With finals being just around the corner, it's especially important to stay healthy, but also much harder to make time to exercise, let alone cook. Luckily, our city is home to so many cool and delicious health food restaurants, so that when it's crunch time, we don't have to go very far to find high quality and affordable meals.
If there's one thing we care about here at MTL Blog, it's letting you in on the best in the city, and for fresh, high-quality food, we go to Copper Branch!
Now if you aren't already in on the hype, here's what you need to know: founded in Montreal, Copper Branch is a 100% plant-based, power food restaurant that prides itself on social and environmental responsibility, serving everything from power bowls, burgers, sandwiches, soups and smoothies to guilty pleasures like all-natural vegan, gluten-free poutine and desserts!
And the best part is, Copper Branch has over 200 + recipe combinations so you can create your own perfect combo!
Here are 6 of our favorite recipe combinations, chosen specifically to help you through the last stretch of the semester:
The health benefits of this bad boy are mind-blowing: made with beets, pea protein, and brown rice, this burger amps up your vitamin and mineral intake and leaves you nice and full! Pea protein is great for digestion, stabilizing blood sugar and increasing energy, which is perfect for powering through your finals. Brown rice is high in fiber and rich and selenium and manganese, which helps with your nervous system (which is probably freaking out), while beets are high in many vitamins and minerals, including iron, which gives you more stamina! And did you know that beets detoxify the liver? So why not grab a Copper Burger next time you're hungover!
Add organic tofu slices on top of that for an extra boost of calcium and you've got yourself a masterpiece!
Who wouldn't want to channel the genius of Einstein when finishing up an assignment? This smoothie is perfect for keeping your brain in gear when studying, thanks to the antioxidants found in raspberries and blueberries, which help improve your memory!
And for the perfect meal on the go, add organic hemp protein powder to avoid poor concentration and muscle pain, and keep your body nice and strong.
This one is sure to be your new favorite. The Mediterraneo Power Bowl features chia seeds, eggplant, zucchini, chickpeas and more, which are all loaded with nutrients that work wonders on your metabolism, burning calories and regulating hormones.
When ordering this "energy bowl", as I like to call it, choose the foodie favorite, organic quinoa, for a base, and go with tempeh as you choice of protein, which, as a probiotic food, provides the muscle-building protein you need to tough through those long periods of sitting down.
Get your Shiitake Teriyaki Sandwich on organic kamut ciabatta and benefit from the amazing properties of this nutrient-dense bread. High-fiber foods like kamut strengthen your immune system while lowering your risk of developing a number of health issues. Who wants to get sick during exams?! Not me.
Instead of getting a sandwich, make it into a Collard Green Wrap. Collard greens detoxify your body and boost your blood circulation, and is a great way to enjoy a delicious mix of smoked tofu, sweet potato, zucchini, caramelized onions, pesto and more!
Copper Branch makes healthy eating so convenient, they even make breakfast! Made with organic quinoa, shredded coconut, blueberries, banana, and more, this is a go to if you're in for a productive day. Naturally gluten-free, there is no risk of getting a downer mid-study because your breakfast was too heavy. And I used to blame lack of sleep!
Pair this with their fair trade organic coffeefor optimal concentration results!
Eating healthy is the key to your success, and Copper Branch provides you with just that through the healthiest of ingredients.
It's the perfect place to go if you're prepping for finals, or simply want to treat yourself! You can even order online, and in certain neighborhoods, Copper Branch delivers right to your doorstep!
Plus, on December 7th from 2-5 p.m. head to Copper Branch on 2183 Ste-Catherine Ouest for FREE mini General Copper Bowls and Gandhi Smoothies which they are giving out as part of their one-year Anniversary!