Ain’t No Time for those Summertime Blues
Juice and Smoothie Recipes to Help with Digestion
Do you ever feel like you have too much to do and too little time? How about feeling anxious and overwhelmed about your commitments and responsibilities? It happens to all of us at times, and we all know that increased levels of stress can trigger digestive problems. From a queasy stomach to all out nausea or diarrhea, digestive problems can make a stressful day even more challenging.
Fortunately, there are many things you can do to alleviate stress and heal the rumbly feeling in your belly. To wrap up July and our focus on juices and smoothies, we thought we would offer some recipes to try when you need relief from digestive distress. Both include mint, which is an amazing digestive herb. Mint activates salivary glands and promotes a good start to the digestive process. It also helps calm and soothe the digestive tract as it is ingested.
No matter how much we may hope otherwise, stress happens. Our prescription for today is to try some deep breathing, gentle yoga postures or stretches, and one of our soothing minty drinks!
compliments of The Complete Book of Juicing, by Michael T. Murray, N.D.
- ¼ inch slice of ginger
- ½ handful of mint
- 1 kiwifruit, unpeeled
- ¼ pineapple with skin, sliced
Juice the ginger and mint first, followed by the kiwifruit, and then the pineapple.
Mint Berry Green Smoothie
compliments of Simple Health
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup strawberries
- 2 cups greens of choice
- 1 handful of mint
- 1 coconut water or regular water
Put ingredients in blender in the order listed, and blend to desired level of consistency.
July has been a busy month at Simple Health! We hope you have enjoyed the information we provided and have been able to use some of it as part of your regular health routine. We also hope you are feeling strong about your commitment to making healthy lifestyle changes, and that you are feeling happy and healthy. As always, please let us know if there is anything we can do to support you along the way. Contact us here!
Next time we will invite you to join us on the Circle of Wellness, with even more tips for exercise, stress management, overall health, and, of course, back to school routines.
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