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.
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