It goes without saying but what we eat and drink directly affects our bodies especially our bowels. If we are not hydrated or eat enough fiber in our daily diet you may find yourself bloated, gaseous, constipated, in a bad mood, and susceptible to disease.
In the gut microbiome, also known as “GOOD” bacteria do more than just help with digestions, they help keep your “BAD” bacteria in check.
Coconuts are high in fiber so it helps to bulk up your stool and supports bowel regularity by keeping your digestive system healthy.
The magnesium found in coconut water helps muscles in your digestive system, which helps relieve constipation. Coconut water helps the kidneys filter out toxins from the food and drinks you consume.
I also make it a point to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water every day! It is important to remain hydrated. Drinking enough water every day is important. It helps to regulate the body’s temperature, keep joints lubricated, helps to prevent infections, deliver nutrients to cells, and keep major organs functioning properly. Staying hydrated also improves sleep quality, cognition, and mood. 🙂
Serves 2 to 4
2 cups of coconut water
½ cup uncooked organic oatmeal
1 papaya peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks
1 cup chopped fresh or frozen pineapple
2-teaspoons coconut extract
1 Tablespoon flax seeds
1-teaspoon chia seeds
2 teaspoons hemp seeds
18 ice cubes
Pinch fresh ground nutmeg and cinnamon
2 sprigs fresh mint leaves
Into a blender add the coconut water and oatmeal, let sit for 15 minutes at room temperature.
Add the papaya, pineapple, banana, coconut extract, flax, chia, hemp seeds, and ice cubes, blend for 1 minute or until smooth and creamy.
Pour into glasses, add sliced banana, a pinch of cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and mint leaves.
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