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Seasonal Food Therapy Smoothie Soother

While SoCal is heatwaving, other locales are just unthawing after a loooong winter- this means adrenal mending is in order. No sun equals missing out on essential vitamin D necessary for immune and emotional well-being… And, long days in the cold, minus the sun can leave us weary and tired. For all of you needing a major energy life today, whip this fatigue-fighter up while you wait for the sunnier days ahead!

Adrenal Mender

Who it’s good for:

Anyone up too late, out of bed too early or weary from the cold… For “burning the candle at both ends syndrome” aka adrenal fatigue.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup raw coconut water {we like Harmless Harvest}
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/4 cup coconut flesh {coconut cream works if you don’t have a whole coconut to cut into}
  • 1 banana or plantain
  • 1 tsp camu powder
  • 1 TBSP dehydrated red hibiscus
  • 1 tsp crushed red chili flakes
  • 1 TBSP Banyan Botanicals Ashwagandha powder
  • 1 tsp Royal Jelly
  • 1 TBSP raw honey
  • 1 tsp maca and astragalus optional

Note: while you can acquire ingredients online, most of these items can be procured at health food stores as well.

Putting It All Together:

1. In your Vitamix or blender, add coconut water, avocado, coconut flesh and banana. Blend on medium until thickened.

2. Add chili flakes, Ashwagandha powder and Royal Jelly. Mix on medium to keep thick texture.

3. Garnish with honey by spreading on top of smoothie.

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C H R I S T I N E Dionese, co-founder of flavor ID and Garden Eats is an integrative health & food therapy specialist, medical & food journalist. She has dedicated her career to helping others understand the science of happiness and its powerful effects on everyday human health by harnessing the power of the epigenetic landscape. To balance the more serious side of her work, she loves to concoct, write about and connect people through food & drink. You can check out her latest work at The Chalkboard Magazine, The Fullest and Rochester's Boomtown Table. Christine lives, works and plays between Southern California & Upstate New York.

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