“If you don’t take care of this the most magnificent machine that you will ever be given…where are you going to live?”
~ Karyn Calabrese
One of my most favourite things is food. And I want my food to be a delight – even as it is healing and nourishing me. This smoothie is a complete healthy meal in a glass. 🙂
Right now I’m doing my best to support my body’s methylation pathways and detoxification processes. As well as late stage Lyme Disease I have the MTHFR gene mutation and Pyrrole Disorder, both of which negatively impact methylation and detoxification – two factors critical to healing Lyme. This simple smoothie is packed full of nutrients to support those processes. Not only is it delicious – it delivers a superb anti-oxidant cocktail to your body! In the lead-up to Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations anything that is going to support healthy liver, digestive and detoxification functions is a good thing!
Please don’t omit the coconut cream or oil in this recipe.The fat is essential to help absorption of the fat soluble vitamins and minerals. If you’re not a fan of coconut, substitute butter or a slurp of your favourite cold-pressed oil.
Broccoli Sprout Powder is a true superfood. Read more about it here. I also love organic Kelp Powder, which is rich in iodine and trace minerals that help support healthy thyroid function and stable blood sugar. You can find both these ingredients in health food stores.
The best way to make this green smoothie is with a high speed blender such as a Nutribullet, Thermomix, Blendotherm or Vitamix.
1 cup of strawberries ( or your favourite berries or low-carb fruit)
1 cup of kale
1 cup of parsley
1/3 cup of pecan nuts
1 scant teaspoon of organic Broccoli Sprout Powder
1/2 teaspoon of organic Kelp Powder
1/2 cup of coconut cream or 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1 cup of water
Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.