Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Day 2 - September 2013 GSC

This very simple GS has a mellow flavour and a beautiful deep purple colour.

Blueberry Kale GS
Yield: 1 quart

2 cups kale
1 banana, peeled
1 cup small yellow plums, seed removed
1 cup frozen blackberries
2 cups water
  • In a blender, mix together until thick and creamy

  • Many years ago I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism (low thyroid) and have been taking thyroid medication. In recent years my dosage was reduced through my food choices, but now I am in the process of rebuilding my thyroid. Please Note: this is my personal experience - not a recommendation - simply one of the possibilities I am pursuing.
  • My own research has led me to certain foods that may lower thyroid function by inhibiting the production of thyroid hormone.
  • Goitrogens are foods that can interfere with thyroid function. Goitrogens include glutens, soy isoflavones, and isothiocyanates (primarily found in cruciferous vegetables).
  • Does it mean that you can never eat these foods? NO, because cooking, steaming, or fermenting can reduce the goitrogenic compounds, and eating them in moderation isn't going to be a deal breaker
  • Kale (from the cruciferous family) is a goitrogen - now I enjoy kale once a week and it is steamed before being adding to my green smoothie!

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We thank you for your participation and assistance!

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