3 Snacks To Easily Boost Your Mood

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Feeling sluggish and heavy? Yes, we all have those days.  Here are 3 mood-boosting meals to jolt and brighten your physical and emotional wellness!

Warm Green Tea & Honey

Okay, so this is not really a snack but we guarantee you that this drink will totally lift your mood!  Sip a cup of green tea at breakfast, before bedtime, or during a relaxing afternoon break to help you relieve anger and anxiety. Green tea is a great source of theanine, which may help relax the mind and make you more alert.

What you need: 

A sachet of green tea
A tablespoon of honey
A cup of warm water

How to make it?:

Put the green tea bag into warm water and add honey. You are done!

Honey Teriyaki Salmon

Salmon is one of the best good mood foods as it has tons of fatty omega 3 oils which is excellent because (here comes the scientific explanation) 60% of your brain is made up of fat, so the more omega 3 oils you consume, the less chances you have of being depressed or experiencing bad moods! 

What you need: 

2 salmon fillets or steaks
2 tablespoons of olive oil
4 tablespoons of dark soy sauce
4 tablespoons of light soy sauce
1 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon of honey 
1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice

How to make it?:

  1. Add the soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger and lemon juice to a bowl and mix to make the marinade.
  2. Place salmon in a flat dish and cover with the marinade and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Remove the salmon from the marinade and discard the marinade.
  4. Heat up 2 tablespoons of olive oil over a medium heat and cook the salmon fillets on each side, until nice and golden ensuring the salmon is cooked through.

Honey Lime Rainbow Fruit Salad

A study published in the American Journal of Public Health has found that eating more fruits and vegetables can boost your happiness. Well, here is a quick salad recipe that you can fix for your little morning dessert. 

What you need: 

1 cup of fresh strawberries, diced
1 cup of fresh pineapple, diced
1 cup of fresh blueberries
1 cup of red grapes, diced into halves
4 kiwis , peeled and diced
1  orange, sliced into halves
2 ripe bananas, diced

Honey Lime Dressing

1/4 cup honey
2 teaspoons of lime zest (zest of 2 medium limes)
1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice

How to make it?:

Dice up all fruits to relatively the same size and add to a large bowl. Add lime juice and orange juice. Fold the ingredients together so that the juice covers all the fruits and this will keep some of the more delicate fruits from browning. Store in a container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
By: Suraya Sidek
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