Are Smoothies Any good?

Have you got your blenders ready? Time to make a green smoothie! Or is it? Some people suggest drinking nothing but fruit juice or green smoothies in order to detoxify the body.

I can remember the first time I tried making a green smoothie. For all my efforts, I only got a sore throat in return.

In any case, I’ve since realized that raw vegetables are quite taxing on your system- even more so when you grind them up and eat them all at once! All those oxilates… *shudder* my poor thyroid… Did you know that in old cooking books they say to boil kale for 10 minutes in salted water, then drain and rinse? This is why I love reading old cookbooks. They call raw vegetables roughage.

Okay, It really loves boiling salted water.

It’s a good idea to cook your vegies before you puree them, which ends up making… Soup! Nothing wrong with that? Make a nice batch, heat a mug in the morning and off

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we go.

What about water/juice fasting? Well, provided you know what you are doing it can work athough it has its drawbacks. It, along with other forms of fasting have the potential to create metabolic problems. I learned this the hard way. Most of the time a complete fast is pointless. Just eat when you are hungry and eliminate any “heavy” or processed food. along with things like Grains, Dairy, Sugar, and Nightshades for a few days. A wonderful alternative is having simple meals like porridge, soup or broth.

Another good thing is to drink warm (not Boiling!) water. Not in obnoxious quantities, just whenever you are thirsty. After all, don’t we always use warm water when washing, be it dishes or clothes? Add a little lemon, some spices if you like. Ghee and jaggery (sugarcane juice) are also good for cleansing the body.

Stick to juice, ghee, dal, stewed fruit and soup, your body will thank you.

Be well.

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