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Thrive This Holiday Season With These Tricks.

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Do you feel the same in the Winter as you do in the Summer? Probably not. Especially if you live in a colder climate. Further north, the days are shorter, and it's natural to be more inward and quiet. Yet the holidays are typically a busy time. This can create stress for you because of the extra things going on in your life while your body wants to "semi-hibernate".

You may be wondering what you can do to keep feeling your absolute best through the winter. For those of us who live in colder climates, you may find that you are naturally being drawn towards warmer and heavier foods. The upside of this transition is that warming foods can be be grounding, nourishing, and balancing. The downside is that we may forget to include important enzymes and phyto-nutrients, ones that can only be found in raw plant foods. 

Winter is the perfect time to eat more warming foods. There are two ways for your food to warm you. One is with the actual temperature of the food. The other, lesser known technique, comes from the ancient healing traditions that classified all foods into three categories: 

1. Warming Foods.

2. Neutral Foods. 

3. Cooling Foods.

To give you a super quick overview, all fruits are considered to have a cooling effect on your system, especially citrus fruits and melons. Fruits in general should be eaten in somewhat smaller quantities when you're trying to stay warm. 

The foods that are considered neutral are not a problem, so in the interest of time, we'll skip that topic for today.

Warming Foods

Let's look at the warming foods. In general all grains, seeds, beans, root vegetables, and all proteins are quite warming. The vegetables that grow above ground tend to range from neutral to slightly warming. For instance, Brussel Sprouts are considered more much warming than Romain Lettuce. In general, foods that contain 'slow-burning" carbohydrates are going to be much more warming than foods that have significant sugar content. 

There are also the warming spices. Don't underestimate the potency of spices just because the quantity you eat is smaller. For example, cinnamon is one of the most warming foods on earth! Ginger, Black Pepper, and Red Peppers are also good allies in terms of staying warm and happy during Winter. This is partly why almost all Sarvaa products contain Cinnamon and Ginger.

What About Smoothies in Winter?

Are you curious about smoothies? Do you wonder about techniques you can use to make smoothies "Winter-friendly"? I'm happy to say there are fantastic things you can do to make your smoothies way more warming and delicious when it's cold outside! First and foremost, skip the frozen fruit if that's part of your Summer Smoothie routine. Next up, run your blender longer than usual to actually warm up your smoothie to room temperature or higher. Lastly, add more nuts, seeds and  Meal Replacement powders.

Raw Food vs Cooked Food

When it's cold and you're not wanting to eat a lot of raw fruits and vegetables, it's much harder to get a healthy amount of enzymes in your daily diet. The other downside of of eating less salads and fruits is that it becomes more difficult to get all of your micro-nutrients. Obtaining these key nutrients is essential for maintaining good health during the winter months when it comes to your immune system and your overall mood. Sarvaa Superfoods are absolutely loaded with micro-nutrients to keep your vitality high and your happiness strong!

Quick and Easy Bio-Hacks for Winter:

  • Try adding a spoonful to your favorite breakfast meal such as oatmeal or cereal.
  • Create a delicious warm beverage with Cacao Plus or Mayan Chocolate. Simply warm up almond milk, or coconut milk and stir in your favorite powder. Be careful not to overheat or boil so as not to destroy important enzymes!
  • Add one of the Sarvaa Meal Replacement powders to your favorite baking recipe such as cookies, muffins, bars, or even pancakes.
  • Experiment with raw dessert recipes such as truffles, sauces, or see the recipe below for a chocolate avocado pudding.


Raw Cacao Avocado Potion (4 servings)

1 Avocado

1/2  Banana

1 cup almond milk

1/4 cup of Sarvaa Superfood's Cacao Plus or 3 Tablespoons of your favorite Sarvaa SuperFood Elixir

1 Tablespoon of coconut oil.

Place ingredients into a blender, blend until warm, and drink right away!

Do you have a favorite Sarvaa Superfood recipe? We'd love to hear from you! 


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