Cynthia’s Peachy Sunday Comfort Delight

It’s Sunday and perhaps you are feeling a little low. So, I’m sharing with you Cynthia’s Peachy Sunday Comfort Delight to boost your mood, brighten your spirit and give you a natural lift.

Why I like this recipe so much, is that not only does is taste great, but it’s also fast and simple to make.

Here you go.

Ingredients

+1 scoop of Juice Plus French Vanilla Complete

+ Almond milk

+ 1 ripe peach

+ a tsp of cinnamon

Now blend the ingredients together. Yes, it was that easy!

Looking For Comfort In All the Right Places

We often look for comfort in the wrong places.  It’s best to avoid comfort foods heavy in empty calories and to rather focus on foods that are naturally good for you. This is why almond milk is better to include in your diet (than cows milk). Almond milk boosts your mood and is a great help when it comes to encouraging healthier sleeping patterns.  This is due to the serotonin factor.

Supplements can also help boost your serotonin levels – hence why we use the Juice Plus Complete powder in this recipe.  It has a low glycemic index, is high in fiber, gluten free, non-dairy, high in protein and is vegan. The protein powder contains tryptophan, along with almond milk. Tryptophan is like happiness cryptonite. It makes you feel better and everyone nicer.   Seriously though, tryptophan in the body is converted into serotonin, which as I said is an important neurotransmitter  known as the happy hormone. Your body needs the amino acid tryptophan to synthesize the B vitamin niacin and to aid in the production of serotonin. Serotonin is a hormone vital for the regulation of mood and sleep patterns.

Take Comfort In A Peach

Why the peach? Not only do peaches taste great,  but they are low in calories  – one peach contains about 35 calories. They are high in fiber, low in fat, contain calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. They are also a good source of vitamins C, A, E, and K, among other nutrients.

Cinnamon of course is that wonder spice. It contains large amounts of highly potent polyphenols and  antioxidants and is excellent for lowering your blood sugar and so much more.

Finally,  exercise is also commonly linked to feeling good. You can boost your mood further by doing some exercise afterwards. Take a brisk walk, cycle, or join a late afternoon Yoga class. All of which will ensure you are feeling good and living longer.

Enjoy!

Ps. Thanks Cynthia.