I made another kale smoothie today and had a BM from heaven several hours later! I am flying high!
Today’s smoothie was chock full of chia seeds, protein powder (Raw Sun Warrior made from peas, cranberries, hemp and Stevia sweetened…it’s the best!) ground flax, senna and cactus leaf and then the rest of the usual supplements. I have been super charged riding my bike back and forth all day going from meeting to meeting. Managed to squeeze in a quick yoga practice as well and shot some hoops with my work associate, Gabriel Hoffman. In addition to being my biofeedback practitioner and holistic pharmacist, he also serves as a wonderful B-Ball coach teaching me how to dunk the ball with a proper one-handed shot. I have to say, I did pretty darn well!
After B-Ball I needed something more so I munched on some soaked seeds and nuts and rehydrated with some raw coconut water. I received my second lymphatic drainage therapy session this afternoon as I am aiming to do at least once a week moving forward. The congestion that I had has already improved dramatically! I am now finishing up my BPC green juice and will finish this morning’s kale smoothie at the end of the day.
If I can keep these amazzzzzing bowel movements up now that my period is over and I have gotten rid of so much old matter, I will really be in seventh heaven! J I think I will keep up with this smoothie for the next few days and see what happens. Did you know that one cup of kale contains nearly 20% of the RDA of dietary fiber, which promotes regular digestion, prevents constipation, lowers blood sugar and curbs overeating? It also fights the formation of H. Pylori, a bacterial growth in the stomach lining that can lead to gastric cancer. Finally, it is FULL of ANTIOXIDANTS and very high in vitamins K, A and C.
Tomorrow I will substitute the banana with avocado. Avocados actually have 60% MORE POTASSIUM than bananas and for all of us trying to keep our glycemic indexes down but still need that potassium boost, avocados are the way to go! They are an excellent choice in a smoothie to use as a thickener, spiking the blood sugar or messing with rules of food combining.
Arul Goldman is the Founder and Director of SanaVita.