Uh-oh – January has arrived! Christmas Day is now a distant memory, you’re still recovering from your New Year’s celebrations, it’s likely that you’ve over-indulged a tad and you can bet your last remaining pennies on the weather being cold, damp and (very) miserable. So, here are a few ways to help you banish those back-to-work blues and ease you into 2019 feeling bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and ready to tackle your email inbox!
Chai or Matcha Latte
Swap your morning coffee for one of our blissfully warm Hot Specials, including our fragrant and spicy Chai Latte. The black tea in chai has been used for thousands of years as a natural and healthy stimulant to promote general health and well-being. And what’s more, it’s rich in antioxidants to help you fight off that much-dreaded winter flu! Spices in chai such as cinnamon facilitate natural energy production within the body and work against fatigue by moderating blood sugar levels. For those of you with a sweet tooth, try our Matcha & Vanilla Latte at the Treehouse – matcha (a form of green tea) contains an amino acid called L-theanine that helps you feel more focused and energised, while also assists in increasing your attention span.
Eggs for breakfast
Opt for eggs in the morning! Whether scrambled, boiled or poached, eggs are not only packed with protein, but also consist of B vitamins that are essential for a steady and sustained source of energy production. We have an egg-cellent variety of poached egg options for you to squirrel away on including The Classic, The Mexican and The Royale, served either on toast or in a bowl. If you’re working from home, don’t forget that you can order straight to your door through Deliveroo!
Balls of energy…
Beat that afternoon energy slump with a quick afternoon snack! Our flavoursome gluten-free energy balls are the perfect pick-me-ups and serve as healthy substitutes for chocolate. Keep a couple of our Peanut Butter & Cacao energy balls stashed away to keep your sugar cravings at bay! Raw cacao contains magnesium – a great source of energy production – and also boosts the body’s natural production of serotonin (aka the ‘Happy Hormone), which in turn helps enhances our mood and the ability to fend off stress.
Replace white rice with brown to help you feel energised for longer! Refined carbohydrates like white rice give you a short burst of energy, but this tends to be followed by a blood sugar level crash, leaving you feeling lethargic. On the other hand, brown rice has a lower glycemic index, helping your body release energy more slowly and steadily throughout the day. It’s also a great source of fibre and nutrients! Try our delicious selection of nutritious grain bowls at both South Kensington and Victoria.
Happy New Year from the team at Squirrel! If you’re nuts about health, keep your eyes peeled for more Squirrel blogs coming your way throughout 2019…