Lemon water, why is it so beneficial for our bodies?
Hot lemon water first thing in the morning helps to flush the digestive system and rehydrate the body. It helps to boost our metabolism, protect our bodies from immune system deficiencies and is jam packed with vitamin C. Hey sista, maybe you should incorporate some into your morning routine!Easy peezy lemon-squeezieee! 🍋
Lunch today was a blended soup that I made from leftover veggies and a side of these yummy, crunchy siracha flavored @hippeas_snacks. (Did I say yum? Because yum.) 💛
Heat some garlic or onion in a pan with olive oil, add in your leftover veggies, add in your spices, and add in some veg broth and almond milk. After it all heats up and is cooked and smelling delicious and such, throw it in a blender. I added some @furtherfood Daily Turmeric Tonic for some extra help reducing inflammation (use code LIVEHOLIZTIC10 to save moneyzzz). Ugh, that is it. It is that simple. If you don't have leftover veggies and want it to be a quick process, use frozen ones! 💛
I've been craving soups because of the weather and because of my body. I know it needs more nourishment, and soups are an ideal way to provide it with some. First of all, veggies are veggies, so obviously they're going to nourish you. Warm vegetables (as opposed to raw) are easier to digest. But blending soups takes this all to another another level... Blending vegetables is like "pre-digesting" food, and since your body doesn't have to work as hard to break it down as you consume it, less energy is expended. The less energy spent here means more energy spent on repairing your immune system or enhancing brain function. All good things, ya? Similarly, this "pre-digested" form makes minerals and nutrients more bioavailable to the body as they are easier to assimilate. Most people dont take the time to thoroughly chew their food, break it down, and release the enzymes to prepare for digestion, so this is like cheating system. .
What essential oil are you diffusing this week? 🤔
As it's cold and flu season in our house. I'm using 'Doterra's On Guard' in mine. 👍🏻
Its used to support the immune system and help kill off harmful bacteria and viruses. It contains a blend of five essential oils, Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf, and Rosemary Leaf/Flower essential oils. #doterra#onGuard#headcold#fluseason#essentialoils#immumesystem#health#theholistictoolkit