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It seems like everyone is sick right now. I have heard horror stories from many clients in the salon. Who sat in my chair. And coughed on me.
I have escaped most of the sickness this year, except for a wicked sinus infection it took me 8 weeks to totally get rid of. That was enough motivation for me to look for ways that I could support my immune system.
I ordered some Ningxia Red from Young Living, but my order didn’t process until the end of the month, so in the meantime I started doing some research. I ran across this post about frankincense water and the wheels started turning. I had purchased a Christmas set from Young Living that has myrrh and frankincense resin in it, and I never knew what to do with it. I dumped it in a mason jar and made some frankincense water!
I won’t rehash the benefits because that post outlines them pretty clearly, but I will share how I have been using the frankincense water. The flavor is a little perfume-y, so I decided to start adding it to my smoothies.
I started out with 1/4 of a cup and have worked my way up to an entire cup. The first day I felt like I could taste it, but I acclimated pretty quickly and don’t even notice it now.
Green smoothies are a pretty simple and quick way to get a LOT of nutrients into one meal. I start with my frankincense water, than add about 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk. Then I add about 5 oz (1/2 bag) of fresh spinach into the blender and blend until its all liquid. Chop up a banana, and add 2 scoops of vegetable protein powder, and whirl it again. Then I add some frozen fruit, both for the nutritional benefit and to add a little yum to my smoothie.
The best part about a green smoothie breakfast for me is that I can take it on the go. And its fun to tell people you drink frankincense water. If they didn’t already think you were weird, this is a slam dunk.
So, if you are looking for another way to support good health, think about adding some frankincense water to your daily regimen.
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