My Daily Smoothie

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When it comes to healthy eating, I have learned that it is a lot easier, and way more freeing to focus more on what we DO need to eat, rather on ALL the things we shouldn’t eat. When I was diagnosed with MS, I researched the entire internet to learn what foods can help me best manage my symptoms. I came across an endless list of what foods NOT to eat. When it was all said and done, I was pretty much left with fruit, vegetables and fish for a diet. Since I am a southerner, and especially with the holidays on the horizon, this was quickly getting to be what I like to call “REDIC.”

The more I studied and experimented, however, this is what I discovered: when I focus on what I do need to eat, I find myself filling up on plenty of yummy healthy things, without much room for the bad stuff. I have also discovered that since I am not allergic to gluten or dairy, a little indulgence here and there seems to be totally fine, and great for my morale! 😉 So, rather than avoiding a daunting list of foods, I focus on all the nutrition that I need as fuel for my body.

One way tnoasmoothiehat I make sure to consume plenty of nutrients is by drinking a fruit and veggie smoothie every day. (Okay, almost every day.) This way, I get a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables in an easy, one-stop shop! Rather than chopping all the ingredients every day, which got old fast, I knock out a week’s worth right when I get home from the grocery store. I divide them into ziplock bags and throw it all in the freezer. Then, all I have to do is dump the bag into my nutribullet, add some coconut water, and voila! A refreshingly yummy and nutritious smoothie, packed with vitamins! So good, it’s kid approved! (Just ask Noa Kate!)

My ingredients are below, if you would like to try it out! I also will add in any random fruit I happen to have around, such as kiwi or watermelon.  I would also love to hear your smoothie ideas, too!

Ingredients:
4 slices banana
2 slices apple
2 strawberries
¼ cup blueberries
¼ cup grapes
4 slices cucumber
¼ cup carrots
½ cup kale
½ spinach
1 thin slice fresh ginger
1 tbs flax seeds
1 tbs chia seeds
1 tbs sliced almonds
1 packet of stevia
coconut water

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