Showing posts with label thyroid-happy smoothie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label thyroid-happy smoothie. Show all posts

Cyclist's Daily Launch Smoothie - Pineapple Mango Lime Coconut Thyroid-Happy Green Smoothie

Pineapple Mango Lime Coconut Thyroid-Happy Green Smoothie
This delicious fruity smoothie is made to NOT injure or irritate the thyroid, and to be a source of energy and high immunity.  My husband Ed has been drinking one of these almost every day of this month (and I mean 20 ounces by "one of these").  He has just completed riding 361 kilometers with this month's GREAT CYCLE CHALLENGE to support children and their families in their battles against Cancer.  You can learn more about that, and please donate (income tax receipted) by going HERE.

My husband and hero Ed rode his heart out for these little kids!
The Recipe: (Makes 2 - 20 oz. servings for you and someone you love)

*Your choice of Frozen Organic Fruit: 3 Cups  (My Faves are Pineapple and Mango, mixed)
*Scoop or more of Coconut Shreds
*Juice of 1 Lime, Squeezed  
* 1/2 Cup (about 200 ml) Organic Apple Sauce
*2 Scoops your fave Dry Greens Mix  (I use Thyroid Greens - Goitrogen FREE green superfood powder drink mix )
*2 tsp. (30ml) the herb/spice Turmeric
*Water to make 40 oz. (about 16 oz.-- if it is too thick, add more)

Place all the above in your VitaMix (or other blender) and whirl it up until creamy and smooth, like soft serve ice cream.  It is ever so much more tasty and refreshing!  And will definitely have you feeling great and full until Lunchtime!  You might even find yourself cycling over 100km and doing stair-running when you get there! 

Vegan "Buttah Mylk" (Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Gluten-Free, NON-Goitrogenic)

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A few days ago my neighbour was rejoicing in some chives that she was given by another neighbour-- I told her that we had chives in our garden as well, but that I rarely use them.  She said, "But this is the buttermilk and chives season!" and I was immediately transported back to a time in my life when a frosty glass of buttermilk with chopped chives was the highlight of my Summer afternoon!  Maybe it's a farmgirl thang, not sure, but I suddenly got a hankering for buttermilk.  Problem: I am definitely adverse to dairy, or it is adverse to me.

Sooooooooooo.... how about a smoothie that tastes like buttermilk, but that has no dairy in it?

Here it is... it may be difficult for you to imagine a mix of avocado, lemon, chiaseed, banana, chives, and sea salt tasting like buttermilk... but they DO, they really DO-- very similar creamy, chunky texture, and very similar tart, sweet, salty, chive-y flavour!  Please try it and let me know if you agree!

  • 1/2 ripe, soft Avocado
  • 1/4 C. Chia seed Gel (instructions HERE)
  • 1 small ripe Banana, chopped
  • Small handful Chives, finely chopped
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt (all those 82 trace minerals!)
  • 1/2 - 1 fresh Lemon, juice and zest - (I would go for closer to 1 whole lemon)
  • 1 - 2 C. Water
  • 2- 4 Ice Cubes
Go ahead and spin it up!  
Place in high speed blender (or in 2 batches in regular blender) and blend until smooth... Mmmm.... yum.... no dairy bloating, etc.  

Thyroid-Happy Berry-Chia-Mint-Parsley-Almond Milk Green Smoothie

Follow Me on Pinterest This NON-goitrogenic green smoothie is the fourth This Thyroid-happy smoothie is an adaptation of a great Green Smoothie by Drew Canole of JuiceUp Your Life.  Drew adds in protein powder, I just stick with Chia Gel to provide the protein.  I use blueberries, but you can use raspberries (like Drew does) or any other NON-goitrogenic berries (NOT strawberries, alas).  It is unlike these other Thyroid-Happy smoothie recipes on Smoothie Moves since I use unsweetened Almond Mylk.  I used the pre-made kind, but you could make your own (including high-selenium Brazil Nut Mylk- yum) with just the ingredients, a blender and a sieve.  

Thyroid-happy Berry-Chia-Mint-Parsley-Almond Milk Green Smoothie 
  • Small handful fresh Mint leaves, stripped from stems
  • Small handful fresh Parsley
  • 1/2 - 1 C. Frozen Berries (or fresh berries)-- I used frozen organic blueberries
  • 1/2 C. Chia Gel (1/4 C. chia seeds in quart of water, stir, leave for 15 minutes- Go HERE for chia seed gel recipes)
  • 1 - 2 C. of unsweetened Almond Milk 

Put all of the above into your high speed blender, or divide in half for a less speedy blender and do in two batches.  Relax and enjoy!

Thyroid-Happy Mango-Banana-Coconut-Green Smoothie

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The ingredients used in this smoothie are meant to be kind to all thyroids, especially those thyroids that have been damaged by repeated consumption of goitrogenic foods, assaulted by environmental chemicals, and the rest of the list that can severely disable this little butterfly-shaped organ that is so keenly important to our body's energetic system.


* 1/2 to 1 C. of very ripe Mango (I used frozen organic mango purchased from Costco)
*1 ripe Banana, chunks
*shake of Coconut Shreds (unsweetened, but they do lend sweetness to this smoothie)
*Large handful of greens (I used fresh Leaf Lettuce, Cilantro, Parsley and a couple of Baby Grape Leaves) (Avoid goitrogenic greens such as Kale and Spinach)
*Filtered Water (1 - 2 Cups, you decide how thick and how much you want)
*1/4 - 1/2 Avocado Flesh (Optional)
*1/4 C. Raw Pumpkin Seeds (Optional) (do not use if you already take a 200 mcg Selenium tablet)

Put all of the above into your high speed blender, or divide in half for a less speedy blender and do in two batches.  Relax and enjoy!

Other Thyroid-Happy Smoothies on Smoothie Moves

Thyroid-Happy Cherry-Green Apple-Dandelion-Parsley-Banana-Pumpkin Seed Smoothie

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This and other "Thyroid Happy" smoothies on this site are set to coincide with the excellent  Thyroid Summit that showcased holistic expertise ("functional medicine") in preventing and healing Thyroid Disease.

Some of the things I learned  (Day #1) included the importance of cutting out sugars (J.J. Virgin and Dr. Teitelbaum) but not eschewing all salt (unrefined salt, like Celtic Sea Salt with its 80+ minerals).  I also learned that iodine is an essential element needed by our bodies to nourish a healthy thyroid (and heal a thyroid that is damaged) and that other chemical elements, like bromide and flouride, are ubiquitous and act to displace iodine and suppress thyroid function. (Dr. Brownstein)

This recipe uses raw ingredients that are NOT goitrogenic (suppress the thyroid and prevent the uptake of iodine) although there is some contradiction around 'cherries'-- it would seem that the 'sour' cherry variety is preferable.  However, there are some sites that diss the cherry altogether, lumping it in with other goitrogenic fruits (like peaches), but there are other sites that include cherries with berries (blueberries, etc., but not strawberries) that are considered NON-goitrogenic.  I have an almost full bag of frozen "Dark Sweet Cherries" from Costco that I love. love. love. and have decided to use them sparingly for this and other smoothie recipes.  Otherwise, the remaining ingredients are considered healthy-harmless (don't block iodine uptake) for the thyroid.  Put the following in your high speed blender carafe (or do in 2 batches):
**for 1-2 tall glasses of smoothie**
~1/2 C. Frozen or fresh Cherries (sour cherries are preferred- or sub blueberries)
~1 Banana, peeled and chopped
~ 1/4 C. Pumpkin Seeds (contain selenium, a thyroid-healthy mineral)
~ 1/4 C. Coconut Shreds (for sweetening & healthy fats)
~ 1 - 2 Dandelion Leaves (or 1-2 Romaine leaves)
~ 1 Granny Smith Apple (lovely lower-glycemic apple)
~ Handful of Parsley/Cilantro
~  Filtered Water  (1 -2 cups)
~ Ice Cubes (if desired)
**Spin up.  Enjoy!  Feel the Energy surge through your body-- not kidding!

Thyroid-Happy Blueberry-Parsley-Apple-Banana Smoothie

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Today's smoothie recipe uses NON-goitrogenic greens and fruits to relieve the thyroid and upper thalamus from the damage done by goitrogenic veggies and fruits.  When one eats certain fruits and veggies, such as soy or broccoli or gluten-containing items, the thyroid function is suppressed by interfering with uptake of iodine.  Symptoms of  this thyroid suppression can include everything from goiter to swollen ankles to insomnia to hair loss to heart conditions.  This little butterfly-shaped organ at the base of the throat is more important to our lives than most of us know.

Thyroid-Happy Blueberry-Parsley-Apple-Banana Smoothie
*delicious breakfast smoothie for 1-2 persons*
Put the following in the carafe of your high-speed blender (or do in smaller batches for a regular blender):
-1 Granny Smith Apple, chopped
-1 Ripe Banana, chopped
-1 C. Frozen or Fresh Blueberries
-1 small handful Parsley (Cilantro, various types of Parsley such as curly or Italian)
-Filtered Water (as needed to make 1-2 tall glasses of smoothie)
-Ice cubes, if desired

Blend up and serve.

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