Banish The Bloat Juice

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Even after you get your gut garden sorted, it’s important to be aware there may be days/times in future when you eat something that’s a little iffy, or experience a stressful situation which can directly result in the dreaded bloated belly.

Meditation & deep breathing exercises are fantastic de-bloating devices when bloating is caused by stress. Don’t forget your gut is your second, most important brain when it comes to your emotions and mental health!

But when your bloating is food related?

On rare occasions when I eat out – even after I ask the waiter to tweak ingredients to suit my dietary needs – I find I react quite badly when the overall quality of food is poor, the chef hasn’t made any of my requested changes (because: ego) and/or the meal includes highly processed, cheap ingredients and rancid oils the restaurant chooses to use (and not tell their customers about) 


SIDE NOTE: similar to most conventional medicine doctors, did you know most chefs have zero nutritional training/knowledge which means they don’t always have your best health interests at heart. Sad but true.

In situations when I’m hit with a case of bloated belly, I go straight to the juice recipe below which I created to support breakdown and elimination of all the bad bits stuck in your system.

I hope it provides you with all you need – great in the fridge for up to 3 days, just shake it well before serving 

Banish The Bloat Juice
 
makes: about 1 litre
Author:
Recipe type: Elixirs and Tonics
Ingredients
  • 200g white cabbage
  • 150g pineapple
  • 140g cucumber – skin on
  • ⅓ cup fresh mint
  • 1 mug of boiling water + 2 ginger tea bags, steeped for 10 minutes. After steeping tea, break open one of the ginger tea bags & add contents into recipe.
Instructions
  1. Scrub all veggies well. Add into a food processor (or juicer) and blend on high to pulverise.
  2. Pour through a fine mesh strainer or nut milk bag (I used my @elliesbest nut milk bag) into an airtight, glass jar to serve/store.
  3. Relax!!

 

Before you drink:

take a deep breath in for 4 counts
.
hold for 4 counts
.
breathe out for 4 counts
.
hold for 4 counts
.
REPEAT until you feel centred and calm, then drink & de-bloat 

 

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