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Stress Buster Smoothie

By Dipika Patel

Have you ever stopped to ask yourself the following questions: How is my day going? Does this situation stress me out? How is this stress affecting me emotionally, mentally and physically? Have I asked or reached out for help? Whatever your answer, I most certainly urge you to ask yourself these important questions, so that you are aware and can heal yourself from the dis-ease of stress.

Stress can be silent, but deadly. I have seen it ruin many lives, relationships, businesses, families, health and much more. It can destroy civilizations; you see it in our history and also in our current times. Whether it is due to financial situations, our home environment, relationships, politics, health, or anything else, we must start recognizing our stressors, acknowledging them, understanding that we are not controlled by them, and managing them without taking drugs.

According to the Global Organization for Stress, over 75% of adults report experiencing moderate to high levels of stress in the past month, and nearly half report that their stress has increased in the past year. It is about time that we take responsibility and create strategies to help us combat stress, and to heal ourselves from the inside out.

I want to share with you what I do when I feel stress often due to over-working, not feeding my body the correct nutrients, not getting enough rest, not hydrating myself throughout the day, and/or having distressing thoughts. I can recognize the feeling of stress right away as my back starts hurting and I am emotionally and mentally challenged. To help me through the process, I have created relationships that support me when I am out of alignment. With the support of others, and by nourishing myself with nutritious foods and supplements, I can manage my pain mentally, physically and emotionally.

At times, when I am feeling overwhelmed with life, I make a point to increase my intake of anti-inflammatory foods rich in vitamin C, magnesium, zinc, and B vitamins.  I also love making this smoothie. Enjoy this nutritious drink while relaxing with some soothing music the next time you feel overwhelmed and are looking for ways to reduce your stress.


Stress Buster Smoothie

The berries and apples in this recipe are filled with antioxidants that can counteract the effects of stress hormones like cortisol. The potassium in avocados helps lower blood pressure levels, while the cineole in ginger also helps lower stress levels.

Ingredients:

  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1 apple
  • 1 handful blueberries
  • ¼ avocado
  • 1 chunk ginger
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • coconut water to the max fill line

Place all of the above ingredients in a blender, blend and serve.


Remember, stress can either help you perform under pressure and motivate you to do your best, or you can let it control you. The choice is yours.

Drink your way to calmness with this superfood smoothie.

Dipika Patel specializes in holistic health by empowering clients to activate balanced lifestyle of the mind, body and soul. For more information, visit www.dipikapatel.life or contact her at Dipika@dipikapatel.life.

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