Feeling like your digestion is making too much noise? Gurgle. Gurgle.

The last few months I have been working a lot, getting ready for my wedding and doing a a bit too much that leads to a stressed me. This means my digestion can get wonky. I know what you might be thinking - that I’m a life and health coach, and I have this all figured out - but I am human too. In my practice, I teach people how to listen to their body and what to do when they feel wonky too.

For me, I get dry skin and start to have belly bloat. So many of my clients say they have belly bloat even when they do not eat, something that is actually not uncommon for people with digestive issues.

Stress inflames the intestinal lining and disrupts the good balance of bacteria in the gut.

This is what happened to me. It was time to restore and rebuild on the quick.

Feel like you are passing gas too much?

Feel exhausted for no reason?

Time to rebuild and restore your gut health with this smoothie.

Every time I am feeling off, I keep it simple: smoothies, juices, and easy-to-digest soups.  Here is one that I made this weekend.

The Healthy Digestion Smoothie

Ingredients:

●      1/2 cup pineapple

●      1/4 green apple

●      1/2 cup water

●      1/2 cup coconut water

●      1/2 fresh kiwi

●      1/2 cucumber

●      1 teaspoon fresh ginger

●      1 probiotic, (I use a 50 billion CFU)

●      2 ounces of Aloe Vera Juice

●      Dash of cinnamon

●      Juice of one lemon

 

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender (I use a Vitamix).  This doesn't make my to-do list get shorter or change that I took on a bit too much lately, but it does give me the nourishment to help my body with that bit of extra stress response I have had lately.  I also sllllooooowww way down and sit and drink this without doing any of the multi-tasking!  Taken that time to relax, breath and enjoy is a wonderful quick meditation in itself!