Ok, so today was really… blah to say the least.
I have been dealing with some really crazy health issues recently; long story short my thyroid is out of whack and I have been in and out of doctor’s offices and getting pricked by way too many needles trying to figure out what is going on! So far they think I have hyperthyroid, but I am on a waiting list to see an endocrinologist. I am so exhausted from telling different doctor’s what is going on that I cannot even begin to tell you how I feel right now, so I will get to that in a different post when I have more energy! For now, I will just say that I have been feeling abnormally crappy and moody and have realized that the only thing that can actually make me feel better is by eating healthy. I’ve been trying all different variations of green smoothies to boost my energy and provide a quick dose of nutrients to my body and it has been making such a difference! When I eat clean ‘n’ green I feel sooo much better. I still don’t feel 100% fabu at the moment, but better! It’s amazing how the food we eat can have such a big impact on how we feel!
Since I have noticed how great I feel with the addition of green smoothies in my diet, I will be experimenting with some more super interesting (but tasty) green smoothies! This one is a little more “green” than my Thin Pint Protein Smoothie, but still delicious if you are looking to try something new! The ingredient list may look a little whacky, but quinoa was probably the best little addition. The quinoa gave my smoothie a super thick texture and a boost of complete protein! Win win.
Pistachio Ice Cream Smoothie
1 cup almond milk
1 cup kale -packed
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
2 Tbsp unshelled pistachios
1 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
1 + 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 packet stevia if desired
Cook and refrigerate quinoa beforehand. Start by combining the kale and milk in a high powered blender and blend until it is completely smooth (to avoid grainy texture). Next add the pistachios and coconut and blend thoroughly. Add in the quinoa and blend completely to ensure a smooth texture. Next add the rest of the ingredients and blend away. Serve chilled.
The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown
Produce: kale & banana
Whole Grain: quinoa
Plant Based Fat: pistachios & coconut
MilaJuly 12, 2012 at 4:05 pm (11 years ago)
This totally excites me. I’m really excited to try this. It 1) sounds amazing and 2) looks really great. I have everything in my pantry to make this too! Score! Thanks for sharing.
CatherineJuly 12, 2012 at 5:00 pm (11 years ago)
Triple scoreeeee! Love when I have everything on a recipe ingredient list haha such a good feeling!
AlysonJuly 12, 2012 at 4:09 pm (11 years ago)
Hello! How come you use Almond Milk rather than cows milk?I see you use yogurt so I’m assuming it’s not because you are vegan. Can one subsitute reg milk when your recipie calls for almond milk?
CatherineJuly 12, 2012 at 5:00 pm (11 years ago)
Hi Alyson! I just really love the flavor and consistency of almond milk haha of course I like nonfat/skim cows milk too! You can use any type of milk in any of my recipes 🙂 xo
CatieJuly 12, 2012 at 4:12 pm (11 years ago)
Hi! I totally understand about the thyroid thing. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism about 7 years ago and have had 2 surgeries to take my thyroid out. I have felt so horrible for the past 7 years and no one seems to understand unless you are dealing with it! I tried my first bar class today- Pure Barre here in Birmingham, AL. Totally kicked my butt! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!
CatherineJuly 12, 2012 at 4:58 pm (11 years ago)
Hi Catie! Thank you so much for sharing your thyroid story with me! It is so hard to describe how I feel! It’s just uncomfortable and not me haha I’m sure you understand! I cannot believe you had 2 thyroid surgeries. Both my grandma and sister have Graves disease (hyperthyroid) and the process to diagnose it was such a long process and they both ended up having their thyroids removed. I’m so glad you took a barre class! They definitely kick your hiney, but the results are amazing! xo
LidiaJuly 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm (11 years ago)
Hi Catherine, I’m really sorry to hear about your thyroid issue. My mom and twin sister both have thyroid problems and I know what a challenge it can be. I’m glad the green smoothies are helping! I hope you’re able to see the endo soon and get everything figured out.
I’m a new reader, found your blog on pinterest while trying to gather some inspiration on healthy living. I’m tired of being tired all the time (you’d think I was in my forties instead of my late twenties based on my energy level)! Thank you so much for all the great inspiration and ideas on your blog! I was wondering, is there anyway you could do a post about some healthy but tasty foods to eat when necessity dictates eating out? I’m thinking maybe you can share some of your faves from places like Panera or Corner Bakery…that sort of stuff. Sorry to have made this so long, I couldn’t find your email!
CatherineJuly 12, 2012 at 4:52 pm (11 years ago)
That is a FABULOUS idea Lidia! I really enjoy going out to eat but it can be really tricky at times when you’re trying to stay on track! Today I went to a cafe and ordered an awesome salad that fit perfectly into the Rabbit Food Pyramid! I will definitely be posting some easy to order options from chain and popular restaurants that readers go to 🙂 Love that you’re local too! I’ll start thinking of some restaurants! Health & happiness xo
LidiaJuly 13, 2012 at 8:14 am (11 years ago)
I’m so looking forward to that post in the near future! Sometimes I get so frustrated if I order a salad and it ends up being bland. I know there are salads (or healthy options)out there that are actually tasty but I just never know which ones to pick. Hope you have a great weekend despite the bipolar weather we’re having right now…I don’t even know what to wear!
CatherineJuly 13, 2012 at 8:30 am (11 years ago)
I’m excited too! Great post topic 🙂 xo
LidiaJuly 12, 2012 at 4:16 pm (11 years ago)
Oh forgot to mention, I’m local (I work in Long Beach and spend a lot of time in the San Fernando valley) so if you have any restaurant recommendations that would be much appreciated as well!
Jennifer R.July 12, 2012 at 5:00 pm (11 years ago)
I am definetly going to try this ASAP! As soon as I saw “pistachio ice cream” I was hooked… that’s my favorite ice cream flavor! Now I can satisfy my craving and not go through the vicious cycle of guilt 🙂 And sorry to hear about your health issues, I hope that soon it’ll all be resolved! And by the way- I love your blog and have learned so much! I love your recipes because it makes eating healthy easy, simple and fast!
CatherineJuly 12, 2012 at 5:04 pm (11 years ago)
Hi Jennifer! I hope that you enjoy the smoothie! It’s definitely different, but I really liked the flavor, so I am interested to see what everyone else thinks haha Thank you so much for the positive thoughts and comments! I am so happy you are loving my recipes! I’m glad my recipes are making healthy eating easy, simple, and fast for you because that is my main goal! xo
BrandiJuly 12, 2012 at 5:08 pm (11 years ago)
Hope you feel better! I know the feeling, I had a similar issue a couple years go, thought it was my thyroid, but my adrenals were actually shot from stress.
CatherineJuly 12, 2012 at 5:37 pm (11 years ago)
Hi Brandi! Thank you so much for the kind words! Ayyy that does not sound fun 🙁 I’m so sorry to hear about that. Stress can cause SO many different things, it’s just crazy! Thank you for your support! xo
LarissaJuly 12, 2012 at 5:52 pm (11 years ago)
oh goodness! I hope you feel better. This smoothie looks delicious! Good luck with the endocrinologist. Rest up!
CatherineJuly 12, 2012 at 6:01 pm (11 years ago)
Thanks Larissa! I really appreciate your support! xo
Salena OjedaJuly 12, 2012 at 6:07 pm (11 years ago)
Hi! I’m excited to try this as well as the skinny cleanse smoothie. Do you have any recommendations for blenders/smoothie machine/mixers? Brands, models? I would really appreciate it. I’m looking to buy one but there are so many, something small and inexpensive would be awesome! Thanks!
CatherineJuly 12, 2012 at 6:32 pm (11 years ago)
Hi Salena! I finally got a Vitamix and it is AMAZING! Before that I used to use a Magic Bullet (still use it for some recipes!). A Vitamix is a big investment but sometimes Costco and Amazon.com have deals on them! They are really amazing and so powerful! You can make any smoothie you desire, nut butters, soups, and even batters in it! Their biggest competitor is Blendtech, which is also a great brand but around the same price! 🙂
LillyJuly 12, 2012 at 6:12 pm (11 years ago)
Just wanted to let you know that I tried my first Barre class today and I’m HOOKED! i LOVED IT. I think my hair hurts though… ha! Thanks for the suggestion!
YOu have been a great inspiration! I’m following the weight watchers plan but using a lot more vegeterian meals for my daily menus. Lost 17 pounds so far! Keep those delicious recipes coming!
Hope you start feeling better!
CatherineJuly 12, 2012 at 6:34 pm (11 years ago)
That’s AMAZING Lilly! Keep doing what you’re doing, I am so proud of you! Barre classes are so addicting, just wait until you start seeing muscle definition haha You will be so happy with your results 🙂 Thank you so much for reading my blog! Health & Happiness xo
CarolineJuly 12, 2012 at 6:28 pm (11 years ago)
I can relate so much! I was diagnosed with hypothyroid back in February after gaining 20 lbs, feeling moody and depressed and anxious, having brain fog, being tired all the time, and having trouble focusing. My tsh was 19 (yikes!) and my doc started me on 100 mcg of levothyroxine.. My tsh is now 0.44 (yay!). Within a week of starting the levo, my energy and mood levels improved drastically! working on losing the weight now 🙂 it’s just kind of a bummer I have to take a pill every day for the rest of my life.
Ps if you have thyroid issues and take medication for it, it is recommended that you avoid certain foods like kale and soy, they can block absorption of the medication.
Keep us posted on what you find out!
CatherineJuly 12, 2012 at 6:47 pm (11 years ago)
Hi Caroline! Wow it is amazing how common thyroid problems are! I am so glad that I have some readers to relate to! I totally understand how frustrating the weight department is while dealing with thyroid problems. It makes it a tad bit harder… I’m so happy that your tsh is all leveled out now, thats great! My sister and grandma both have hyperthyroid and had their thyroid ablated with radiation pills and now both take synthroid!
Omg no kale and soy!?!?! Thisssss could be challenging, oh boy! If I end up needing thyroid medication that does not allow kale or soy, I’m going to have to rename my blog to Rabbit Food For My Thyroid hahaha
Thank you so much for sharing your story, it’s so relieving to hear from everyone with thyroid stories 🙂
Health & Happiness xo
Sierra T.July 12, 2012 at 7:34 pm (11 years ago)
I have hypothyroidism too! Thankfully regulated by Levothroid as well. You can still eat green vegetables, they just have to be cooked in advance. This destroys the goitrogens that contribute to thyroid problems.
It is kind of a bummer having this. But as long as we are healthy and careful, there’s no reason it should negatively affect us too much. 🙂 Good luck to you!
Sierra T.July 12, 2012 at 7:29 pm (11 years ago)
I really want to try some of these yummy smoothies but there’s just one thing stopping me..
I can’t stand bananas! I really want to like them, I’ve tried everything to like them, but nope not happening.
Is there anything I can substitute to still have that creamy thick texture without using bananas?
Thanks! I am a huuuge fan and have been telling all my friends about your blog.
CatherineJuly 12, 2012 at 8:27 pm (11 years ago)
Hi Sierra! Thank you for sharing your Thyroid story with me, I’m glad everything is all regulated now 🙂
I actually have a few readers who don’t like banana and swapped the banana in another smoothie for frozen pineapple! The banana adds sweetness to the bitter kale and also thickens it up. I’m not sure if pineapple would alter the flavor of this smoothie, but it’s worth a shot! Let me know if you give it a try! xo
Sarah GJuly 12, 2012 at 8:59 pm (11 years ago)
I suffer from Geaves Disease (autoimmune hyperthyroidism) and I just wanted to say that you should avoid any kind of seaweed until you find out for sure. I.e. no sushi, nori, etc. all seaweed has very high levels of iodine, and if you were to eat some just before you had tests, your results could be thrown out of wack. Also, if you are hyperthyroid, seaweed could make you very sick, give you heart palpitations etc. Anyway, I don’t normally give unsolicited anonymous medical advice, but I thought this might be good to know. All the best! Sarah
CatherineJuly 13, 2012 at 11:45 am (11 years ago)
Hi Sarah! Thank you so much for sharing your Thyroid story! Such a small world, but my sister and grandma both have Graves Disease and had their thyroids removed! My T4 was really hight, and my doctor thinks I could have the same disease as well since it is so common in my family. Thank you so much for the seaweed/iodine comment! You are actually the 2nd person to tell me this and I am so thankful for your knowledge and support! I cannot believe how strangely common Graves Disease is! Thank you for the heads up and kind words, I’ll keep everyone posted! Health & Happiness xo
Sarah GJuly 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm (11 years ago)
P.s. just wanted to clarify that my comments relate to hyPERthyroidism, not hypo. Hypo is much more common than hyper, but there’s still a lot of us. 🙂
KatieJuly 12, 2012 at 10:29 pm (11 years ago)
I’m so sorry to hear about your medical issues! Last year I developed a major blog clot and eventually learned I have a genetic mutation that makes me prone to clotting (I’m very active and in my early 20’s, so a blood clot is really out of the norm!). All this to say- having been recently been in a phase where I was in and out of various doctors offices being tested and poked for weeks on end, it can be super draining and frustrating. Hang in there! I’m sending supportive, happy thoughts your way! xo
P.S. Ditto about not loving bananas (at all). I would LOVE it if you try to create a delicious banana free green smoothie!
CatherineJuly 13, 2012 at 11:41 am (11 years ago)
Hi Katie! Thank you so much for sharing your medical story with me! I’m so happy that some other readers can relate to the whole diagnosis process, you guys have been so supportive 🙂 Thanks so much for the kind works, and I will keep you guys posted! xo
P.S. I definitely need to make a banana free green smoothie for my non nana bunnies! haha
ColleenJuly 13, 2012 at 4:19 am (11 years ago)
Ugh, I’m so sorry to hear about your health issues!! And thyroid issues are never fun. (Especially because it seems like you have it in your family!) My only two cents is that I know (from my vegan friends) that vegans are susceptible to iodine deficiency and thyroid issues, because iodine monitors the thyroid. This is a problem in the veggie community because its hard to test for, too. You’re not a vegan, but your clean eating is damn close!
And btw, I am LOVING green smoothies too! I like that you added coconut into this recipe! I will have to try that this morning! I’ve been doing almond milk, almond butter, spinach, pineapple, and banana. Feel better!
CatherineJuly 13, 2012 at 11:34 am (11 years ago)
Hi Colleen! Thank you so much for the iodine article! I have been hearing so many things that make thyroid problems harder to diagnose and regulate so this is very helpful! Love your green smoothie idea I definitely need to give it a try! xo
AmyJuly 13, 2012 at 5:32 am (11 years ago)
Hi, I had my whole Thyroid removed over 5 years ago, you will fall in love with your Endo because they will get you feeling better. Hyper-T means yours is over active, that’s you, yes? both hyper & hypo have alot of same symptoms except where weight is concerned.
On the Kale, Spinach or other Calcium foods you have to wait 4 hours from taking your meds… not sure about the soy part, that’s not on my warning label and I eat soy stuff quite regularly…
I found you from your Chiobani recipes of pinterest (I think) or yahoo news, IDK.. but I love you blog…In January every year our church does a 21 day Daniel Fast (basically Sugar/Yeast-Free Vegan & alot of prayer) so I’m saving up recipes for then & others in between 🙂
CatherineJuly 13, 2012 at 11:33 am (11 years ago)
Hi Amy! Yes my thyroid is completely off the charts overactive! I’m so glad you got everything all figured out with yours, I cannot what to get to an endo and feel better. It’s quite a process to get everything figured out when it comes to the thyroid! I’m so happy you found my blog and can use my recipes for inspiration! xo
SarahJuly 13, 2012 at 10:21 am (11 years ago)
LOVE this smoothie. I totally get what you mean about food helping you feel better. I recently got off a plane ride with a headache and feeling queasy. I scoured the airport for a healthy option and wound up eating a big bowl of steamed veggies. OH MY GOODNESS. I literally felt better, cleaner, more rejuvenated with every bite. Keep taking care of yourself, and I hope the doctors can figure things out soon!
CatherineJuly 13, 2012 at 11:25 am (11 years ago)
It’s so true Sarah! Glad you found the healing powers of green goodness haha Thank you so much for your support! I’ll keep you guys posted on the Thyroid stuff 🙂 xo
EmilyJuly 13, 2012 at 10:27 am (11 years ago)
What blender do you recommend?
CatherineJuly 13, 2012 at 11:38 am (11 years ago)
Hi Emily! I just answered this question a few comments back in response to Selena’s blender question! I hope that helps! Health & Happiness xo
TrishJuly 13, 2012 at 12:42 pm (11 years ago)
yum yum yum! I’ve got a mountain of local northwest collared greens from my produce bin right now. Do you think that would work instead of kale?
CatherineJuly 13, 2012 at 1:29 pm (11 years ago)
Hi Trish! I think that you could use 1 cup soy any greens! Kale tends to be bitter and hard to mask in smoothies (which is why I said that this one is “greener”) so I think it would be fun to try some different greens with this recipe 🙂 Let me know how it turns out! xo
amyJuly 13, 2012 at 12:52 pm (11 years ago)
this smoothie looks delicious! i can’t wait to try this. I love all your smoothie recipes. I have been doing the mint chocolate protein one. it’s so good. i typically do a greem smoothie that includes an apple and a banana but noticed that it contains a lot of sugar. So I started doing the mint one and it has helped cut down my sugar intake. Thanks for the great recipes!
CatherineJuly 13, 2012 at 1:27 pm (11 years ago)
Thats great Amy! So glad you are loving the Thin Mint Protein Smoothie! xo
kristleJuly 13, 2012 at 1:16 pm (11 years ago)
i’m sorry you’re feeling cruddy! this smoothie sounds amazing. i just got my new blender in the mail today and have been wanting to break open a bag of pistachios. do you think i could sub fresh spinach for the kale?
CatherineJuly 13, 2012 at 1:27 pm (11 years ago)
Hi Kristie! I bet you are so excited for your new blender! I think that spinach would be a great swap! Kale tends to taste really bitter which makes it hard to mask in smoothies vs spinach which is virtually tasteless when blended!
RachelleJuly 13, 2012 at 5:08 pm (11 years ago)
Hey Catherine! I am soo happy I found your blog! I have recently switched to vegetarian and your blog has been very inspirational.
I was wondering if you have every been to an iridologist? My cousin and I both have thyroid issues so we went to see one. She was able to tell us EXACTLY what was wrong! It’s crazy how it works but so interesting.
Hope this might help you!
CatherineJuly 13, 2012 at 5:24 pm (11 years ago)
Hi Rachelle! Thank you so much for the idea, I will have to look into it! Health & Happiness xo
PaigeJuly 13, 2012 at 6:50 pm (11 years ago)
I definitely understand the thyroid issue. I was diagnosed with a hypo thyroid about seven years ago. it took a long time for me to get my diet right and I felt so amazing once I did, with the addition of synthetic hormones. In the last few years, I have gotten off the healthy kick and seen a serious decline in my energy and health. About a year ago they did some more tests and now I have nodules in my thyroid that need to be monitored every six months by ultrasound. I go the serious run around with doctors for about four months and my PCP put me on a diet very similar to yours. I love reading your blog because I find it so hard to resist giving in to the easiness of prepared food…thank you so much for sharing you lifestyle!
CatherineJuly 13, 2012 at 6:59 pm (11 years ago)
Oh my gosh thank you so much for sharing your story with me Paige! I really cannot believe how common thyroid problems are! I’m sorry to hear about your latest health hiccup with thyroid nodules 🙁 Keep me posted on how everything is going! I’m so glad that you have found my blog and that my recipes fit closely into the diet that your doctor put you on! Thank you so much for the kind words 🙂 Health & Happiness xo
SydneyJuly 13, 2012 at 9:51 pm (11 years ago)
I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism when I was 24. I take meds to control it and recently l lost 30 lbs — so don’t get discouraged when people tell you it ruins weight loss. However, I always notice that when I eat funky soy products, tofu, tempeh, seitan, etc. that it makes me really sluggish and foggy headed.
CatherineJuly 13, 2012 at 11:56 pm (11 years ago)
Hi Sydney! thank you so much for the encouraging words! I have been hearing a lot about soy products interfering with thyroid medications and so forth, so I really appreciate your thyroid knowledge 🙂 I’m so glad your levels are all under control now! Thank you so much for your support! xo
BrandiJuly 14, 2012 at 6:58 am (11 years ago)
I didn’t read all 5 thousand comments on this post 🙂 ( you really have a lot of people who care about you!) so in case this wasn’t said:
If your doctor suspects HYPERthyroid and not HYPOthyroid, your endocrinologist should NOT have you on a waiting list. Most hyperthyroid cases are because of an autoimmune disorder called Grave’s Disease and when left untreated can cause thyroid storm which is potentially life threatening. Thyroid issues run in my and my husband’s families (our poor daughter!) and my mom, mother-in-law and cousin all have Grave’s. My cousin’s went undiagnosed and she wound up hospitalized with thyroid storm and it took her a very long time to recover. You are a healthy bunny, but autoimmune disorders don’t care. Push your endo
CatherineJuly 14, 2012 at 9:57 am (11 years ago)
Hi Brandi! Thank you SOOOO much for the hyperthyroid info! Everyone has been so amazing and has given me great advice and tips and I am so thankful for you guys! I have a list of endos and so far only 1 could see me (at the end of August!) and I have one left that I need to call again on Monday because their office was closed by the time I called and of course now it’s the weekend! I really really appreciate your advice and I am so happy that you found my blog! You are totally right, autoimmune disorders don’t care if I eat healthy or not! Health & Happiness xo
BrandiJuly 14, 2012 at 7:00 am (11 years ago)
(oops, submitted too soon)
Push your endo for a sooner appointment, or find another one!
Good luck and good health. Occasionally hyperthyroid is an isolated event and goes away on it’s own. I hope this is the case for you!
KatyJuly 15, 2012 at 10:06 am (11 years ago)
I know exactly what you are going through! I had the same symptoms of depression and even physical symptoms like cold hands and feet, before I finally took a blood test and found out that I have hypothyroid! It’s been a few years since then, but I had what felt like endless blood tests and waiting and waiting and waiting… Now I’m on the med and eating healthy is that much more important to me. I’ve quit meat, soda, foods with high frustose corn syrup… Which is why your blog is AWESOME! You’re so inspirational and have such great advice, thank you Catherine!!!
CatherineJuly 16, 2012 at 10:39 am (11 years ago)
Thank you so much for sharing you thyroid story Katy! So happy you are feeling better xo
JamesJuly 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm (11 years ago)
Sorry to hear about your thyroid problems! I had mine removed and have learned to really listen to my body. I take naps when I need them (which is often) and eat clean to see a big difference. Good luck!
CatherineJuly 16, 2012 at 3:26 pm (11 years ago)
Hi James! I’m so glad that you have found clean eating as a solution to feel better as well! I need to start taking naps haha Health & Happiness
Heather @ For the Love of KaleJuly 16, 2012 at 5:12 pm (11 years ago)
I’m so sorry to hear that you’re going through that annoying thyroid issue, babe. I KNOW how you feel…as I’m having menstrual issues myself that you already know about. It’s really hard…but we can (and will!) get through this. Stay strong. I’m here for you! <3
CatherineJuly 16, 2012 at 5:25 pm (11 years ago)
Thank you Heather! Thank you so much for the positive words, you’re so sweet! We will get through our healthy issues 🙂 xo
DanieJuly 17, 2012 at 1:10 am (11 years ago)
This smoothie looks and sounds amazing! Do you think it would work if I subbed spinach for kale? I recently moved to Songapore and have had no luck finding kale anywhere here, which really sucks as I used to eat it almost daily back in NYC. . . Anyway, spinach is easy to get here so was wondering if that would work just as well.
DanieJuly 17, 2012 at 1:11 am (11 years ago)
Sorry for the typos. Just noticed them :/
CatherineJuly 17, 2012 at 1:25 am (11 years ago)
Hi Danie! I think that Spinach would be an excellent swap! It would probably tone down the “green” flavor a bit too since spinach is virtually tasteless in smoothies 🙂
DanieJuly 17, 2012 at 1:30 am (11 years ago)
Awesome! Super excited to try this! And thanks for the quick response! Ps is there an easier way to find all your recipes? I’ve been searching around on your website, but just wondering if there is a better way to access them. Thanks again! Its really hard to be a healthy vegetarian here! I’m loving your site and all the great ways to sneak in the nutrients!
CatherineJuly 17, 2012 at 9:39 am (11 years ago)
You’re very welcome 🙂 The easiest way to find my recipes would probably be by clicking “Recipes” in the category section on the right column. You could also click by meal category “breakfast” “lunch” “dinner” or “snacks!” I will hopefully have a recipe page soon! xo
CarrieJuly 19, 2012 at 9:00 pm (11 years ago)
Last night I made a kale shake experiment and I had to chew my way through it. It was horrid. I didn’t give up though! I bought a different kind of kale and followed your recommendations to blend it first and it was SO much better! I loved it! My 2 year old loved it too. I gave her some in a shot glass. It was funny seeing her with a green mustache. I’m glad I gave kale a second chance :).
CatherineJuly 20, 2012 at 4:09 pm (11 years ago)
Hi Carrie! I love that you didn’t give up on the smoothie! The first time I blended spinach in a smoothie with my old Magic Bullet I had to chew my way through it too haha I was determined to figure out a way to make it smoother 🙂 So happy it worked out! xo
AshleyJuly 20, 2012 at 9:16 am (11 years ago)
I’ve been through the overactive thyroid deal. After endocrinologists and meds that were awful for your heart and many episodes of prolonged hair loss, panic attacks, sweaty palms, and mood swings. I found a cure. 2 Tbsps of raw dulse flakes a day and 1 Tbsp. of organic Meca powder). I mix these with water and warning don’t miss a dose. A year to the day I haven’t had symptoms and I haven’t and I through my meds in the trash.
And I was told by my endocrinologist not to try the seaweed. How wrong they were!!
Best of Luck!
CatherineJuly 20, 2012 at 4:03 pm (11 years ago)
That’s amazing Ashley! I am so happy that you found something that helps your thyroid problem 🙂 Health & Happiness xo
ChristinaJuly 23, 2012 at 9:37 am (11 years ago)
I am a thyroid cancer survivor and before having my thyroid out I struggled with hypo/hyper thyroid issues. The best thing you can do it stay active and positive! AND definitely take a nap once in a while 🙂
CatherineJuly 23, 2012 at 10:52 am (11 years ago)
Thanks Christina! xo
CassandraJuly 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm (11 years ago)
I’ve tried almost all of your smoothies now and I’m obsessed! This one is for sure my favorite, I look forward to drinking it! I work at Caribou Coffee, so I have the advantage with the nice blenders, and I always bring my ingredients with me to work everyday and people give me weird looks… Long story short, I make them try it, now they ALL are hooked! Awesome way to get kale into the diet! BRAVO!! 🙂 I am now a dedicated fan!
CatherineJuly 27, 2012 at 1:55 pm (11 years ago)
Awww thank you so much Cassandra! I am so happy you are loving all of my smoothie recipes! Omg I love Caribou Coffee, I have their K-Cups for my Keurig! It’s definitely a plus that you have awesome blenders at your work! xo