What makes Happy Healthy Human different than other snacks on the market?
HHH snacks are designed for flavor and function. In designing these snacks I carefully considered the macronutrient (carb, fat, protein), micronutrient (vitamin and minerals), and energetic (cooling, heating, heavy, light, sweet, salty, astringent, bitter, sour, pungent) qualities of each ingredient to formulate a well-balanced snacks that tastes amazing. Most snacks ignore one (if not all) of these qualities.
Each of these snacks are high in protein, use organic ingredients, and are convenient to eat on the go.
What do each of the snacks do and how do they achieve it?
Balance: How do you find balance? You find your footing. You find grounding. So Balance has some heavier/stronger flavors and ingredients so that you can find center once again. Raisins are sweet and heavy, peanuts are high in fat and have a deep quality. Turmeric reduces inflammation, but it needs black pepper to aid this action. Pepper adds a spark and a spice. Amchoor powder (a dried mango powder), adds a sourness, which adds to the heavier, balancing qualities of the snack.
Calm: Calm is cooling. So I use coconut oil and coconut flakes to be a lighter mix with the dried chickpeas. Fennel adds a cooling, airy element that soothes and calms your digestive system, and dried blueberries are small, sweet, and light, so you can let any anger go.
Energy: Energy is power. My homemade organic nut butter blend is not too heavy with the addition of sunflower seeds, so you can keep moving. Honey and brown rice syrup are important for adding carbohydrates: carbs are the energy source of the cell, and are a quick way to get a boost. Cinnamon is added to help modulate your blood sugar since you are eating these carbohydrates. Pea and rice protein powder are combined to be a complete protein - it has all of the essential amino acids to help build muscle and keep you feeling full.
Motivation: Motivation is designed to help you get off your butt and get into action. Pumpkin seeds are a light, lower-in-fat seed, and it’s combined with dried cranberry, which is more sour than sweet. There is only a small amount of olive oil to hold everything together. A dash of cayenne pepper gets you the pep you need to get moving!
Relief: This is designed to ease frazzled nerves and support your entire endocrine (hormone) system. Maca is an adaptogen, meaning it helps your cortisol lower and you to find calm. Brazil nuts are high in selenium, supporting a healthy thyroid. Banana is high in potassium, which acts to counteract sodium and high blood pressure. Cinnamon adds to the lovely cozy flavor that just makes you feel safe and at ease.
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