You have to get more sleep. it’s not only imperative for your health, you’ve begun blurting stupid things in the meeting like “He took my pen!” or “Don’t sit in that chair! That’s for the giant rabbit!” The lack of sleep is making you impulsive, odd and somewhat stupid. You just got to start slowing it down and getting the sleep.
Certain foods help stimulate more calm than others. Tonight, we study the red grape. Few fruits have as much melatonin as grapes do. Maybe cherries can compete. Melatonin, especially in its natural state, is harmless and calming, a perfect preparation to drink an hour before sleep. You can keep the ice out of the blender and drink it straight up or on the rocks.
Red Grape Smoothie
Gapes and cherries are full of melatonin and the salty back-drop of celery makes the sweet pop.
2 cups red grapes, rinsed
1 cup cherry juice, unsweetened or Bing, pitted
Lavender tea, cold, or water, as needed
1 stalk celery, roughly chopped
1 cup baby spinach or kale leaves
1. Put the grapes and cherries into the blender and cover with the tea or water. Blend until liquified.
2. Add the celery, greens and more tea or water to cover. Blend, dropping ice down through the top of the blender until the desired consistency is reached.
So, yesterday we learned that Mr. Celery belongs in your green smoothies because of the way he assists with elimination, another word for pooping. Don’t just put him in juices: use celery in your thicker creations, the Skinny Green Smoothies.
But an inquiring mind might ask “what else makes me poop?” One of the answers to that question is CHERRIES. Glorious red Bing cherries, pitted with love, and plopped into the blender will get your trains moving on time.
Cherries are also rich in phytonutrients: Vibrant color means the fruit or vegetable has powerful abilities to clean out your cells and flush toxins from your body. That’s part of the pooping. Cleaning out cells keeps your body free of illnesses such as cancer and diabetes. That’s why you should always reach for color in the produce section. Makes shopping easier, no?
Finally, cherries are full of melatonin and that helps you relax. Impossible, you say! No so. Because after you poop and the melatonin kicks in, you’ll be a lot more fun to be around.