Sunday, September 18, 2011
Conscious Eating: Day #14 (with Morning Berry-Chia Smoothie Recipe)
This is Day #2 (of 30) of my taking the supplements that Doctor Ritamarie recommends in her free "Bye Bye to Belly Fat, Brain Fog, and Burnout" videos. The supplements, purchased at my local health food store, are meant to help re-set my belly-fat-producing hormones. I'm supposed to take the powdery stuff with a citrus drink, but I'm all out of citrus fruit to squeeze so instead have made myself a yummy smoothie that contains blueberries and chia seed, two of the MUST HAVES as far as Dr. Ritamarie is concerned. We picked 30# of organic blueberries this summer, but they go fast and I have to eke them out with blackberries, which are also nutritious but not nearly so tasty, in my opinion, as blueberries. Here is my Green Smoothie recipe (not green because of the blueberries and blackberries but you know what I mean):
Combine the following in your highspeed blender (like Vitamix) or do the best you can with small batches of ingredients in a regular blender:
*large handful of Cilantro (or Parsley, romaine, etc.)
*1 C. organic Blueberries, frozen or fresh
*1 C. organic Blackberries, frozen or fresh
*1 frozen (peeled) organic Banana, pieces
*2 T. Chia Seed Gel (made from 1/4 C. of seeds stirred into 1 Quart of water and set for at least 15 minutes)
*12-40 oz. of filtered Water(to the thickness and quantity you desire)
Whirl up until smooth and creamy. Slightly "chew" the first few sips so as to stimulate the start of digestion. (It is important to make a meal of your smoothie, not to mix it with other food items).
Rainy day here. We may be going to a friend's place later today in another town which means we will likely be offered victuals and will have to be satisfied before hand so as not to be tempted to eat any of the foods that will tip me back into full-scale insulin resistance, which I am trying to overcome with these current 30 days of eating NO wheat, no dairy and no processed sugars. For information about what else I am eliminating/eating and doing to this end, check out Dr. Ritamarie's free videos HERE-- you'll also be able to listen in on a webinar for the next few days that will provide you with information about further nutritional needs, etc.
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