Heavy Metal Detox Morning Smoothie

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I’ve gone on a lot of food jags, and followed a lot of food trends, over the years.  So what I’m about to say goes against popular opinion these days.

I’m drinking a predominantly fruit-based smoothie each and every morning.

Why?  I’ve come to believe that fruit is “the fruit of life” and it is “cortisol” sparing.  Among other things.

  • Coconut water – a natural source of electrolytes.  Fresh is best but who has time to deal with that every morning right???   If you can get glass, fabulous.  But I use Taste Nirvana in glass bottles to avoid more aluminum/steel/plastic.  I wrote about the functions of electrolytes here and make no mistake, we CAN NOT function without them.
  • Dates – are amazing for adrenal fatigue.  They are a fabulous source of ___
  • Banana’s  – are nutritive to the nervous system
  • Wild (not high bush domestic) blueberries – are said to be the most nutrient dense food on the planet as they’ve survived extreme conditions over the years.
  • Leafy greens – are still important so I put 1 handful of the Costco Power Greens, or 1 handful of Costco organic spinach in.  I alternate using both.
  • Cilantro – is an time-honored, easy, cheap way to remove heavy metals
  • Parsley – doesn’t have as much research as parsley but that’s not parsley’s fault.  Sometimes it takes us as humans longer to figure out foods’ magical qualities.  I use parsley because it’s a leafy green and I believe it adds to my bodies ability to detoxify.
  • Hawaiian Spirulina – is a source of B vitamins, chlorophyll, bio-available protein, and aids in removing heavy metals
  • Barley grass juice powder – is just what it says – a concentrated source of barley grass juice.  Without the mess.  It cleanses the liver and provides powerful nutrition.
  • Maine Atlantic Dulse flakes – bind on to heavy metals and they DO NOT let them go and carry them out of the body.
  • Turmeric root – I hope you’ve heard how anti-inflammatory it is!  I also just read it can help with hot flashes.  As I’m turning 50 this year, I’m happy to support the transition coming.
  • Ginger root – is anti inflammatory, calms the nervous system, and calms the digestive tract.

 

 

Ingredients:

4 oz  Coconut water
2 pitted dates
1-2 banana’s – depending on size
1 cup Wyman’s wild blueberries
1 cup cherries or (organic) strawberries or blackberries
1-2 handfuls of greens (Costco’s Power Greens, or organic raw spinach)
1 generous handful of cilantro (about 1/2 cup if chopped)
1 smaller handful of parsley (about 1/4 cup if chopped)
1 teaspoon Hawaiian Spirulina
2 tsp Maine Atlantic Dulse Flakes
1 teaspoon barley grass juice powder (yes, its gluten free)
1 small nub of turmeric root (I slice these, then freeze them for easy use and they dont spoil)
1 small nub of ginger root
2″ piece of aloe (de-skinned)
1 oz orgono G5 Siliplant (liquid silica)

Optional:  frozen mango’s, tart or sweet organic cherries, pomegranates

Blend all of them, starting on low and working your way up to high power.

Makes 6 cups of smoothie.

Recipe adapted from Anthony Williams

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 About Tracy Konoske, MS, RDN

meet_tracyFor the past 20 years, Tracy has served as a dietitian/nutritionist and educator to hundreds of patients throughout the US on their journeys to restoring health, and optimizing well being. 

Tracy has a passion for helping others heal, fueled by her own recovery from Chronic Neurological Lyme, Chronic Fatigue, Epstein Barr Virus, SIBO, and anxiety. 

Tracy says "I have the deepest respect and passion for the healing abilities of the human body.  Each day, I witness miracles when the body is provided optimal fuel:  a nutrient dense, whole, plant foods diet combined with any necessary lifestyle changes.  A talented teacher, known for explaining complex medical topics in plain English, Tracy will assist you in restoring your health and your freedom.  

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