A big part of my getting healthier is starting with a smoothie. My doctor wants me drinking this at least 5 mornings a week for the next 2-3 months. Drinking a smoothie every morning for breakfast? No problem!
Except here is a pic of the typical smoothie that I’m used to drinking:
OJ, organic vanilla yogurt, a banana, blueberries, some spinach, a little flax seed maybe some chia seeds. Healthy right? Of course, it is. Nothing wrong with a smoothie like this. My boys love smoothies like these and I’m so glad. I mean, how else do you get your kids to eat spinach and flax seed?
The problem for me is that this kind of smoothie makes my blood sugar spike. The sugar in the juice and the fruit and the yogurt starts my day on a sugar high. I can’t do that anymore. So here’s my new smoothie. My liver detox smoothie:
Then some red cabbage. Never thought I’d be putting red cabbage in a breakfast smoothie.
My doctor has me add the following supplements to my smoothie: resveratrol (found in red wine, yea!) and turmeric (anti-inflammatory and disease preventative). I have to add 10ml of each. Both of these are an important component of my liver detox.
Yea! Something sweet! You can add either a pear, pineapple, or mango to my smoothie. Berries are not recommended.
I’m not gonna lie to you. That first sip is a doozy. Especially when you’re used to always drinking a sweet smoothie like I was. But the more you drink it, the more you get used to it. With each sip, I try to focus on how healthy this little drink is going to make me while trying to ignore the Pop Tarts that my boys are scarfing down next to me.