Smoothies

As long as your body can tolerate them, smoothies are a great choice for breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up. Just be sure they contain a protein, fat, fruit or vegetables and other maybe other extras.

General Recipe:

• 1 scoop plant-based protein powder
• 1-2 T healthy fat, such as nut butter, coconut oil or avocado
• ½ cup fruit (fresh or frozen) or vegetable
• ¾-1 cup liquid, such as almond milk, coconut milk, coconut kefir
• extras, such as hemp seeds, flax seeds, cacao, ginger, turmeric cinnamon
• Since brassica family vegetables such as kale are thyroid suppressors when raw, use spinach for a green vegetable in smoothies.

Here are some smoothie ideas from Aviva Romm’s “Adrenal Thyroid Revolution:”

The Smoothie Protein Healthy Fat Fruit/Vegetable Liquid Extras
Hot Mama Super Smoothie: hormone-supporting, adrenal-boosting power 1 serving plant-based protein powder, 1 T hemp seeds 1 T coconut oil ½ frozen banana, ½ cup frozen black cherries, 1 pitted Medjool date unsweetened almond milk 1-2 T maca powder, 1 T raw cacao powder
Green Dream: green-powered, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory 1 serving plant-based protein powder, 1 T ground flax seeds ½ avocado 1 frozen banana, 1 cup baby spinach coconut water 1 T lemon juice, 1 t grated ginger root
Almond Butter Cup Shake 1 T pre-soaked chia seeds, 2 T almond butter ½ avocado optional unsweetened almond milk 1 T raw cacao powder