Yes! There is something delicious and simple to make that can support adrenal and hormonal health. It popped up on my Instagram newsfeed last week and I had to give it a whirl.
I started following Vanessa Bradford last week and the information she is posting is spot on! I have really enjoyed her refreshing approach to food. The photography is beautiful and her authentic attitude about body acceptance regardless of the french fry or donut slip, is what I find so attractive about her page. She says, “BUT, emotional wellness and sanity are JUST as important as whether or not I take cod liver oil or buy grass-fed beef. Perfection is not the point. I will always believe that food is meant to nourish us in more ways than one.” Her page about finding whole health, physically, emotionally and mentally. Sanity is key! So when she posted about the Adrenal Cocktail, I knew I had to give it a try. It was worth every sip I could muster out of the glass!
Adrenal fatigue is something many of us suffer from due to every day stress. We are running a hundred miles an hour, dealing with difficult job situations, raising children, sports, activities, dinner parties, and the list goes on. Somewhere in there, our bodies begin to break down if not fed properly or given the nutrients it needs to function well. When we are under constant stress, is puts our adrenals in a constant state of “fight or flight” mode, which eventually brings a person to adrenal fatigue. I am a firm believer in the saying “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” There is great healing power in food! Give it a try.
The original recipe comes from Megan Rand at gingernewtrition.com
Adrenal Cocktail recipe:
- 4-6 oz OJ (fresh squeezed or cold pressed like Evolution brand)
- 2 Tbsp raw cream (or coconut cream)
- 1 Tbsp Collagen
- Himalayan pink salt as much as you can stand
Blend it up into a delicious creamsicle and drink 1-2 times a day an hour before or after food.
The cuties I had on hand worked great in place of oranges. I juiced a few and threw a couple whole into the blender. I also added a drop of Orange Oil to boost the benefits of the cocktail. Many people are experimenting with all sorts of flavors, so feel free to experiement and enjoy your creations.
I would also suggest starting with maybe a 1/2 – 1 tsp of the Himalyan Salt and to work up from there, but as much as you can handle is best! Mine was quite salty, so I added a little raw milk to balance the flavors. It was perfect!
Young Living Orange Oil may help with uplifting your spirits, assisting the body in adapting to stress, boosting the immune system, assisting with sleep, reducing fluid retention, soothing digestion, supporting skin complexion, and reducing the appearance of aging.
Megan states in her blog:
“Anything that helps “restore the adrenals” is really just a way of helping to balance hormones and blood sugar, and therefore puts let stress on the thyroid, detoxification and every other function in the body.”
Please visit her page for more information on adrenal fatigue and searching out the root cause of the problem.
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