During these 15 days I’ve continued to learn about my body and how the food I eat directly effects how I feel everyday. Sounds like a no brainer until you take the whole “my body is a science lab” approach. (Sung like your body is a wonderland for anyone curious) If you’re a long-time reader of the blog you already know that I’m operating sans gallbladder. While this is relatively ‘normal’ (I use that word loosely) it does present some serious eating challenges. I have had ‘flares’ of what physicians have called pancreatitis causing me to be hospitalized, I have had major digestive issues sending me racing for the nearest bathroom and they were each met with a shrug of the shoulders and a sigh that says “we can’t help you.” Enter my pivotal Paleo point in my life and now I’m 2 years in and detoxing feeling better than ever right? Wrong.
For the last 2-3 weeks I have been experiencing a sharp acute pain whenever I eat breakfast. The pain would last up to 2 hours, happen directly after an hour or two of eating and made me beg for a heating pad and ging ale. It wasn’t until a week ago that I spoke to my nutritionist, showed her my food log and realized the one consistent part of my meals every morning was eggs. After a little test and another experiment it turns out eggs and I are on the outs. So so sad. So now I am left fending for a breakfast that does not include an egg or a bagel. What’s a girl to do? The only logical next step is the Green Monster Smoothie! (adapted for the 21 Day Sugar Detox)
Green Monster Smoothie
Prep time: 5 minutes
1 green tipped banana (less sugar the less ripe the banana)
½ cup of ice
¾ cup of unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
2 Tbsp of almond butter
1 Tbsp of real Vanilla Extract
1 Tbsp of cinnamon
1-2 handfuls of spinach
Throw everything into a blender and pulse until smooth. Serve immediately!
This smoothie actually holds me over longer between meals than before. Maybe it’s the reduced sugar or the lack of protein powder, but either way I love the results!
Question of the day: What non-egg breakfasts can you share with me? I need some help!