What most women don’t know is that the real cause of bloating is too much fermentation in the digestive tract. Some common triggers include: stress, a food sensitivity, a lack of enzymes, uncoordinated peristalsis, or eating too much fiber. Try this soup to get you back on track
Yields 4-5 cups
1 large head cauliflower, chopped
1 large handful of arugula leaves
1 tbsp ghee (substitute for sesame seed or olive oil for a vegan version)
¼ inch fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups water
2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
3 tbsp hemp seeds
3 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Heat the ghee in a large pot over medium heat. Add garlic and chopped ginger, stirring, until translucent. Add the curry powders, turmeric, and salt to taste.
Cook for 1 minute. Add the cauliflower and stir to mix well. Add enough water to cover the cauliflower; bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the cauliflower is just tender.
Using a blender or food processor, puree the cauliflower mixture with hemp seeds and toasted sesame seeds. Add more hot water if the soup is too thick.
Transfer back to the pot and bring to a simmer and season with black pepper. Add chopped arugula and mix.
Serve over crumbled flax seed crackers.
Nadya Andreeva is a certified wellness coach specializing in digestive health, author & mindful living specialist. Professionally trained in mindful eating, yoga, and positive psychology, Nadya helps women create a healthy relationship with food that honors their body”s unique chemistry and eliminates bloating and irregularity. Nadya”s book, Happy Belly: A Woman”s Guide to Feeling Vibrant, Light, and Balanced is a go-to resource for women to prevent and eliminate bloating and constipation. Nadya has been featured in various media including Huffington Post Live, Yoga Journal Russia, Glamour Magazine, Veria Living, and Ted Talks. She holds an MA in Organizational Psychology from New York University and a Wellness Coaching certification from Wellcoaches.