What do I love about this coffee smoothie?
This is the most nutrient dense breakfast that I have found so far. Grab your copy today! This comforting, meat-free bolognese is a quick, easy dish that cooks in just 30 minutes. Any suggestions to replace it for breakfast? Good job on the kale. Raw cashews, raw almonds, almond milk, a red pepper, and nutritional yeast.
Dreamy Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo
You can also find bee pollen including local at your Whole Foods, Sprouts, or health food store if you have any of those.
Take a look at abetterlifestartsnow. It is also in our national medical library Pubmed. If you are interested please contact me. My husband was diagnosed with dermatomyositis close to 2 years ago and the real problem was mal-absorption. He was not able to eat well due to stomach pain and not absorbing the little nutrition he was eating, causing muscle-wasting.
Your cause may be different than his, but since the immune system begins in the gut, many auto-immune problems begin there also, and dermatomyositis is one of them. You MUST resist the carbo cravings. You likely have candida—a yeast overgrowth, and it is the candida that is craving the simple carbs.
Sugar and simple carbs which turn to sugar are the food of all infections: When you get a craving, tell yourself that it is the bugs craving it—not you! You also likely have inflammation in your gut. Gluten, sugar, and dairy are prime contributors to inflammation; cut back and work towards eliminating them, and your health will improve. Try to make smarter choices: Really really really try to avoid anything with sugar. And yes, make and drink a smoothie a day. Make up your own.
Throw a bunch of spinach, unsweetened coconut milk yogurt, banana, maybe some fruit like raspberries; maybe some protein powder, stevia if it needs to be sweeter, and maybe a drop or two of vanilla or a dash of cinnamon. A year ago I thought my husband was near death, and if standard medicine had anything to do with it, he would be. But I got him to a naturapathic doc, and tho hubbie does NOT follow all the advice given him he still craves sugar , he is functional and there is hope.
You are young; fix your body now! How do you find a good naturopath? She would off the pills and so do I. Sprouts farmers market sells bee pollen in large plastic jars. Wholefoods would also most likely have it. Another use of Coconut oil. I wear hearing aids and they cause my ears to itch. I mixed some coconut oil and tree tea oil and swab my ears out with that. It has killed the fungus and stopped the itch. Thank you for sharing this. My little girl wears hearing aids as well. I have her tub the coconut oil but now will add the essential oil.
Make sure to choose a coconut milk or almond milk that does not have carrageenan as an ingredient. Although it gives these milks a creamy texture, it has been known to cause colon cancer. They also include various gums, refined sugar, and natural flavor. Excitotoxins overstimulate brain cells to death. There are over 90 diff. MSG aliases today hidden under diff. I make many nut milks a staple in our house. I mostly make walnut, coconut, almond, pecan, and cashew.
But, have also made Brazil nut, hemp seed, and pumpkin seed. Am in the process of giving up cigarettes which am finding hard. But wondering is there a detox for ur lungs. Which may help clear some tar. I would google the Hoxsey clinc which is now called the Bio-Medical clinic in Tujuana mexico.
There is a hotel you can stay at this side of the border and the van will take you across in the morning. You do need a paasport as they are out of the country. I go there for breast cancer and it is almost gone, naturally. To answer your question, their tonic should be able to help you as it is a detox among so many other healthy things. They dont just handle cancer but ms, and other things. You can call and talk to a doctor between 8: There is a small cafe on site and they will tell you, after checking all your tests, when you can eat.
Take cash as well since some pharmacies, taxies only except cash. The clinic accepts checks from the u. The hotel can set up a pick up at the san diego airport back to the hotel. Hope this helps To your health! I once read that if you shower twice a day for 2 weeks and eat beef and stewed tomatoes once a day, it will curb your cigarette addition. The beef and stewed tomatoes draw the nicotine out of your cells. The showers wash the nicotine off your skin.
I would be interested to know if this works. Best to order organic 5 bag of hemp hearts from Canada. I had heard to only eat bananas very sparingly when trying to heal the gut, is that not necessary? Bananas are starch and sugar. Use sparingly in smoothies and such. I stopped eating bananas wholesale or slicing them on cereals and such.
Use of bananas in making dishes from scratch for sauces, cooking. Best to eat the banaas very ripe. And one a day is acceptable. I use this same recipe except use baby spinach lemons aloe Vera juice and berry flavored stevia vs agave and kale I never mix fruit in my smoothies. Goggle is my best friend. I have hashimotos and its recommended to cook leafy greens such as kale and spinach to remove most of the goitrenoids which inflame the thyroid.
Would this make any difference to the potency of the shake? Or is there a substitute you could recommend? My naturopath oncologist said to avoid kale with my Hashimotos condition…. Perhaps baby kale or steamed kale may be OK.
But do more research. Spinach is Not a member of cruciferea. As well as economical. I have had IBS for years and have tried a lot of different things and nothing helps I am goin g to try this gut smoothie and will let you know the results I started in with IBS.
I do have IBS and the soups with cooked vegetables and bone broth have really helped me. I have eaten some raw garlic from time to time. I also drink alot of water. I take digestive enzyme and probotic, L-Glutamine. I also eat a few prunes every day because of constipation. This has really helped me. We cut out gluten, grains, dairy, egg whites, processed foods, fast foods, sodas, threw out the microwave that was back in I know what yu are thinking…. You would b surprised!
There are substitutes for some of those things. Within days his bleeding stopped and the pain on elimination went away! Our bodies are like a machine! We tend to get into the idea that one therapy or one smoothie or one food or suppkement will do it! It just will not!
I thought those with hashimotos or autoimmune conditions should avoid dairy. That is what a functional medicine dr told me. I notice though that the protein Dr Axe sells contains dairy. Same Down Under as by law milk sold is to be pasteurized. If only we took greater care of our cows. Try four tablespoons of coconut oil a day. The diet is on the internet. I take the Coconut oil and try to stick to stewed meats and cooked greens, or soups.
I lost 11 lbs in 2 weeks and am a diabetic. My blood glucose also got much better. Here is my morning every other morning smoothie. Is this smoothie with all the ingredients i.
People who are allergic to bees should not take Bee Pollen. Make sure to drink 8 ozs. As a young mom, that was the first book on health I ever bought.
An older woman I used to know used Vitamin C for her serious reactions to almost everything. Lobelia extract has the same benefit..
Because I am casein allergic, I really need to look for great products that are milk free. I have the chocolate. It is non GMO, organic, raw, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, it does contain coconut. But do a search for it and check out the label! Loaded with raw sprouted foods and raw probiotics and enzymes. You can use one scoop for a snack or two for a meal. Dr Axe, I am no expert, and would love your opinion on this product as well as any other fabulous ones for non milk people. Add this to almond milk or your choice and drop in one or two small drops of peppermint essential oil and it just perfects it!
I have been casein intolerant all my life. Makes sense to me. So if I eat homemade custard that has been baked-no problem! Casein is hard to break down but this is a trick that I enjoy doing every once in a while!??? Whoa there, I guess I really got off track on the smoothie powder for a milk free product. The above recipe looks like one I really want to try soon. I am now growing my own little tiny garden with kale and collards that I throw into my smoothies. I am copying this recipe and buying ginger and adding in my chia seeds ASAP.
Anxious to try it. I have leaky gut and am allergic to avacados. I find most of these recipes contain avacados. Is there any replacement? Kale is the most herbicide ridden vegetable so organic kale is a must when using concentrated amounts….
Kale should should be blanched not drunk or eaten raw. I would guess those having trouble with greens are also in need of iodine. Iodine is essential for the thyroid. Am well past retirement and have very few wrinkles. It is the greens………find a way to add them to your diet. I have IBS and low thyroid. Do you eat iodized salt. You may need iodine to help the thyroid. Many years ago a law was passed to put iodine in salt because people had no other source for it.
You can get iodine as a liquid. Definitely work with a Homeopathic Doctor to establish right amount to take. Also black walnut is high in iodine. One can take 1 tspn or more of the black walnut 3 times daily.
And apply as a compress to the throat, where the body will absorb the organic iodine directly. Plus, learn a relaxtion technique. High emotional upsets leads to increase buring up of the iodine in the body which in turn causes thyroid problems. Try a swig of organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar. You may need to balance your Hydrochloric Acid content in your stomach. Especially after 40 when you stop producing enough enzymes to break down your foods.
Trader Joes carries a Sublingual B you dissolve under the tongue. B vitamins are your nerve food — we need em! I agree t hat some of these greens with bananas in a smoothie can cause bloat serious bowl problems abd stomach upsets. What d o you do I have celiac and now I think ibs any ideas Tired of trying different things that make me worse. I am true blue to my diet still sick.
I understand what you are going through. Please do not add raw greens into smoothies. With IBS and Celiac disease I would make a bone broth and sip on it during the day, even for breakfast, it is that healing.
You will notice a difference. Do not eat any raw greens during this time, just take it easy and only eat boiled greens like broccoli.
Give your tummy a break, and slowly add raw greens, like in a salad, only after you feel you can tolerate it. Also, if you do eat bananas make sure they are very ripe with brown spots as they are much easier to digest.
Hope this helps you, I really feel for you. Also, if you eat meat make sure and boil it only. Do not grill it or bake in the oven. It is easier on your stomach and do this in the beginning phases of healing your gut. This along with bone broth and boiling veggies is very healing. Make sure your meat is grass-fed only.
I make a lot of soups and it is incredibly healing. I personally do not eat red meat, but if you do it needs to be boiled not baked. Later on when your gut can tolerate it you can grill and bake it. Same with chicken, and even fish for some people. In my opinion, healing smoothies are for those that already have completed beginning phase of GAPS diet. Try sipping bone broth for a few days, give your body a rest. Slowly add back in your normal foods you can tolerate. Axe has a ton of information on this site.
It has helped me, and also my mother-in-law who has struggled her whole life with gut problems. This particular recipe is truly for maintenance, not those beginning to heal their gut. Greens are added later and I agree they are a must at every meal. I eat them way more than anything else, but you must begin to heal your gut first.
No such thing as a dumb question. I have used papaya seeds when I use fresh papaya for my fruit portions of the smoothie. Papaya contains papain digestive enzyme and the seeds are anti-parasitic. I have 64 ounces of it however and still needed to add more water to make it my drinking consistency.
How much do you drink in the mornings? I live alone and have no one to share it with. I eat 32 oz every morning. I make a full pitcher which is basically double the recipe that I have posted. I make mine thick and eat it out of a bowl with a spoon. I think I ate oatmeal and cereal for too many years.
I find this bowl and spoon method comforting in the morning. I refrigerate half and have it the next morning. Add as much water as you like to find the consistency that is appealing to you. They are really yummy!
These are just so nutrient dense. You are awesome, Brenda! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and wisdom with us! I actually came here to check your recipes. I am reading the book and I am already tired of my smoothie combinations! Thanks for your kind words Martha. Keep trying different green smoothie recipes until you find one that you love. It is an adjustment but I really look forward to mine in the morning now.
I read in the comments you store half of your 64 oz mixture for the next day … it made me wonder if that diminishes the nutrients in a significant way? I have been doing it this way for the past 17 months and my health and vitality are the best I have experienced in the last 30 years.
I find it is a bit of work to make and when I was really sick this just made it easier. The taste is still really good I find.
I never used them myself but some people still use them. Thank you so much for sharing your journey to health. You give hope to those of us who are searching for healing. Hi Dana- We use the Jupiter Melody water unit with the alkalizing feature turned off.
It does a very good job of removing chlorine and other impurities. It has a biostone filter. The pulp helps to keep me full and satisfied. The fiber also cleanses the bowel and helps with blood sugar control. The pulp is delicious and I love eating my daily smoothies. You can play around with the ingredients and find a recipe that you really enjoy. This is the easiest way to get this volume of vegetables into the diet each day.
Once you feel the difference of eating a daily green smoothie you might get hooked like I have. I often eat a few boiled eggs on the side to add some extra protein. Thank you so much for helping others with your blog. I have a question: Moringa what kind and where to buy, powder or capsules???
I take the Moringa capsules, is there a difference beween the capsules and powder? I just buy organic powdered moringa from my health food store.
I prefer to avoid ingesting all of those capsules when possible. There is no difference though. It is just powdered moringa that has been encapsulated. Hi Brenda— This recipe is a game changer, and delicious! They will ship anywhere too. I am adding about 1T to a batch of smoothie. Also, If I have clean or organic oranges or other citrus fruits, I add the zest from the peel and it is delicious.
Plus, high color content means high nutrient content!