Back to Green week is all about bringing IN the good stuff! The way I work as a Nutritional Therapist, I am totally against deprivation and believe in adding ingredients to the diet and routine that support our health rather than removing things that make us happy. Naturally, over time we notice that we feel great as a result and those sweet indulgences that we often crave result from a ‘lack’ of the so-called ‘good stuff’.
The recipes included in week one have been designed to completely nourish you. From your gut health to your brain health and everything in between. It’s totally normal after a period of indulgence to feel like you ‘want’ to restrict and remove, but a week of lettuce leaves and plain porridge will make you feel miserable and deprived – not to mention the effect that it will have on your hormones and cognitive function as your body goes from a few weeks of abundance to little/nothing energy and no doubt you’ll want some additional energy to support those January workout plans too!
During the first week of January, we’re always feeling motivated, so experiment in the kitchen and batch-cook the recipes you love the most! Whether you batch cook and store them in the fridge to enjoy throughout the week or freeze them to enjoy through the months, prepping is KEY! And remember, it’s not an all-or-nothing approach, add the greens, the veggies and plant points but if there’s the odd chocolate lingering in the office in the new year – don’t beat yourself up about it!
BACK TO GREEN: The Recipes…