“What’s in Your Smoothie?”
My clients often inquire about my daily protocol. They ask what supplements I throw into my smoothie, how much juice I drink, and … Am I a vegetarian? I do the same with people who look and feel healthy. I want to know their secrets, too! So, I am launching into 2017 by sharing my “Most Valuable Players” in what I eat and drink, my favorite supplements, vitamins and protein powders. Not all of them may be right for you. I work with a brilliant medical doctor, Dr. Julia T. Hunter, who guides my choices. Blood tests can provide valuable information, but Dr. Hunter doesn’t limit her information-gathering to blood tests alone. The bottom line is, how I feel. That should be your bottom line, too. Above all, even if you are working with a professional health practitioner, trust your gut! No one knows your body like you do.
Alkalize with Lemon Juice & Water
The first thing I do mornings is to drink some lemon juice in water—about 4-6 ounces. About 20 minutes later, I make my morning breakfast smoothie. I take two big scoops of Metagenics brand “Ultra Clear” and add it to a glass of water. That’s it—no frozen fruit or greens. I have always liked it that way. Simple. And fast. Then it’s vitamin supplements time.
My Morning Vitamin Supplements
- Skin Fitness Plus Vitamin D3, 10,000 mg
- Natrol DHEA, 25 mg
- Ortho Molecular Products Strontium, for bones, 1,000 mg
- CALM powdered Magnesium, 500 mg.
- Biotics Iodizyme-HP, 1 tablet 3-4x a week
- Jarrow Cranberry powder, 1,000 mg
- Designs for Health Circum-Evail, (Tumeric), 3 capsules
- Vitacost Chelated Zinc, 30 mg
Wheatgrass is My High
An hour later, I drink eight ounces of wheatgrass juice. A habit for 35 years, I love the blast of energy it gives. Are you one of those people who can’t stomach solid food in the morning? I am. Protein smoothies and juices are perfect for me. On the other hand, my kids have always loved breakfasts with oatmeal, eggs and sausage, but sometimes they opt for smoothies, too. However, they make theirs with frozen bananas, strawberries, mangos, and protein powder.
Yes, I eat solid food! In the afternoon, I enjoy wild salmon with a salad or broiled chicken. In the afternoon, I like to consume another protein drink. I also like “E3Live,” which is a blue-green algae drink that you can buy frozen and to be ready whenever you want it. It is terrific if fresh juice is scarce. My nephews keep some on hand in their freezer at college, where staying healthy and eating clean is a challenge.
In the next blog, I share my evening routine. And I would love to hear about yours! What supplements work best for you? We all learn by sharing each other’s experience. Wishing you a fabulous 2017!
I am super excited that BOTH my books are available in audio form. Find them on my website for download, and or iTunes and Amazon Audible. After a successful run of the audio version of Dare to Detoxify! my clients convinced me to record my new book, It Takes Guts To Be Happy! They love listening as well as reading. I hope you do, too!