As 2016 kicks off…I am off to a rough start!! With an acute onset of bronchitis early last week, I was able to treat my body with immune supporting foods that helped me heal in no time! I would love to share this miracle drink with you, so that you to can heal your body when ever you feel a bug coming on. Make it every morning until your better…along with a dose of 4 drops of oregano oil 4 times a day, lots of water, fresh vegetables, pots of green tea and tones of rest and your bound to feel amazing in no time!! Your body has a beautiful way of healing itself, through a cascade of mechanisms which work together to get you back to good health. Eating and drinking the right things is like giving your cleaners the proper gear to get the job done more effectively. How quickly you heal, depends on how closely you follow the protocol and support your body in the healing process. Your body is your temple…treat it well!!
- 3 Kale leaves
- 1 Cup of unsweetened cashew milk
- 1 Cup spring water
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1 scoop Complete Plant Based Protein
- 2 tbs Udo oil (find at your local health food store – right balance of omega 3/6)
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 apple
- 1 small garlic clove peeled
- 1 thumbnail of peeled ginger
- 1 tablespoon organic honey
Blend in high speed blender and serve.
Medicinal properties of key ingredients..
Kale – rich in vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants, supporting your body in all its functions and helping to clear out toxins.
Cashews – Rich in minerals such as zinc, helping to strengthen the immune system and fight off those nasty bugs. Cashews are lower in fat content then most other nuts and offer an array of antioxidants, helping your body purge toxins. So while you may feel under the weather…eating a couple handfuls of cashews will do wonders for your mood, providing 1000-2000 mg of tryptophan! This is an amino amino acid used as a key ingredient to making serotonin – a neurotransmitter that evokes feelings of good mood, sexual desire and good sleep!! (1) So while your body may be under the weather, your mind will be singing a happy dance song!!
Plant Based Protein – protein supports immune function, when your sick your body requires extra protein as it fights hard to heal.
Apple – Apples contain 25 000 nutrients – that has to count for something !!
Garlic – Has potent antibiotic properties destroying bacteria and helping your immune system thrive!
Honey – Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory…helps to kill of those bugs and sooth the throat at the same time.
Ginger – anti-inflamatory and supports immune function. Ginger has been used to help treat chest congestion as well as clearing your sinuses just from breathing it in.
Together in one drink these plants contain a wide spectrum of compounds sure to heal and promote the bodies health!