Welcome to wellness week here on Mind Body Soul Food. Wellness is a broad topic and goes beyond the four walls of a gym or yoga studio. Wellness encompasses so many parts of our mind, body, soul and emotions, and our physical health is desperate for some TLC. And nutritional healing aides us in our journey on, or back to wellbeing.
Today, in Youtube, I did a video on G.L.A.D., which is an acronym that enhances gratitude and changes negative mindsets. It's almost like a wellness shot for mind and soul. The acronym guides us to analyze gratitude, learning, accomplishments and delights.
As much as we need nutritional healing, we also need exercises or healing for the mind. So today is a double dose of wellness shots for the physical and mental bodies.
Citrus, ginger and turmeric have been known to decrease inflammation and be higher in contents of Vitamin C and fiber. The purpose of a wellness shot is to consume this on an empty stomach, preferable in the morning before eating solid foods.
Juice is easily digestible and moves into the intestinal tract quickly. Not only will the nutrients be absorbed more easily (as solid food takes time for the enzymes to break it down), but this can cause a laxative effect for those who need a detox. And spring is the perfect season to cleanse our inner world.
Research states that black pepper helps absorb the turmeric better in the body, so it is an option to mix some black pepper into the juice. Enjoy!
Orange Ginger Turmeric Wellness Shot
Total time: 5 -10 minutes
1/2 orange (peel on)
1 slice of lemon
3/4 inch knob fresh ginger
3/4 inch knob fresh turmeric
optional pinch of black pepper
Run all ingredients, except for the lemon, through the juicer. Squeeze the lemon into the juice and mix. Adding a pinch of black pepper is optional, but it helps with the absorption of the turmeric. Drink immediately.
Let's Connect! Below are additional juice recipes you may enjoy!
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com