Pineapple Cherry Green Smoothie

Another smoothie combination, thrown together for an easy breakfast or lunch! Ratios can be adjusted based on the amount of fruit tolerated and/or fresh stevia leaf (we bought our plant from Lowes) may be incorporated if you’re really scaling back on fruit.    This quick option helps us to meet our goal of getting at least one green vegetable in at every meal! Read More


Pomegranate, Orange & Raspberry Green Smoothie

Looking for another beginner smoothie?  This nutrient packed smoothie can easily be adjusted as you evolve into a higher vegetable diet.  Sipping on this will help repopulate the gut with good bacteria and provide an ample amount of magnesium, vitamins C & K and helps in detoxification.  This anti-inflammatory drink also has neuroprotective effects and will help to balance neurotransmitters, including glutamate and GABA. Read More


Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie

Serves 2

Ingredients

1 c. raw cauliflower

1 1/2 c. raw kale or spinach (use dino kale if lower oxalate is needed)

1/2 large frozen* banana

1 1/2 c. frozen* pitted cherries

2 tbsp. raw cashews

2 tsp. cacao nibs (Amazon link for Navitas Cacao Nibs , Thrive Market link for Navitas Cacao Nibs)

3/4 – 1 c. filtered water (depending on desired thickness)

Instructions

Place cauliflower, greens and water in high powered blender and blend until well combined.  Add remaining ingredients to cauliflower, greens & water mixture and blend until very smooth.  Pour into glass cups and serve immediately.  The above picture has been topped with shredded coconut and cacao nibs.

Tidbits

Feel free to adjust the ratios as need for yeast etc. and/or as tolerated!  Cacao does have a glutamate risk, all though substantially lower than processed sources.  While we didn’t tolerate it very well initially, we seem to find we do much better with cacao (not the same as cocoa) nibs over cacao powder.  Additionally, cacao and bananas are pretty much high in everything else- phenols, histamines, etc. so use a little caution if you’re overly sensitive.



Beginner Green Smoothie

 

Ingredients

1 cup (or as much as tolerated) fresh spinach or kale (use kale for lower oxalate)

1 frozen banana

1 cup frozen mango or pineapple (50/50 works as well)

1 cup water

Instructions

Place greens into the bottom of the blender first, add remaining ingredients and blend in a high-powered blender on high until smooth. Microgreens and fresh ginger are a great addition to this.