I have one job* right now: keep my adrenals happy. They’re in a pretty gnarly mood right now, so it’s taking some cajoling. This adrenal power smoothie is a great support to my efforts!
*Okay, that’s such a big fat lie… modern-day moms have a bajillion different jobs and feel like they are to execute them all flawlessly in perfect synchronicity. (I’m sure that couldn’t have contributed to my adrenal fatigue at all. Ahem.)
Adrenal fatigue (AF) has been gaining a lot of attention lately in alternative/natural health circles, and rightfully so. It’s a massively under-diagnosed epidemic, especially for women.
I have found this AF road to be pretty winding and confusing at times – there’s a lot of talk about adrenal and thyroid health out there, but it can be difficult to get a hold of the big picture.
Because I’m the type of person who needs to see the bird’s eye view of something before fully understanding the smaller details, I have been piecing together an overall framework for my own recovery plan. At the same time, I have also been incorporating the individual parts of that plan (like this smoothie) into my life.
I plan to share the full framework of my healing process with you all, but for today, I am sharing another important piece of the puzzle.
I created this Happy Adrenal Power Smoothie to offer daily support to the healing process. Each ingredient is carefully chosen for a specific purpose:
Happy Adrenal Power Smoothie
For the vitamin C, which plays a vital role in adrenal gland function. (source) I use the full fruit instead of just juice to keep the beneficial fiber.
For the healthy fat component. (Always buy the full-fat version! I buy this brand at my local grocery store. I’ve also seen this brand sold in cartons to to avoid BPA.)
Those with adrenal fatigue are often deficient in sodium – an essential mineral for human health. (I use and adore Redmond’s Real Salt – my favorite source for unrefined sea salt with its beautiful flecks of natural minerals to help sustain health. Redmond is the only brand I’ve used for eight years and counting.)
Virgin coconut oil
For its proven anti-stress and antioxidant effects, among other benefits. (source)
Grass-fed gelatin or collagen
For its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. (source)
These ingredients all combine into a happy adrenal smoothie powerhouse.
Because when the adrenals ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. Or something like that. Gnarly adrenals: meet happy smoothie. May your union be daily, and your healing power be exponential.
- 1 orange, peeled
- ½ cup full-fat coconut milk (should be nice and creamy)
- ¼ tsp Redmond Real Salt (or more if you can stand it)
- 1 T virgin coconut oil
- 1 tsp collagen
- ¼ tsp turmeric
- Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend thoroughly.
This post is brought to you by the amazing Redmond Real Salt. I’ve used their salt on a daily basis since before I even started blogging, and I’m grateful that they agreed to partner with me to help get the word out about their awesome products. Their salt rocks my world.
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