Manage episode 246973840 series 2312993
Have you ever noticed how we often fight the very self-care that’s here to help us? That’s what happens to all of those lost New Year’s resolutions. (‘Oh yeah … wasn’t I going to go on a diet and lose twenty pounds?’)
I begin this show by reading Chapter Nine of my new book, The Extremely Busy Woman’s Guide to Self-Care. It’s all about this very phenomenon, and some of the thinking that drives these choices. Which is a perfect set up for my guest … who knows ALL about healthier eating and drinking!
I have a soft spot in my heart for superfood expert and cookbook author Julie Morris. Julie’s book Superfood Smoothies helped me weather my grief when my daughter Teal died in 2012. I truly believe those superfoods were part of how I not only managed my upheaval, but also how I began to learn self-care again.
Today Julie’s work continues to expand, sharing superfood recipes in soups, snacks, juices and more. And her newest work on ‘smart plants’ is designed to help us optimize our brains. How cool is that? Listen in as we get down and dirty on how natural nootropics enhance the brain, and why they are so important in this digital, hyper-speed age in which we live.Among other things, I learned:
- Why eat superfoods and natural nootropics and how they work
- Why not just take supplements instead?
- Julie’s top three recommended superfoods for optimized brain and body
- Brain clarity snacks
- Four basic nootropic tools for any diet
- The value of plant-based proteins … and what the best ones are
- The healthiest ways to sweeten a smoothie
JULIE MORRIS is a passionate wellness advocate who believes we can build a better quality of life through what we put on our plate.
Considered a pioneer in the realm of superfood and nootropic cooking, Julie explores the world's most powerful plants through her work as a natural food chef and New York Times bestselling author. Her in-depth expertise has been quoted by such diverse publications as The Wall Street Journal, GQ, and Women's Health Magazine, and her recipes have been featured in numerous culinary publications. In addition to her five previous bestselling books, Julie is the founder and culinary director of the superfood education center, Luminberry, and is dedicated to empowering people with the rewards of cooking with nature's most amazing foods.