Photo by Brooke Lark
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.
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.