Stress Neutralizing Daily Green Smoothie Recipe

There is a certain pulse to the holiday season that seems to summon stress, and it is very easy to get caught up in the pressure to buy more and put on a happy face. It requires a very concerted effort to protect the precious resources of our mental and physical eco-systems.

“We need to mount a stress response in order to preserve internal stability,” writes Dr. Gabor Maté in his brilliant book, When the Body Says No.

In other words, we need to gather information and cultivate resources to mount a pro-active response to any potentially stressful environment, including the holidays. Unmonitored, chronic stress can devastate our biological and emotional systems.

Dr. Maté goes on to say that, “Stress affects and involves virtually every tissue in the body,” which is a good reason to adopt a mindful approach to the holiday hoopla.

Today, I thought I would share a recipe for an alkalizing drink to aid in combating inflammatory stress hormones and flood your physical being some well-deserved nutrient-rich love. It is quick, easy and I try to drink it every morning.

Green Smoothie Recipe

To make it, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Kale (approximately one cup, Trader Joe’s sells it chopped and cleaned)
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 2 T ground flax seeds
  • 2 T chia seeds
  • 1-2 T coconut oil
  • 1 cup of coconut water (add more or less depending on the consistency you like)
  • Stevia or honey (optional, for sweetening)
  • 1 cup ice

Plus, I like to add ClearVite-PSF Supplement Powder, which is full of vitamins but not much protein. If you want a boost of protein, I suggest adding some Olympian Labs Pea Protein, vanilla flavored.

Green Smoothie Products | Dianna Bonny Photography

 

green smoothie recipe produce | Dianna Bonny Photography

Take all the ingredients and put them into the blender.

Green Drink Ingredients | Dianna Bonny Photography

It is hard to imagine that this concoction,

Blending Green Smoothie | Dianna Bonny Photography

Turns into this beautiful, green drink!

Green Smoothie with Kale | Dianna Bonny Photography

Enjoy!

This is one simple step you can take to boost your own healing quotient and counteract holiday stress. Ultimately, these small acts of self care contribute to our overall health and well being, and support the “inner stability” that Dr. Maté speaks about.

Wishing you a stress-free holiday and empowered, transformative healing.

-db

Who is Dianna Bonny?

Hi, my name is Dianna Bonny. It’s my mission to candidly share my journey with you. For me, it’s all about the healing: to create a radiant healing energy for others who have befallen a similar fate. Together, we can forge beautiful lives of belonging and connection. Thanks for joining me today! I look forward to hearing from you.

  3 comments for “Stress Neutralizing Daily Green Smoothie Recipe

  1. December 7, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Great recipe. Yummy! Btw you also share your recipe or write on our blog. Check it out http://www.modernlifeblogs.com/category/health/recipes/ Thanks!

  2. December 7, 2013 at 11:15 am

    I have to admit, you’re a little more ambitious than I am in making your green smoothies! But I’ll try to incorporate a few more ingredients in mine. After all, once you’ve committed to messing up the blender, you may as well go all the way! Thanks, Dianna!

    • Dianna Bonny
      December 8, 2013 at 7:38 am

      Thank you Sharon! Yes, once the smoothie mess has begun, one might as well maximize the process. Hope you enjoy experimenting with some new elements. xo

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