Give up giving up with swaps, not sacrifices.
Lent is approaching, and many of us (religious or not) will be taking the opportunity to make some changes to our lifestyle. If you’re thinking of cutting something out of your diet, why not make it a permanent change you can stick to, rather than a temporary one you can’t?
We think sustainable swaps are better than short-term sacrifices, so here are our suggestions for switches that are so good, you won’t even feel like you’re missing out on anything.
Giving up: Chocolate
Swap it for: Bioglan Superfoods Organic Cacao
Chocolate is probably one of the most given-up foods over lent, but pure cacao is a great swap that delivers on taste as well as packing in an added hit of antioxidants and minerals. The most satisfying of all our swaps, and one you’ll barely notice.
Giving up: Caffeine
Swap it for: Bioglan Superfoods Organic Maca
If you’re anything like us, your willpower is at its lowest first thing in the morning. Bear in mind, however, that the caffeine craving really comes from the habit, so swap your mug of joe for a hot maca latte, and the only difference you’ll feel will be a more sustained energy-release and a stronger immune system. Wake up and smell the maca.
Make it: Whisk a teaspoon of Bioglan Superfoods Organic Maca and a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg into a mug of warmed almond milk.
Giving up: Sweet snacks
Swap it for: Bioglan Superfoods Raw Bites
Snacks are just as important as meals when it comes to fuelling busy days. Instead of reaching for the chocolate biscuits, superpower your bag, cupboards and desk-drawer with a pack of Bioglan Superfoods Raw Bites. With six flavours to choose from you’ll be spoiled for choice, and as they’re made with totally natural ingredients you won’t even need to worry about an untimely sugar-crash.
Giving up: Alcohol
Swap it for: <Our Superfood Mocktail> [hyperlink to blog post once live]
If you’re going dry, you can have your mojito and give it up too (plus a few superpowered benefits) thanks to our <Superfood Mocktail> [hyperlink to blog when live] made with Bioglan Superfoods Acai + Berry. It’s a superfood twist on the happy-hour classic, which beats stress and kicks energy slumps much more effectively than a glass of the hard stuff.
Giving up: Junk food
Swap it for: An all-round better diet
The umbrella term for eating better = ditching junk food. The foods we call ‘junk’ vary from person to person, but the intention to eat less processed, chemical foods and more natural goodness should be a change you can commit to permanently. Get started with a smoothie enriched with Bioglan Superfoods Organic Wheatgrass to cleanse and alkalise the body.