The Sick Nasty!

Get Well Sooner

 
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It's Smoothie Time!

Bad news - You're sick!
Good news - Smoothies!

This is a great way to help fight the good fight and defend the good....defense!

Try this out next time you're snotty in the nose or sad in the belly

AS ALWAYS: All my smoothies/shakes are Gluten Free and Vegan
You'll need

  • 1 tbsp Honey (local is a plus!)
  • 1" Fresh Ginger
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon (Ceylon is a plus!)
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne powder
  • 1/2 Frozen Banana
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Pineapple
  • 4-6 oz Orange Juice
  • 4-6 oz Coconut Water 
  • (Sub 2 oz aloe juice and 2 oz cold pressed cherry)

Let's Blend it!
Done!

Why?

Let's start with ginger. 

  • It reduces pain and inflammation, making it valuable in managing arthritis, headaches, and menstrual cramps.
  • It has a warming effect and stimulates circulation.
  • It inhibits rhinovirus, which can cause the common cold.
  • It inhibits such bacteria as Salmonella, which cause diarrhea, and protozoa, such as Trichomonas.
  • In the intestinal tract, it reduces gas and painful spasms.
  • It may prevent stomach ulcers caused by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin and ibuprofen.
    (source)

Okay, how about cinnamon!? (ceylon cinnamon)

  • It's loaded with antioxidants
  • Anti-Inflammatory Properties
  • Cuts the risk of heart disease
  • Improve sensitivity to insulin
  • Lowers blood sugar
  • Anti-cancer warrior
  • Fights bacterial and fungal infections

Cayenne? In a smoothie? Are you crazy?

No, cayenne is a big deal and has so many health benefits it's WILD! Check this out:

  • Helps digestion (and helps prevent bad breath)
  • Helps relieve migraine pain
  • Prevents blood clots
  • Provides detox support
  • Relieves joint and nerve pain
  • Supports weight loss (It boosts your metabolism!)
  • Anti-irritant (helps heal and prevent ulcers too!)
  • Loaded with vitamins and antioxidants (that fight cold and flu!)
  • Helps prevent allergy symptoms
  • Anti-cancer warrior
  • Anti-fungal