Bloating and digestive issues can sneak up on us, especially during busy times like the holidays. Overindulgence, travel, disrupted routines can all add up to a bloated, inflamed, back up digestive system. But don’t worry, there’s a natural way to keep your tummy happy and healthy.
I’ve been whipping up this amazing “tummy tonic” in my kitchen whenever I’m feeling a little bloated. It’s a blend of some real pantry superstars – ginger, chia seeds, grapefruit, and lemon – that can keep your tummy happy and cravings at bay.
Let’s start with chia seeds. These tiny wonders are fiber powerhouses, swelling up to create a gel that cleanses your digestive system and keeps you feeling full, preventing overindulgence. They’re also great as a prebiotic, fostering good bacteria in your gut.
Lemons are your detox allies. Lemon juice mirrors our digestive enzymes, aiding digestion and helping the liver to flush out toxins. Lemons also mild diuretics, which helps reduce water retention and bloat.
Grapefruit isn’t just refreshing; it’s packed with tryptophan, which promotes calm and can help alleviate stress-related eating. It’s hydrating too, which is key for a smooth digestive process.
And ginger speeds up stomach emptying and relieves discomfort, keeping your digestion on track. Ginger is also an amazing pain reliever.
This blend of natural ingredients is your secret to managing holiday tummy troubles, so you can enjoy the season without the bloat.
Here’s the recipe so you can whip of a batch this weekend!
- 16 oz Warm Filtered Water
- 1 Tsp. Chia Seeds
- Juice from ½ Fresh Lemon
- Juice from ¼ Fresh Grapefruit
- ½ Inch Fresh Grated Ginger
- Warm water on your stove in a small pot till just before it starts boiling.
- Turn off the stove, place the grated ginger in the water and allow to steep.
- Add in lemon juice, grapefruit juice and chia seeds.
- Let sit for 15-20 minutes while chia seeds absorb the moisture from the water and soften.
You can enjoy warm or at room temperature. Here’s to a bloat-free and joy-filled holiday season!