Friday, 10 April 2015

Tummy Loving Re-hydrating Smoothie

I Love Juices and Smoothies. Sometimes getting up in the morning before work to do yoga is hard.. but it is always worth it with the thought of a nice juice or smoothie afterwards. I get sooo thirsty after a workout. It is important to replace lost water as the human body is made up of 50-75% water. That is LOADS. No wonder i used to get headaches before i became all healthy and such :). 

You don't have to drink all of your water - as water. There are plenty of lovely fruits and veg that have a high water content as well as other great nutrients. CUCUMBER! Has the highest water content of any solid food. Closely followed by CELERY which contains folate and vitamins A, C, and K. Celery neutralizes stomach acid and is used as a natural remedy for heartburn and acid reflux. GINGER is a spice that helps to relieve Nausea, Bloating, Morning sickness and motion sickness. And COCONUT WATER is just the best. It provides a fantastic base, with an awesome flavor. Coconut water is full of electrolytes -  calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium and potassium in their natural form. This helps aid digestion, settle stomach pains, clear skin and lower blood pressure. 

Tummy Loving Re-hydrating Smoothie

2 sticks of celery
1/4 - 1/2 Cucumber
1 handful of spinach
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
200ml of Coconut water

Blend :)  

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