DIY Slim Assist Adaptogen Tea – For Managing Weight and Stress
Herbs to Help Relieve Stress and Encourage Healthy Weight Loss
Many women overeat because they are stressed out or emotional about something going on in their lives. They find comfort in food and eat even when they are not really hungry. Usually their food choices are sugars and carbs which causes weight gain. This can lead to even more stress which leads to more emotional eating…it’s a vicious cycle!
How do we solve this problem?
1. Stop yourself from eating while stressed or emotional, and cut out sugar from your diet. This can be difficult and will take a conscious effort. Do it on a gradient, a little at a time for as long as it takes. Unhealthy habits take time to correct and carb and sugar cravings are not easy to conquer.
2. Make a list of healthy activities you can replace the stressed, emotional eating with. Instead of grabbing a bag of cookies, go for a walk. Call a friend and go to the park or to the lake. Something active to help relieve that stress without eating.
3. Utilize herbs or essential oils to help reduce stress by balancing hormones and strengthening your adrenal glands.
This is where DIY Slim Assist Adaptogen Tea comes in!
Herbs can help nourish the body and bring harmony. They can aid digestion and elimination, help balance hormones, relieve stressed organs, and gently detox the body.
The herbs chosen for this particular blend are:
Nettle – My number one herb for nourishing the body with bioavailable vitamins and minerals.
Chickweed – A common, little weed that can do big things! Great for aiding weight loss, nourishing, and anti-inflammatory.
Dandelion Leaf – Another common weed that most people use weed killer on. Nourishing, bitter herb that aids digestion. Great for detoxing the liver.
Ashwagandha Root – An Ayurvedic, adaptogenic herb which means it is very soothing to the nervous system. Helps calm the adrenals and relieve stress.
Shatavari Root – Another Ayurvedic, adaptogenic herb that relaxes the nervous system which can encouraging healing of stressed, hormone producing organs, like the adrenal glands.
Marshmallow Root – Soothing to the entire digestive tract, from the throat through elimination.
Slippery Elm Bark – As slippery as its name implies. Helps digestion and elimination, and also soothes.
Sweet Cinnamon Chips – Adaptogenic in nature, and works as a catalyst between other herbs.
Orange Peel – Another catalyst herbs that bring synergy to the blend as well as flavor and essential vitamins like C.
Fennel Seed – Wonderful digestive aid. Relieves gas and bloating, as well as stomach inflammation.
- 2 parts Nettle
- 1 part Chickweed
- 1/2 part Dandelion Leaf
- 1/2 part Ashwagandha Root
- 1/2 part Shatavari Root
- 1/4 part Marshmallow Root
- 1/4 part Slippery Elm Bark
- 1/4 part Sweet Cinnamon Chips
- 1/4 - 1/2 parts Orange Peel
- 1/4 part Fennel Seed
- Blend all of the herbs into a clean ball jar.
- Cover with a lid and label.
- To Brew: Place 1-2 tsp of dried herb blend into a cup of boiling water and allow to steep for up to 20 minutes.
- It's best not to sweeten or sweeten just with stevia.
- Drink 1-4 cups per day.
While this blend is gentle enough to drink daily, it’s best used as a 21-30 day detox type tea. Drink 1-4 cups daily while cutting back on sugar and refined carbs (like bread, muffins, cakes, etc.).
Don’t want to make it yourself? Buy it from my 90210 Organics Shop!
Be nourished. Be Happy.
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Disclaimer: I am an herbalist but I am not a medical doctor or nurse. The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information presented here is not intended to be construed as medical advice or to prevent, treat, or cure any disease. Please check with your health care provider if you are taking any prescription medication. I am not responsible for misuse of herbs by consumer. Drinking this tea is not a guarantee of weight loss. Individual results may vary.
Sarah is a wife, mom of 5, horse farm owner at Outlaw Acres Iowa, and real food blogger at Real Food Outlaws. She is also a Master Herbalist and owns 90210 Organics, an Eco-boutique and Apothecary. She holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition from New York Chiropractic College and is a Clinical/Functional Nutritionist and Advanced Nutrition Response Testing™ Practitioner at Natural Health Improvement Center of Des Moines, and owns Natural Health Improvement Center of South Jersey. You can often find her barefoot in the garden (or kitchen), or rummaging through a refrigerator (not necessarily her own).