Wild Blueberry Smoothie

One of the things that got me into trouble with oxalates in the past was my morning smoothie.  I would make it with nut butter or hemp protein powder, toss in a couple of very large handfuls of spinach and blend it all together with almond milk.  That would be about 1,000 mg of oxalates per smoothie.  Considering I’m down to 50 mg a day that is an enormous amount of oxalates to be pumping into my body.

Since beginning a low oxalate lifestyle (LOL), I thought I would have to give my morning smoothie up.  I simply needed to be more thoughtful in how I put it together.  Switching my spinach for romaine lettuce was key.  Romaine is very low in oxalates.  I stopped using almond milk and switched to flax and coconut milk.  I actually like these two options better.  Blueberries are some of the lowest fruits for oxalate content.  Bananas are also low, which I use here to sweeten this smoothie.  Enjoy!

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Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie

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When I was a kid I loved orange flavored Creamsicles.  As an adult I still like the flavors of my childhood but want to add the benefit of health and wellness to the equation.  As a single person I am fond of the cuties oranges.  Unfortunately, I can not eat a whole bag by myself.  I came up with this smoothie recipe to help use up my Cuties before they go bad.

Another way to salvage your Cuties is to peel them and throw them into the freezer to make into smoothies later.

Ingredients:

3 cuties or 1 small orange
1/2 frozen banana
1 serving protein powder of choice
a few drops of orange or tangerine essential oil (I used 7)
handful of greens of choice
1/2 avocado
milk (I used cashew milk)
vanilla stevia to taste

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Raspberry Beet Detox Smoothie

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My liver has been hurting.  My health care provider and I both suspect the reason is due to something I am eating on a regular basis.  I have eaten primarily paleo for the past few years.  Eggs, nuts and seeds are my main source of protein.

She suggested a food elimination diet.  This consists of taking out of my diet foods that are common challenges for people with food sensitivities/allergies.  These foods can include:

  • citrus fruits
  • night shades
  • grains
  • dairy
  • nuts/seeds
  • eggs

For the next 30 days I will not eat these foods.   I am already on day 4 and am having some pretty intense detox symptoms.  For instance:  headache, body ache, fatigue, cravings, etc.  The simple fact that I am having such a detox response to not eating certain foods tells me that one (or more) of the above culprits has been affecting my liver.

Before I began this adventure I made a plan.  I looked up recipes on-line and went grocery shopping.  This smoothie recipe came out of my desire to have something yummy and support my liver health as well.  Both beets and turmeric are incredibly healthy for your liver, chia seeds are great internal sweepers, gelatin helps with bones and joints, cinnamon supports digestion.  I hope you enjoy.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 avocado
1 steamed beet
3-4 tbsp. shredded coconut
1/4 tsp. turmeric paste
1 tsp chia seeds
1 cup full fat coconut milk
1/2 tsp. gelatin
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
1 handful greens (optional)

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Cherry Bomb Smoothie

This is one of the first recipes I posted many years ago. An oldy but a goody!  The only things I would change is stewing the cherries and then getting them cold again.  The reason being as I digest cooked fruits and veggies much more easily than raw.  I have since been turned on to powdered peanut butter too.  Less fat.  Nuf said.

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I called this the Cherry Bomb because of my little brother.  When something is good he always says “It’s the bomb!”

  • 1/2 c.  Dark Red Cherries (I used frozen)
  • 1/2  Avocado
  • 1 Tbs.  Peanut Butter
  • 1 Tbs.  Raw Cacao

Put every thing in the blender and add enough almond milk (or milk of your choice) to blend.  Because of the avocado this has a pudding like consistency.  It’s the bomb!

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Coconut Mango Smoothie

I love young coconuts and anything with mango in it.  This recipe is fun, easy and great for a summer morning breakfast or afternoon treat.

Ingredients:

1 young Thai coconut

1 mango

First off, we are going to learn how to open a young Thai coconut.  (I found this video on YouTube and thought it was the best of the bunch.)

Add contents of coconut to blender.

Then we are going to peel and slice the mango and add that to the blender.  Blend ingredients until smooth.  Enjoy!


Note:  Get your ingredients for this smoothie at any local Asian store.  They tend to sell these more exotic fruits for cheaper than your local coop or grocery store can.

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Pumpkin Pie Spiced Smoothie

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Ingredients:

1 banana (frozen)

1/2 can or box of organic pumpkin

1/2 avocado

4 scoops hemp protein powder

1 tbs pumpkin pie spice

almond milk

1 tsp. maple flavoring

Other Add Ins:

Leafy Greens

Liquid Chlorophyll

Click on the video below for a guided tour of making this smoothie.