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Menopause Monday #3 July 28, 2014

Filed under: Health,Nutrition — jax allen @ 8:14 am
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Sage Tea, Fresh Mint & Smoothies

Hi all,
I’ve continued with the sage tea plan. Boy, you get through leaves quickly!

I’m now completely used to the taste of safe on its own. But, occasionally add fresh mint – I now have a good selection of mint plants including-
Chocolate, Peppermint, Moroccan, Apple, Pineapple, Spearmint, PennyRoyal and common mint.

Our local garden centre had a sale!!

So, not only have I cleansed my drinks choices but the planters around my studio door now look beautiful.

I’ve settled on about 2 pints of tea a day. The ‘surges’ have settled to 1 or 2 a day, they have been much shorter too!

Smoothies

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My birthday present of a Magic Bullet has been earning it’s place on the kitchen counter.
I don’t think I’ve ever eaten so many vegetables! To begin I used fruit juice to loosen the mix, and I had as many fruits as veggies in each cup.
But now I have many more veg than fruits and am completely used to using water to make the mix.

I also add my seed mix to these smoothies- another cheeky way to increase Omega 3’s.

Eat Clean. Live Well. Feel Great

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Menopause Monday – Fight Symptoms Naturally! July 14, 2014

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My favourites are Sage & Lemon Balm tea, restricting coffee, alcohol and nicotine goes well with a clean eating, healthy lifestyle.
I regularly use red beets in my diet – either chopped into salad or shredded in wraps and an essential ingredient to my daily veggie smoothies.

I’ve found smoothies the easiest way to get the 5 minimum and ideal 9 vegetables every day. I go for any dark green or red veg, then add a little fruit from thin skinned berries.

My research has led me towards raspberries, grapes and blueberries for fruits.

The vegetables I use are spinach, avocado, broccoli, kale and sweet bell peppers.

For nuts and seeds- to increase the Omega 3 content- I’ve been adding a mixture of linseed, sunflower seeds and goji berries. I quite like the crunch the seeds give.

I add a clean protein powder to one smoothie and have it as a snack, the other daily mix I have either after my high protein breakfast or mid morning.

Try it they’re delicious. Its too early to know if they help with menopause symptoms. But, I will let you know how I get on.

Now, I’m off to make sage and lemon balm tea!!

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Eat Clean. Live Well. Feel Great!