If you caught my last post, I’ve been feeling pretty icky the past few years. With a diagnosis finally under my belt, I can create a plan to take my healing into my own hands.
Treating Systemic Candida + Leaky Gut requires me to completely shake my diet upside down for the next 6-12 months. No more sugar (including fruit!), gluten, dairy, caffeine, alcohol and a multitude of other goodies I enjoy on a regular basis.
I love my wine + cheese, friends. This is going to be hella hard.
But giving them up can’t be worse than how I’ve been feeling for the past few years, so I’m in. Let’s do this.
As luck would have it, the fine folks at Blendtec reached out to me just a few weeks prior to me landing at my diagnosis. (Thank you universe for that lovely coincidence!)
The truth is? I loved the souping + sipping recipes I was testing before I got my diagnosis which is going to make it super hard to give them up. But, just because I have to, doesn’t mean you have to – so I’m going to share them with you anyway. I’m such a giver, that way.
FIRST, A WORD ABOUT BLENDERS.
About a year ago, I purchase the NutriBullet based on David Wolfe’s partnership with them. And it is amazing. That little blender is all kinds of powerful.
However, it can’t make soup, hot beverages or meals for that matter. And, it is not large enough for more than one person, well two people if you are having a small smoothie each.
Blendtec, on the other hand, can do Everything. It’s a gorgeous, sleek machine that is packed with power and intelligence. I love the programs it offers – I can push a button for Soup, Smoothies, Ice Cream and Whole Juice. Or, I can take the manual route to micro-manage my creations.
If you are considering purchasing a blender for smoothies + whole juice only, I would say you are pretty safe to stay with the NutriBullet. However, if you want one machine that can carry a heavier load (such as breads, soups, meals etc)… then I would go with the Blendtec for sure.
SOUP + SMOOTHIE RECIPES
For your convenience, I’ve pinned all the smoothie, soup and beverage recipes I’ve tried (and want to try) to our EAT: squeeze + blend board over at Pinterest. But here are a few of my fave recipes:
- My fave smoothie of all time: Maca Madness Green Smoothie
- Pumpkin Spiced Latte
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Pudding
- Brocoli Cheddar Soup
- Paleo Hot Chocolate
Scroll through our Pinterest board for the rest of the recipes:
Here is a list of what I am adding to my smoothies these days (not all at once, of course!):
– Maca Powder:
– Slippery Elm Bark Powder
– Camu Camu Berry Powder
– Cacao Powder
– Fermented L-Glutamine
– Aloe Vera Gel
– Hemp Seeds
– Chia Seeds
– Goji Berries
– Almonds / Cashews
– Coconut Oil
Here are a few other things I have been trying to add to my daily routine:
– Loads of hot water and lemon
– One glass of hot water with 10 drops of Grapefruit Seed Extract
– One – two cups of nettle tea per day
– 15 mins of Meditation
– 15 mins of Yoga/Stretching
It can be very terrifying to make healthy changes in our lifestyle. But I am convinced what is waiting for me on the other side is going to far more than worth it. You with me?