Many smoothie recipes are used for their healing benefits. The raw ingredients used in smoothies have the bonus for your health because they maintain many vitamins, minerals and enzymes.
Also, if your appetite is affected by endometriosis and you suffer from nausea then drinking smoothies will help provide you with the nutrients you need, and certain ingredients can also help heal your digestive system.
Ideally it is best to include ingredients that address the symptoms of endometriosis like pain and also to help manage your inflammation. As well as maintaining vital enzymes, raw food smoothies will help to heal your gut flora and maintain a healthy digestive system and can assist with healthy bowels.
Here are a few healing smoothing recipes
Great Healing Smoothie
This is a great smoothie for anyone who has any stomach issues. This drink has soothing qualities which protect and heal the stomach lining. The stomach can take a bashing if you have been taking many pain meds or medical hormone treatments.
- 1 firm kiwi fruit, peeled
- 1/4 cantaloupe, with skin
- 1 ripe banana
Process kiwi fruit and cantaloupe through a juice extractor. Place juice and banana in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
Anti-inflammatory Berry Smoothie
Using plenty of ginger gives this the great anti-inflammatory benefits and is also good for gut health.
- 3 tablespoons hemp protein powder
- 2 cups of leafy greens (kale, romaine, spinach, chard, etc.)
- 1 cup of celery
- 1 cup of mixed frozen berries of your choice (strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, etc)
- 2 inch piece of ginger (peeled if not organic)
- ½ cup filtered water
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth - about 1 minute
Serve immediately - can be stored in airtight container for up to 1 day
Orange and Papaya Shake
This juicing recipe will act as an aid for indigestion.
- 1 orange, peeled (leave white pithy part on)
- ½ papaya peeled
- 1 banana
- Orange twist for garnish
Juice orange with papaya. Place juice and banana into a blender or food processor, and blend until smooth. Garnish with the orange twist.
Anti-inflammatory pain relief smoothie
- 1 stick celery
- 1/2 cup diced cucumber
- 1/2 lime wedge - peeled
- 1 cup coconut water
Put all ingredients into a blender and blitz - ready to serve
All the ingredients of this smoothie help to reduce inflammation in the body, and have a “cooling effect” as well. Pineapple is well known for it’s well-known pain relieving enzyme of Bromelain.
Liver Flush tonic
Not so much of a smoothie - but worth mentioning here for its health benefits. Keeping your liver working well will help to flush out the excess estrogens from your system.
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/2 Lemon juice
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
- 30 drops artichoke extract (optional)
Put all ingredients in a glass and drink while warm
You will find many great smoothie recipes in books and on-line, that will help with the inflammation and pain of endometriosis. You will need to have a good quality blender or juicer to make your smoothies, and it you want to go on a real heath blitz you can get yourself a masticating juicer which retains more of the vital nutrients.
You can add other ingredients to your smoothie to make it more of a meal by adding protein powders and additional ingredients like chia seeds and hemp seeds, which will add protein plus extra nutrients. Chia and hemp seeds are also high in omega 3, which is the good oil that helps to reduce inflammation.
Smoothies can be a great support for your diet especially when you feel too poorly due to pain, bloating or fatigue to make proper meals, but you will gain plenty of the health and nutrition benefits.
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