Adrenal Cocktail Creamsicles (Paleo, Vegan, Dairy-free)

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Sweet and creamy adrenal cocktail popsicles are the perfect summertime treat to support your adrenal health! Made with a few whole food ingredients, these yummy adrenal creamsicles boast sweet orange, creamy coconut, and a hint of spicy ginger.

What is an Adrenal Cocktail?

An adrenal cocktail is a combination of a few ingredients with targeted nutrients that support the adrenals.

Fresh Orange Juice: Rich in vitamin C and potassium.

  • Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that supports immune function and helps with the production of adrenal hormones.
  • Potassium is an essential mineral necessary in the release of aldosterone, a hormone that helps to regulate blood pressure [1].

Coconut Water: Coconut water contains electrolytes: potassium, sodium, magnesium, and calcium. These minerals are essential in nerve function, muscle contraction, and maintaining proper fluid balance.

Salt: Salt is a natural source of sodium, which is believed to support the production and regulation of adrenal hormones (choose Real Salt, Pink Salt or Sea Salt.)

Ginger (opt): Ginger contains a potent nutrient called gingerol, which has anti-inflammatory properties. Reducing inflammation may help to support healthy functioning of the adrenal glands.

Coconut Cream (opt): Coconut cream is rich in healthy fats, particularly medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). These fats are easily absorbed and utilized by the body. Adequate intake of healthy fats is necessary for hormone production, including adrenal hormones.

Magnesium (opt): Magnesium plays a significant role in supporting adrenal health and function. The adrenal glands are responsible for producing hormones, including cortisol, which is closely tied to the body’s stress response.

  • Stress response: Magnesium may support a balanced stress response and help prevent excessive cortisol production.
  • Adrenal hormone production: Magnesium is essential for optimal adrenal function and hormone balance.
  • Energy: Magnesium is necessary in energy production.
  • Relaxation and sleep: Magnesium has a calming effect on the nervous system and can help promote relaxation and restful sleep, which are essential for supporting adrenal health and managing stress.

So grab your ingredients and let’s get cooking!

 

 

What are the Adrenals?

The adrenal glands are small glands located above the kidneys; they play a crucial role in regulating various bodily functions from stress response to energy production, and hormonal balance.

Some symptoms of adrenal fatigue include:

  • Fatigue/low energy: Feeling tired, even after adequate rest and sleep.
  • Easily stressed: Individuals with adrenal insufficiency may find it difficult to cope with stressors, and even minor stress can feel overwhelming.
  • Brain fog: Difficulty focusing, memory problems, and decreased mental clarity.
  • Sleep: Insomnia or difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep.
  • Craving salt or sweets: Adrenal issues are sometimes associated with cravings for high-sugar or high-sodium foods.
  • Weight: Unexplained weight loss or weight gain.
  • Low blood pressure: Dizziness when standing up quickly, lightheadedness, or feeling faint.
  • Decreased immune function: Frequent infections, allergies, or a longer duration of illness.
  • Mood swings: Emotional high’s and low’s, anxiety, or depression can be present.
  • Decreased libido: A reduced interest in sex or diminished sexual function.

*Disclaimer: This is not intended as medical advice or for diagnosis purposes. Any concerns about your health should be discussed with your healthcare provider.

 

Equipment Needed

High-Speed Blender
Popsicle Molds

Adrenal Cocktail Creamsicles Ingredients:

1 Whole Naval Orange
½ cup Fresh Squeezed OJ
¾ cup Coconut Water can use the water from the can of coconut cream
¼ tsp Fine Real Salt
¼ cup Coconut Cream opt
½ ”-1” piece of Ginger opt
2 scoops Collagen Protein Powder opt
*Pure Raw Honey, Pure Maple Syrup, Liquid Stevia, Coconut Sugar

How to Make Adrenal Cocktail Popsicles

  • Add all of the ingredients to a high speed blender and blend for 30-60 seconds until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour into popsicle molds, freeze 4-hours to overnight.
Adrenal Cocktail Popsicles Paleo Whole30

Adrenal Cocktail Creamsicles (Paleo, Vegan, Dairy-free)

Amy
Sweet and creamy adrenal cocktail popsicles are the perfect summertime treat to support your adrenal health!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Freeze Time 4 hours
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 45 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Add all of the ingredients to a high speed blender and blend for 30-60 seconds until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour into popsicle molds, freeze 4-hours to overnight.

Nutrition

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Nutrition Facts
Adrenal Cocktail Creamsicles (Paleo, Vegan, Dairy-free)
Serving Size
 
8 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
45
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
3
g
5
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.04
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0.1
g
Sodium
 
98
mg
4
%
Potassium
 
143
mg
4
%
Carbohydrates
 
5
g
2
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
68
IU
1
%
Vitamin C
 
17
mg
21
%
Calcium
 
15
mg
2
%
Iron
 
0.3
mg
2
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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FAQs

Q: Can I use other citrus to make an adrenal cocktail creamsicle?

A: Yes, any fruit that is rich in vitamin C would be a great option: citrus, kiwi, pineapple, strawberries, etc.

Q: If I’m not adding coconut cream to this, should I use the water from the can or a different coconut water?

A: Use the one you prefer, either will taste great when making an adrenal cocktail popsicle.

Q: Should I eat an adrenal cocktail popsicle everyday?

A: Enjoy 1-2 adrenal cocktail creamsicles a day if you like! These tasty treats are a great way to support your adrenals and hormonal balance with targeted nutrients, fiber, and good fats!

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