Requiring minimal preparation, this recipe can be done in no time, and is very nutritious.
Avoiding any stress when diagnosed with HPA Axis Dysregulation or Adrenal Exhaustion is not only vital but it is the key to recovery. Reconnecting with food is also of the utmost importance; as keeping blood sugar levels stable.
Place all ingredients necessary for the dressing into your food processor and blitz until smooth and creamy.
Peel and cook the Sweet Potatoes (ideally at the same time you are cooking dinner, and let to rest until the morning. less to do in the morning = less stress, especially if time and low energy levels are of the essence). When still warm, cut in half and place in a deep plate or bowl.
Add Beetroot and Avocado cut into chunks to the bowl (best if they are at room temperature, and want to enjoy a warm breakfast).
Slice or grate the Ginger. Slice and boil the Asparagus in salted water (about 30 seconds maximum). Drain and add to the bowl.
Sprinkle with the air-dried Beans, Pistachios and Sunflower Seeds, and drizzle with the dressing. Serve immediately.
For extra Protein and Omega-3, add a tin of Tuna, Mackerel or sardines; or sliced chicken breast, if you are not Vegan/Vegetarian.
In the context of my current newsletter on stress, this recipe is again ideal for it is very nutritious and yet very feeling; meaning that it will keep you from dips in energy and snacking, or reaching out for stimulants, such as caffeine. Furthermore, the Glycaemic load is very low, and is very useful to control blood sugar levels. Being very rich in fibre, it will also assist in keeping you fuller for longer, help your transit, and feed your symbiotic Microbiome; perfect for detoxification and elimination.
It will also act on your mood by supplying key nutrients that your brain needs and boost the immune system, and will protect your adrenals by supplying very good amount of Vitamin C. By preparing the night before, you are able to minimise morning prep.
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