Fatigue or ‘adrenal fatigue’ includes symptoms like body aches, sugar cravings, anxiety, and feeling absolutely exhausted all the time, even after a long night of sleep. Although it’s technically not medically proven, the people who suffer from this have very real and detrimental symptoms.
The theory is that with if you have Addison’s Disease, your adrenal glands cannot produce sufficient hormones. As a consequence, the endocrine system cannot do its job. While doctors cannot prescribe medication for this, the foods we eat can help to get you out of that slump.
Furthermore, if you feel you are experiencing these symptoms, consult your doctor.
If you want to try and get a boost of energy from healthy vegan foods, then look to these 15 recipes that contain mood, energy, and soul-boosting ingredients and components!
Hemp seeds are packed with healthy fats, amino acids, and vitamins and minerals. These little seeds also give you a boost of energy due to their high levels of magnesium, iron, zinc, and B-vitamins which help our immune system! These Black Bean Hemp Burgers are so perfect for lunch, dinner, snack, even breakfast.
This Chickpea Fusilli in Hemp Tahini Sauce recipe is absolutely delicious and packed with 1/4 cup hemp seeds, red bell pepper, chickpea fusilli pasta, and shelled edamame. A perfect midday pick-me-up after a long day!
Avocado is a great source of healthy fats and is a great energy booster as it’s an amazing source of omega-3s, which are essential for proper brain functions and our immune system. These Avocado Bun Black Bean Burgers are sandwiched in between two ripe avocado halves and then topped with salsa and salad greens.
What better way to enjoy avocado than in a dip? This Easy Protein Guacamole is made of smashed pea and avocado dip/spread is a nice protein loaded spin of the traditional guacamole. Dip your pita, or your fries into these!
The greens we’re focusing on here are kale, asparagus, and broccoli. And in this Green Goddess Bowl is a healthy helping of avocado, which gives it a nice creamy texture and a healthy fat boost.
Edamame is actually another name for soybeans. These young unripe soybeans are rich in plant-based protein which will help your body level out your hormones and relieve stress-induced fatigue. Give this simple Edamame Seaweed Salad a try! This salad can be served as a light lunch or a side with dinner.
You can get your soybeans in a more filling way, too. Try this Edamame Peanut Noodle Salad is filled with tons of color, texture, and flavor.
Chickpeas are rich in folate, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, iron, copper, and zinc. As a good source of complex carbohydrates, chickpeas also ensure we get clean fuel for the entire day. This Iranian Eggplant and Chickpeas Stew is delicious. The texture of the eggplant and chickpeas go so well together, and the sweetness of the dates and apricots blend perfectly with the cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and turmeric.
This Tofu and Chickpea Polpette With Marinara Sauce is topped with the most delicious marinara sauce, a match made in heaven, you have something delicious, hearty and perfect for any occasion.
Spinach provides us with loads of energy. This dark leafy green is packed with vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A, E, and K as well as folate. So this Spinach Salad With Barley Bacon will make the perfect light lunch dish.
This gorgeous Buckwheat Spinach Crepes With Mushrooms, Pesto and Tahini Dressing recipe contains high amounts of nutrients and are packed with spinach.
This Red Lentil Spinach Soup is hearty, filling and packed with spinach, red lentils, tomato paste and carrots. It creates the most satisfying meal.
Rich in zinc, iron, folate, magnesium, and manganese, wild rice will have your energy running! Wild rice also has more protein than other grains. Choosing wild rice as a source of healthy carbohydrate in your diet is a great idea to ensure your body gets all the amino acids it needs. This Wild Rice Pilaf With Butternut Squash, Cranberries, and Pecans recipe is vegan, gluten-free, high in protein and fiber, and low in fat.
This tasty Pumpkin Chili With Wild Rice recipe can be made in just 30 minutes but has such developed flavors that you’d think it had been simmering for hours.
Nutritional yeast is not only a flavorful addition to pretty much anything, it’s also a great energy-booster thanks to its high content in vitamin B12. The best part about it is its rich cheesy-like taste, that you can sprinkle on just about anything, like this Cheesy Tofu Scramble!
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Lead image source: Wild Rice Pilaf With Butternut Squash, Cranberries, and Pecans