Ingredients to boost happiness
Eating good for you food can have a positive impact on your mood – and we could all use a little more happiness in our lives. Certain foods you eat can boost seratonin and dopamine in your brain, increasing your feelings of an uplifted mood. If you’re looking for a smile-booster, try incorporating ingredients that contain B vitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, healthy fats, probiotics and adaptogens into your daily diet. Our nutrient-dense menu gives you plenty of options to eat for increased positivity.
Fatty fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids (healthy fats), which are essentially food for your brain cells. Since our bodies can’t make fatty acids we have to get these mental-health boosters from our diet or supplements. Look for Salmon and Albacore Tuna.
Curcumin, turmeric’s active ingredient, has been shownto cross the blood-brain barrier, meaning it can directly enter the brain and benefit the cells at the source. Turmeric also boosts serotonin and dopamine, which are essential for an upbeat mood.
Also known as chickpeas, these small but mighty beans contain 71% of our daily folate, a B vitamin that can help lower stress hormones. Plus, they’re filled with tryptophan, which the body turns into serotonin; the key to happy brain cells.
Herb Hummus, VEG
cucumber, cherry tomato, onion, olive, feta, lemon oregano vinaigrette & house-made pita
Charred Cauliflower, V GF
harissa tahini, medjool date, dill, mint, pistachio
Tuna Lettuce Cups, GF
wild caught tuna, baru nut sauce, black sesame ponzu, shaved carrot, persian cucumber, cilantro, thai basil, mint, bibb lettuce
Good Earth Kale Cobb, VEG GF
cashew poblano ranch, avocado, corn, snap pea, pickled jicama, cherry tomato, garbanzo bean, gorgonzola
Ancient Grains Bowl, V
miso sesame glazed sweet potato, turmeric, charred onion, snap pea, grilled portobello, avocado, hemp seed, cilantro pumpkin seed pesto
Grilled Chicken Avocado Wrap
organic tomato, cucumber, hummus, fresh mozzarella, lemon oregano vinaigrette, house-made pita
Grilled Sustainable Salmon
farro, quinoa, summer vegetables, cilantro pumpkin seed pesto
Poke Bowl, GF
wild caught tuna, brown rice, quinoa, avocado, pickled jicama, snap pea, pickled shiitake, lemongrass ponzu, sesame seed
umami, mushroom, caramelized onion, organic arugula, parmesan, mayonnaise, flaxseed bun
Flourless Chocolate Cake, VEG GF
caramel, almond, vanilla ice cream, cacao nib
Cookies & Ice Cream, V GF
chocolate chip cookies served with vanilla ice cream