We have completely changed our breakfast routine and I am loving it, so I thought I'd share. I reported previously that our attempts at juicing were big failures. But I've learned a thing or two about juicing since then. Like carrot juice is a terrible idea for people who are not tolerating sugar well. So we've switched to "green" juice. Another thing I learned is that even green juice can be a shock to the system, so it's good to combine it with healthy fats in the form of a green smoothie.
We had been eating a lot of meat for breakfast and I think it was just too heavy for Ellie's system. I feel so much more energetic now that we are starting the day with these smoothies. The concept of a green smoothie comes from the Body Ecology Diet book, but is totally GAPS-legal.
Here's what I've been doing:
- Juice - Juice 1/2-1 head celery, 1/2-1 cucumber, a few leaves of red leaf lettuce, a handful of parsley and a green apple.
- Smoothie - Pour juice into blender. Add a whole avocado, 3 Tbsp. ground flaxseeds or a scoop of chia goo, 1 tsp. coconut oil or coconut butter and 1 cup blueberries.