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If you need something new in your life, follow along with me on this blog, Create & Change. Together for 365 days, we will take tiny steps to make something new. As you move along, report back along the way. 

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Day 331 - How this Smoothie Will Make Your Stomach Feel Better.

Day 331 - How this Smoothie Will Make Your Stomach Feel Better.

Hey there. Who overindulged yesterday? It was a lovely day to give thanks. However, four slices of pecan pie and a pound of butter are still sitting in my stomach and are making for a slow start on a Friday. Maybe when we tried to slide on our pants today and our stuffing made it a bit harder to button the two side of our pants? Perhaps the belly feels an over-inflated balloon? Our digestion might just be a little off today. When I feel like the pains of over consuming, I turn to a smoothie.

Just the thought of a smoothie makes my body perk up and pay attention. It's easy to jam pack 8oz of gut calming ingredients into a drink. One smoothie has the potential to make our bellies and minds feel better in just a few short minutes. In fact; new studies show the gut bacteria we carry around sends signals to our brain and can affect our mental well-being. Here is an excellent article in "The Atlantic" on how gut bacteria affects our mental health: "When Gut Bacteria Changes Gut Function."

Today's project is to create kindness for your body and mind today. You can whip up a smoothie, take a walk or meditate. Do something kind for yourself today. If you need a little extra push, here is a smoothie recipe created just for you to aid in digestion.

Help! Digestion Smoothie

(makes approximately 2-8oz drinks)

  • 1/3 cup brewed and cooled Allegro Brand Organic Happy Tummy Tea (or mint tea)
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 a granny smith green apple cored and sliced

Step 1: Brew the tea and let cool. Add a few ice cubes to quicken the cooling process.

Step 2: Add the cooled tea and green apple in the blender with lid. Pulse till smooth.

Step 3: Add the blueberries, strawberries, and almond milk to the blender and blend for 1 minute or until smooth.

Drink up and give some TLC to your belly and your mind!

Until tomorrow overindulgers! 

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