Smoothie - The Root Cause Green


Prep Time

5 min

Cooking Time

0

Yields

2

Ingredients


  • 1 cup mixed baby greens 
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 stick of celery
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 bunch of basil leaves (optional)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 scoop Pea Protein (I use the NOW Foods brand or the PurePea from Designs for Health)
  •  Sea salt

Optional Boosts


Directions


Blend together in Vitamix or other blender and enjoy as low glycemic breakfast, lunch or snack!


Try out the Root Cause Green Smoothie for a few days, and let me know how you like it and how it makes you feel.

Notes


Many people with Hashimoto’s are sensitive to gluten, dairy, soy and sometimes even eggs! This takes many popular breakfast options off the plate, and can make breakfast meals challenging.


Before I realized that dairy can cause severe reflux, I had a smoothie every morning filled with “healthy” whey protein and Greek yogurt. Within three days of cutting out dairy and gluten, my acid reflux, bloating and irritable bowel syndrome vanished!


This green smoothie is packed with nutrition for your thyroid, helps to reduce inflammation and can help with detoxification.


It combines a hypoallergenic protein source with fat (from coconut milk) and fiber from veggies.


As the smoothie is blended into tiny particles, it is much easier to digest compared to a regular breakfast for people who have digestive issues (always “chew” the smoothie anyway, to help activate your digestive process), making the nutrients more readily available and leaving them with more energy.


The base of coconut milk is a hypoallergenic source of fat, and can help reduce inflammation and stabilize blood sugar due to its (good) fat content. Adding an avocado increases the fat/blood sugar stabilizing content, and gives the smoothie a “pudding” like consistency.


Veggies add fiber and micronutrients which are more readily available due to using a blender to break the fiber and nutrients apart.


Sea salt (added to taste), can help with supporting the adrenals, which are often stressed in people with Hashimoto's. 


People who have tried the “Root Cause Green Smoothie” have said that it helps them feel less hungry, more relaxed and calm, and gives them plenty of energy.