Adrenal Cocktails (Mocktails)

Adrenal Cocktails (Mocktails)

Whoa, before you reach for that cup of coffee when your energy is slipping in the afternoon, understand that:

  • while coffee is a stimulant, it’s adding more stress to your already taxed nervous system, by triggering a demand for even more cortisol to give you a false sense of energy
  • coffee, even when drank black, affects your blood sugar levels, which increases cortisol (the stress hormone) and insulin (the fat storage hormone)
  • caffeine prevents the neurotransmitter adenosine from telling your body that you are tired, pushing you to keep going when you need to rest

 

While it may seem like a good idea to override the tired signals that your body is giving you, it really means you’re not paying attention to “check engine” light that’s flashing brightly, attempting to get your attention.

 

Coffee may mask the fatigue temporarily, but in the long term it’s doing more damage than good as a false sense of fuel.

 

What you likely need is some quality rest and stress reduction practices.  You can find some here in my Art of Balance – Stress Management Guide.

 

In the meantime, let’s give that engine what it really needs – some quality fuel!

 

Of course, I’d recommend quality nutrients from whole foods and better yet, a customized nutritional program so you actually know what foods are supportive to you and your unique body and metabolism, but in the meantime, you can support your adrenal glands and nervous system with two of my favourite Adrenal Cocktails. BTW, they’re not cocktails at all, they’re mocktails – no alcohol – because I’m sure you already know that alcohol is in no way beneficial to supporting your health. Not even with the promise of beneficial resveratrol- but we’ll save that explanation for another day though.

 

First, let me quickly explain what an adrenal cocktail is.

 

What is an adrenal cocktail?

  • A non-alcoholic drink that is loaded vitamins and minerals that are essential to health and help balance hormones
  • A delicious concoction made up essential minerals like sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium that help the body regulate its chemical reactions
  • An electrolyte drink that helps replenish some of the nutrients that the body uses during times of stress and adrenal fatigue

 

 

Creamsicle Adrenal Cocktail

What you need

1/4 c Orange juice – for vitamin C, folate and potassium.

1/2 c Coconut water – for  potassium, magnesium, and sodium.

2 Tbsp Coconut milk –  for healthy fats, to help with blood sugar stabilization

1/4 tsp Sea salt or Himalayan salt – for sodium (balance of water & minerals)

Optional: 1 scoop of collagen powder of choice (unflavoured or vanilla)

 

*Feel free to adjust the quantities to your liking and allow yourself to experiment with the flavours. It should taste salty – that’s the whole point! 

 

What you do

Mix, stir or blend all ingredients together and serve over ice, if desired, in a beautiful glass – because you’re worth it!

 

 

Margarita Adrenal Cocktail

What you need

1/4 c Lime juice – for vitamin C, potassium and sodium

3/4 c Coconut water – for  potassium, magnesium, and sodium

1/4 tsp Sea salt or Himalayan salt – for sodium (balance of water & minerals)

Optional: 1/4 c  Sparkling water for the fizz

Optional: scoop of L-glutamine for intestinal healing

 

What you do

Shaken, stirred or blended and serve over ice, if desired, in a salt rimmed glass and envision yourself in the tropics getting recharged

 

 

Cheers to your adrenal health, my friend!

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