aloe Vera Cleansing Powers
Growing up in Brazil made me appreciate Aloe Vera since I was quite young. We used it to make our hair stronger, as a skincare product, and even for healing purposes such as sunburn.
Aloe Vera is a plant jam-packed with nutrients such as calcium, sodium, magnesium, zinc, among others. It’s also a huge source of Vitamin C.
Not too long ago, I discovered aloe vera drinks in Asian supermarkets and just loved them. The Aloe Vera juice has several benefits for your health – from hydration to constipation and it’s even used as a detox.
By the way, I have tried to add this Organic Aloe Vera juice to my detox routine first thing in the morning.
It’s perfect to boost your immunity and flush the toxin of your body out. for this reason, it works better when drinking it pure without eating anything.
You can also pour it into a sweet drink of preference such as smoothie, juice or water. I just love drinking it pure – the way it is. I tried it with some ice cubes made of my Aronia smoothie. It’s super refreshing and recommended for warmer days.
Overall, I would recommend Erbology range of organic products for anyone who already has a plant-based lifestyle or would like to try a more balanced food habit. I am putting Aronia berries into my daily food habits.
I never heard about this before and I can say it was my superfood find of this year. I also love the Aloe Vera water. It’s a powerful cleansing that everyone should consider trying at least once.
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*I received these products complimentary from Erbology for testing purposes.