Your favourite smoothies – White Zebra

May 2014 – by Shura Ford –  Your Favourite Smoothies.. Good or Bad?

There is a smoothie revolution happening right now – they are everywhere and people are having them every day. Sure I like smoothies too but my motto is all things in moderation. Sometimes a smoothie isn’t such a good thing.

Green smoothies, shakes and juices are not only in all our favourite cafes they have now become our staple go to nourishment at home too with instagram shares of beautiful creations popping up through our feed all day everyday. Often made with coconut water or nut milk as an alternative to dairy we love them because we know they have lots of nutrients and they are good for us – right?

Well, while getting a punch of raw fruit and vegetable in a small package without dairy and without added sugar is great, they can cause some problems from a Chinese medicine perspective.

Chinese medicine is all about balance and that includes a balance between hot and cold- particularly when it comes to our diet.

Get your diet right and your body will function optimally – get it wrong and you will suffer the consequences. In some circumstances this will happen straight away, in some situations it will be a gradual process. Lots of cold foods or drinks can weaken a person’s digestive fire, while some people will cope okay with lots of cold smoothies, others may start noticing symptoms like bloating, indigestion, lack of appetite and fatigue and wonder, why?

This is particularly a problem in our hometown Melbourne, where the climate cools off considerably in Autumn and Winter.

So, if you are prone to coldness or some of the above mentioned symptoms, be mindful of the thermal nature of your food and make sure you are balancing your hot and cold consumption. If you are suffering some of the above mentioned symptoms give us a call and we will be able to give you some tips on how to re-balance. A good start is a warming nourishing soup.

This except comes from a piece Shura Ford wrote for the health and wellness site white zebra

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