Life Is All About Balance09 Aug, 2021
One aspect where maintaining balance is crucial to our overall health & wellbeing is that of our blood sugar, something that I’m seeing so many people struggle with lately.
The term “blood sugar” refers to the amount of glucose (sugar) present in our bloodstream at any given time - glucose, being the body’s primary source of energy.
Balanced blood sugar helps to keep our mood balanced and our energy levels stable. It also helps to ensure the health & wellbeing of our brain, pancreas, liver, adrenals as well as our nervous system!
On the other hand, an imbalance in our blood sugar can lead to increased sugar cravings, poor sleep, irritability, anxiety, brain fog, weight gain, low energy and eventually, over time, dis-ease. We therefore feel our best when our blood sugar is balanced.
A few things known to create an imbalance include:
❌ Going without foods for too long a time (ever heard of the term ‘hangry’?)
❌ Eating poor quality foods, i.e., nutrient-deficient, processed foods which no sooner raise your blood sugar then have you experiencing a blood sugar crash.
❌ Not getting adequate sleep.
We therefore want to strive to maintain a balanced blood sugar at all times, and in doing so protect our pancreas, our liver, our adrenals, and now more than ever, our nervous system...
What better way to start the day on a good footing by treating yourself to a delicious smoothie that not only helps to balance your blood sugar and keeps you full & satiated for a good while but is also filled with nutrient dense, healing fruits & spices! Introducing the Medical Medium Apple Pie Smoothie.
Apples hydrate on a cellular level as they provide healing, living water to the body. They help to starve out bacteria, yeast, mould, other fungi, and viruses from the intestinal tract and liver.
Bananas provide quick, healing fuel to the body.
Dates help to remineralize the body. The intestinal tract builds up mucus due to low hydrochloric acid and bile production, and that can slow down the absorption of nutrients into the bloodstream. Dates help to expel and eliminate the mucus. The sugars in dates feed the liver; they’re a great source of glucose for recovery and restoration that allows the liver to maximize its over 2,000 chemical functions.
- 2 medium-sized red apples, cored and cut into chunks
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk (I prefer to use 1 cup of water)
- 1 medjool date (or 1 tbsp organic maple syrup)
- ¾ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- Pinch of ground nutmeg
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more almond milk (or water) if needed.
Serve & enjoy your guilt-free ‘apple pie’!