Anti-Bloat Turmeric Tonic
I wanna talk about something that's been VERY beneficial for me lately in regards to one of my least favorite subjects: BLOATING. You may have noticed that despite my poor feelings towards bloating, I do like to talk about.
Well, I like to talk about how to get rid of it.
I find that I get most bloated when I drink alcohol. Seriously, for the next 2 days, I'll balloon up 3-5 pounds. Anyone else!? SO ANNOYING.
The perks of getting older...
Anyways. No reason to sit and whine about it.
Had to figure out a way to nip it in the bud. Or the butt? Whatever that phrase is.
First, let's break down the ingredients.
2 cups filtered water
1 detoxing tea bag. I like Ultra Slim Tea, but there are tons of detox teas you can use*
1 scoop Further Food Turmeric Tonic**
2 tsp Natural Calm Magnesium
*Senna Leaf and Dandelion are known to be the most effective anti-bloat tea ingredients, so look for those when looking at teas.
**Keep reading - I've got some discount codes for ya at the end.
This tea recipe is L-I-F-E.
I'm so obsessed with this Daily Turmeric Tonic product from Further Food. It's full of turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, cardamon, and adaptogens. It's like a giant anti-inflammatory kick in the ass.
When I'm bloated, I usually always feel soooo inflamed and I swear this helps.
Obviously, you can skip the Tonic and just use regular turmeric! I love the tonic though because of the added benefits of all the superfoods and adaptogens. Plus, it's yummy.
Here's the thing though. This is ONLY a before bed. Do not drink this in the morning.
If you don't know about one of my absolute favorite products, Natural Calm, yet - you need to pop over here real quick and read all about it. IT'S SO ESSENTIAL.
Some people get *really* affected by Natural Calm and it could put you to sleep. I personally don't get that affected by it, but all of these ingredients combined are going to make you have to "go" in a few hours.
You don't want to be in a meeting when the detox tea hits. *trust*
Benefits are endless: this drink is cleansing, anti-inflammatory, kills a nighttime sweet tooth, full of magnesium and antioxidants, & ultimately the perfect way to end the day if you're really feeling the bloat.
This drink *for sure* will flush you out in the AM. And, honestly, you may have to get up in the middle of the night to pee, but we're talking about busting bloat here, not getting uninterrupted sleep. WE CAN'T HAVE IT ALL.
It'll be worth it, promise.
This tea is NOT for every day if you're using the senna detox tea. This is like a once-a-week max type of drink when you're feeling super bloated. On days you're not bloated, you can swap out a Sleepy Time Tea or Chamomile Tea. (This recipe is similar to my Sleepy Magnesium Tea, but I've been loving this turmeric version lately).
You don't want to have a super detox tea every day because your body can start to depend on it, which will backfire. If you only use it as needed, though, this won't be a problem. (to clarify - I'm just talking about the senna or dandelion tea - you can have the rest of the ingredients every day!)
ALSO V IMPORTANT:
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Anti-Bloat Turmeric Tonic
Author: Megan Kober, RDN
A super anti-inflammatory, anti-bloat, pro-delish nighttime tea!
2 c filtered water
1 scoop Further Food Turmeric Tonic
2 tsp Natural Calm
1 detox tea bag (I use Ultra Slim - you can use anything with Senna Leaf or Dandelion)
Add all ingredients to a large teacup and heat for 90 seconds or until hot.
Let steep for 3 minutes, then drink up!
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