Like my Greens: Swiss Chard, Spinach, Parsley, Cilantro and Cucumber but Kale….it TEARS MY GUT APART; as does too much broccoli, Raw Turnips or Beets and other root veggies. I have diverticulitis and IBS so people with those conditions should be very careful of what they put in their juice or smoothies.

I’m not a big one for fruit in my drinks or carrots either because I’m also a diabetic but I do use some apple, like 1/2 of one. Also I prefer juices to smoothies preferring to eat my yogurt along with my drink to resemble a meal.

My very simple and very non-objectionable to my gut is: 1/2 green apple, 1-2 stalks celery, 2/3 to a whole cucumber, lots of parsley don’t really have a measurement…just a handful or two. Then plain yogurt on the side with it.

May not be varied enough to get the maximum nutritional benefit but I’m not on the toilet all day or grabbing my gut and crying. It can get that bad when you include Kale, Broccoli, Raw Beets and so on as my “HE Who Will Not Obey” is wont to do. He makes me a small glass first and then uses my base to add all his “stuff”.

Great Post with lots of info LORIEB THANX! ~~dru~~


I try to make a healthy smoothie every morning.  I used to make them for my sonswhen they were young, now I make them for myself for a quick, nutritious start to my day.

These smoothies contain all of the following important nutrients and minerals necessary for a healthy thyroid and metabolism as well as combatants against depression, low energy, digestive problems, and weight gain:

  • healthy fats (omega 3s) for weight management: avocado, unsweetened coconut or almond milk
  • fiber for digestive health:  chia or flax seeds, broccoli, lentils, artichokes, avocado, cucumbers
  • iodine for a thyroid boost:  cranberries (fresh or frozen, unsweetened), kelp, organic yogurt, strawberries
  • protein for a thyroid and metabolism boost and energy: greek yogurt, hemp flour/seeds, whey powder
  • spices for flavor:  turmeric, curry powder, black pepper, garlic, ginger, cilantro
  • magnesium for necessary enzyme reactions:  dark chocolate (>70%), leafy greens, kelp
  • amino acids or building blocks of…

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