As if that weren’t enough, dairy can be a real downer: studies have shown that it takes a toll on your body and may negatively affect your mood. A London-based study showed that people who consumed high-fat dairy products, along with processed meat and refined sugar, had a 58% higher risk of depression.
If you’re still not convinced to make the switch to non-dairy milk, soy and almond milk have really long shelf-lives! That’ll come in handy if you’re limiting your trips to the grocery store.
Think of green vegetables as the anti-dairy: they boost your immune response and improve your mood.
Leafy greens are high in a compound called folate, which aid your body in producing mood boosting chemicals like serotonin and dopamine. Some research suggests that eating greens everyday can protect your memory as you age, too! Just make sure you get 8 servings a day for full benefits.
Frozen greens can last for a while, so grab a couple extra bags next time you visit the grocery store.
Garlic & Onion: Hey, We’re Social Distancing Anyway ??♀️
Pebble’s Founder, Patrick, saw first-hand how indigenous communities harnessed raw garlic’s antiviral properties to combat the flu. It makes sense: garlic and onion are both high in vitamin C, vitamin B6, and zinc, among other nutritious compounds.
If you’ve got some greens-averse members of your household, this hearty recipe sneaks in some spinach. We prefer subbing the traditional sausage for a vegetarian option, like Beyond Meat, but you do you!
Alright, alright… This recipe calls for parmesan. We find that the leeks add a pleasant, sweet flavor to the greens, making cheese obsolete! If you’re still feeling an itch for some dairy, just sub in some delicious vegan cheese.
This dish will make even an amateur cook feel like a pro. It tastes like it took hours to make, but you don’t have to tell anyone this soup took less than an hour. Once you try it, it’ll become a staple in your household!