Tomorrow begins my 4th week of my fibromyalgia elimination diet and I am feeling great!
In addition to cutting out inflammatory foods we have been trying to increase our cruciferous veggie intake. Cruciferous vegetables such as kale, cabbage, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts have so many health benefits including balancing hormones, have cancer fighting properties, and help the liver in its ability to detoxify. Not to mention they are packed with so many essential vitamins and nutrients.
While I do enjoy salads they are not something I can eat everyday. Our green kale smoothies have been the easiest way to jam in a ton of nutrients without getting too full. At first they were a little hard to swallow but I actually crave them now!
Here is what I put in mine:
- 2 cups of frozen kale
- 1/2 an avocado
- 1 scoop of Genuine Health Fermented Greens Powder in Acai Mango
- 1 tsp of Incas Gold Yellow Gelatinized Maca powder
- 1/2 tsp of turmeric + pepper (needed to help absorb the turmeric)
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp of lemon juice
- Water to cover everything. Can also use almond milk for a creamier texture.
Blend on high for 5 min.