Indulging in juices and smoothies have become a daily self-care ritual because they work in support of my wellbeing. I’ve learned what ingredients work from great teachers, both western and eastern, and from my own body. And as my body changes, I continue to learn even more.
The foods you eat will undoubtedly impact your body and quality of live either positively or negatively, and if you’re an able bodied adult, you get to choose some of what goes on and into your body.
So aside from eating fruits and veggies, I choose to drink them as well, along with super and fermented foods to optimize my gut health.
A Gut Loving Recipe:
1 cups of spinach
1 cups of kale (bitter is better for the liver)
2 cups of liquid (rice milk used)
1 cups of frozen pineapple
1 scoop protein powder (optional)
Pinch of cinnamon
Pinch of Nutmeg
Dash of Angostura bitters of Swedish bitters (optional)
Our brain, metabolism, skin, hormone, sleep, thyroid and digestive system are all connected to our gut, the second brain.
It’s all about supporting my gut ( mouth, esophagus, stomach, gall bladder, pancreas, liver, small intestine, large intestine and rectum) with foods that optimize bacterial growth, eliminate bacterial overgrowth, improve skin’s health, improve my mood and digestive health, regulate hormones/estrogen, optimize immune health and so much more.
Currently, I’m in the throes of perimenopause, so my hormones are having their last hoorah in preparation for the final pause. And juices, yet again have come to the rescue.
I can’t tell you enough how nourishing your gut supports the perimenopause process. Mine have been mostly peaceful so far. And though I don’t know what the future and final pause has in store for me, I do know I’ll be leaning into nature and its powerful aides.