The state of your body is largely determined by the state of your digestion. If your digestion is assimilating nutrients, your body is building healthy cells and blood; if your digestion eliminates all the waste efficiently and timely, you enjoy a clear mind and vibrant energy. When you take care of your digestion, your body gets into an optimal thriving state from which you can step into your full potential mentally, physically and emotionally.

Without proper nourishment physically, we can't thrive emotionally or mentally. There's no clear mind, no inspiration, and no lightness in a body with a constipated GI tract or a bloated stomach. A plugged-up, unhealthy digestive system creates a wall between you and your amazing potential.

The good thing is that you can help your gut to function properly by choosing nourishing, simple, nutrient-dense meals and drinks that help the digestion process.

Here are five healthy cooling summer drinks that are very digestion friendly.

Peach Cardamom Smoothie
  • 2 juicy peaches
  • 1 date
  • a pinch of cardamom powder
  • 1-2 cup almond or rice milk (depending on the desired consistency)
  • a handful of mash or romaine lettuce
  • 3 tbsp hemp seeds 
Blend and eat with a spoon. It fills you up more this way and prevents mindless 30-second smoothie consumption. Enjoy each bite!

Mango Lime Slushy
  • 2 cups frozen or fresh mango
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • a few mint leaves
  • water - start with 1 cup and add more to bring to a desire consistency
  • a few ice cubes
Blend and sip through a glass straw.

CCF Iced Tea

Perfect to prevent bloating and soothe indigestion
  • 1/2 tsp. fennel seeds,
  • 1/2 tsp. coriander seeds 
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 quart water
Bring to boil and steep for 5 mins. Strain, cool, and enjoy with some lime.

Coconut Water with Lime and Cardamom
  • Unpasteurized coconut water
  • A pinch of cardamom powder
  • juice of ¼ lime
Mix together and enjoy cool or at room temperature

Cucumber, Mint and Lime Water

No right or wrong proportions here. Feel free to adapt to your taste buds!
  • Slice up cucumber
  • Add a few mint leaves
  • Squeeze some lime
Sip during hot summer days, especially after or during a hike, workout or any other type of sweating to prevent overheating.


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