I just survived my first green smoothie!

Hurray! I have been making fruit smoothies for a while now, but thought I would retch downing a blender full of greens. My first smoothie was kale, papaya, mango, and a banana. It was actually quite good and filling. I did it in my regular blender, which was a bonus!


  • powerliferpowerlifer Raw Newbie
    edited June 2015

    Well done, green smoothies are such as good source of nutrition that there worth the taste. Best idea is to rotate the greens in my opinion. I tend to use the dark lettuces mainly such as romaine and other non-goitrogen containing vegetables, as i had thyroid problems in the past.

    Although i can counter that by taking more iodine on the days im consuming raw goitrogen vegetables, cooking/steaming inactivates them.


  • That is good advice powerlifer, thank you so much for bringing this up. I was diagnosed about 2 years ago with two small goiter nodules. I am not being treated now as I don't have any thyroid problems -they put me on some meds in the beginning, but took me off - and the ultra sound I had in April didn't show any enlargement, nor did my recent PET scan last month show any activity. I am excited to report that the PET did show that my cancer tumors are dormant and I am in remission - yippie! Didn't you know that made me a happy girl! But it did show that I have a fatty liver. One up, one down and hopefully not another down..

    I am overdue for my Endro appointment and I'll be bringing the raw food question up. Double DRATS if I cannot eat all those yummy goitrogen veggies! I think I probably still would do them steamed as I love them too much! I was reading that I could probably get away with eating them raw four times a week. I hope my doctor knows enough about it to confirm that. I was glad that my oncologist is on board with my decision to go raw. I hate having to fight with them about stupid stuff. He just wanted to me to make sure that I pay close attention to keeping my nutrients balanced as he had seen others who did not, which created more havoc.

    Yet another reason I am glad I found this site and another thing to consider instead of blindly charging on.

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