Our digestion determines the health of each cell in our body. Strong efficient digestion equals great energy, glowing skin, deep sleep, and good mood. Bad digestion leads to low energy, breakouts, poor sleep, mood swings.
While there are many aspects that come into play when healing and optimizing digestion, food is one of the most essential pieces. Today I want to share three recipes that were at the core of my diet while I was restoring a healthy gut.
Happy Belly Indigestion Tea
This simple tea works well for the bloated belly. It can be taken one to two times per day before lunch and dinner. It's best to sip this tea a half-hour before meals.
Put 1/2 tsp. each of coriander seeds, cumin seeds and fennel seeds in 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil, let steep, strain and drink. In the summer, add fresh mint and lime juice.
Coriander, cumin, fennel tea is cooling and soothing for the mind, digestion, and urinary tract. These three kitchen spices are balancing for all seasons and body types.
Happy Belly Green Soup Recipe
This soup can be an accompaniment to breakfast, lunch or dinner. I love to have it in all seasons, and just switch up seasonal veggies and spices. Once you get a hang of the process, you will be able to create your favorite variations. Make it thinner or thicker, depending on your preference. Feel free to add hemp seeds, avocado, almond or coconut milk for a richer variation. It is fast, simple, and belly-friendly! Serve it with sprouted toast, eggs, quinoa, or a side of wild salmon. Plenty of variations are possible; trust your taste buds!