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Cherry-Chia Smoothie to the Muscle Rescue

 

Hi there healthy people! First I would like to take a moment and just spread some healing energy out there to everyone in the world who is suffering on all sides of borders and divides.

 

Muscle Soreness. I have got it. I can officially declare that at about 3 months since starting Cross Fit,  I officially am in it. I have added this intense – muscle – making body defying form of fitness to my routine. While I have not given up my beloved weekly barre class; I was definitely too sore from CrossFit to attend my regular Wednesday Centerpeace class!

What to eat when you are feeling very sore? Last year I created an online data base called FOODSCOOP for myself to use and share with clients, friends or whoever needed a resource to specifically check out which foods they may use for specific health needs they are having. This post is based on the food recommended from that site:).

 

Muscle Soreness:

Tart Cherries: Anthocyanins: the properties that give cherry their bright red color are credited with soothing sore muscles, alleviating pain and helping repair those inflamed muscles – they also provide melatonin and can aide soothing into bedtime.

Ginger: I always ask for extra ginger when eating sushi! Not only do the gingerols soothe an upset stomach and nausea, but daily consumption of ginger helps with chronic muscle pain and has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years for this purpose!

Eggs/Lean Protein: It goes without saying that you must eat protein to repair your muscles. The concept is quite simple. Protein has 1 function in our body. It builds and repairs things. It is the brick, mortar and the glue of our body!

Turmeric: the gold star of anti-inflammatory healers. See here for a detailed article on turmeric. It is an anti-inflammatory spice proven to reduce chronic inflammation when added regularly to the diet.

 

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  1. ½ cup of frozen Cherries ( the season is short, buy frozen)
  2. ½ a banana
  3. 2 Tbsp of Chia seeds
  4. Ginger  (it gets rotten fast. so refrigerate and buy small quantities )
  5. Raw cacao
  6. ½ cup of Frozen Spinach
  7. Water and a splash of unsweetened Almond Milk

Enjoy and sending you health, healing and happiness during this holiday season and throughout..

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