PWR FOODS: Carrot Ginger Soup is one of my absolute favorite soups in Fall and Winter. It is packed with vitamin A and beta-carotene from the carrots which help to protect eyesight. It also gives a shot of vitamin C and iron – the vitamin C allows you to better absorb the iron. Lastly, the ginger is good for digestion and has wonderful anti-inflammatory properties. Try out this vegan recipe which has no cream.
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In the summer, it’s time to enjoy cooling foods – water-filled fruits and vegetables. Summer is associated with the element Fire, according to the Taoist Five Element Theory. Fire is the energetic force that governs the health and functionality of your heart and small intestines, as well as the functions of circulation and heating in the body. It is important to cut back on refined foods and animal fats to allow these organs to restore themselves.
PWR FOODS: Root vegetables, like carrots and parsnips, are very grounding and filling. One of the best winter treats is a plate of Roasted Root Vegetables. You can serve the Roasted Root Vegetables as a snack with some Savory Tahini Sauce, or as a side dish to your main meal. Use the same instructions about to make Roasted Sweet Potato Fries.