Awe yes, the question of warmth comes up around living food a lot. Especially this time of year. Everyone is unique when it comes to their dietary needs, but I believe in maintaining 60% raw foods during the Canadian cold season, so green smoothies, salads and other fresh plant-based treats. While the remaining 40% should be warming, cooked foods… and I’m not talking about a piping hot pepperoni pizza either.
- Things that grow under the soil tend to make us warmer like sweet potatoes, carrots, or maca.
- Squash also has a great warming effect on the body and they make delicious soups.
- Spices are helpful, think cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, cayenne. Add these to smoothies, or hot teas. Easy way to spice things up and warm yourself at the same time.
- Beans and legumes are so satisfying, sprout them before cooking for an extra nutrient kick.
- Grains are both grounding and warming, stick to gluten free options, my top three are quinoa, amaranth and long grain wild rice.