Proving E must exceed the min potential

I've come across Problem 2.2 out of Griffiths' Intro to Quantum book second edition. The problem says to show that E must exceed the minimum value of V(x) for all normalizable solutions to the Schroed. eq. Naturally I started with the normalization condition: int(|phi|^2)=1 and started taking derivatives on this. However, I cannot arrive at a contradiction. Any thoughts? Or any other ways to show the same result? Thanks.

I think I would start from the time independent schroedinger equation, $$H\phi=E\phi$$, where H is the Hamiltonian, $$\phi$$ the wavefunction. Normally, H=p^2/(2m)+V(x), where p is the momentum operator. First multiply both sides with $$\phi^{*}$$, then note that p is hermitian (and the $$\phi^{*}p^{2}\phi$$ term can be made into the square of modulus of a function), and then compare both sides. You may arrive at a contradiction if E is smaller than the minimum of V.