I am the first to admit that I don’t always have control over my stressors. I’m working on it, but sometimes stress just gets the best of me! And, as I discussed last week, being a recovering perfectionist often makes it easier for the little things to set me off.
It’s that exact moment when I want to dig into potato chips and tequila that I have learned how to actually fuel my body with what it needs and wants. As a culture, we are quick to dig into “comfort foods” as a treat when times get tough, but that makes your body feel worse. When your system is processing any sort of anger, sadness, grief, stress, etc. it’s important to eat clean and alkaline to combat the acidity of these feelings. Eating bad-for-you foods just promotes that bad feeling.
I am lucky to have learned the quickest way back to my inner balance: a good juice and a few drops of one of my favorite calming flower essences. While there are a lot of products I use and recommend that take weeks to develop results, I will always be appreciative of ones that you can feel instantly. It’s one of my favorite things about juices- practically the minute they hit your system, you can feel the nutrients livening up your cells. When I need an emotional, physical or mental pick-me-up, I know I can turn to a juice and a flower essence and feel better instantly.
Here are two of my favorite juice recipes. Next time you are feeling stressed, anxiety-ridden, tired, sad or upset, try turning to these instead of junk food.
Click here for my post about flower essences and how to choose the right one for you.
Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Vitamin A, Vitamin K
Supports heart health, aids in digestion, lowers cholesterol, supports blood flow
Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Folic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc
Anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, hydrates the body, supports skin & hair health
Vitamin C, folate, Vitamin K, amino acids, Vitamin A
Supports heart health, antioxidants, strengthens immune system, produces collagen
Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
Aids in weight loss, improves digestion, supports eye health, supports skin health
Vitamin A, Vitamin B9, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Calcium
Supports nervous system, regulates blood pressure, promotes bone health, antioxidant
Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, B Vitamins
Lowers blood pressure, helps lower cholesterol, supports digestion, anti-cancer
Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Beta Carotene
Support vision health, anti-cancer, anti-septic, supports heart health, supports skin health
Vitamin C, calcium, potassium, folic acid
Supports heart health, lowers blood pressure, aids in detoxification, aids in weight loss, anti-cancer
Beta Carotenes, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Fiber
Anti-inflammatory, supports heart health, antioxidant, aids in detoxification
Red Bell pepper
Beta Carotene, Vitamin C, Lutein, Capsaicin, Vitamin B6, Magnesium
Supports vision health, antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, supports cell health
Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin K
Regulates blood pressure, boosts metabolism, supports digestion, anti-inflammatory
My Favorite Green Juice
2 cups romaine
1 medium cucumber
1 big handful parsley
1 cup broccoli stems
2 stalks celery
Juice all ingredients.
My Favorite Veggie Juice
2 kale leaves
1 red bell pepper
4 stems celery
1 big handful cilantro
1 big handful parsley
1/2 cup radishes
sprinkle of cayenne
sprinkle of sea salt
Juice all ingredients, sprinkle with cayenne + sea salt to taste.