It’s kinda ridiculous that I’m doing yet again another video about the smoothies that I make in the morning. But, at the same time, I eat these things nearly every day once again, so for sure they are worthy of another mention. And since I’m yet to shoot a video in this new location (which I’m moving out of tomorrow for a bigger and better spot across town) it was time to bust a message on smoothies.
Smoothies everyone are good.
Smoothies are easy to make.
That is a winning combo to me.
So, Matt (the uc’er who ordered my ebooks recently who messaged me this morning about smoothies which I mention in the ebooks), thanks for your message. With regards to adding peanut butter to them (which I did the first 4 years of chowing smoohties as part of my breakfast plan…I am not doing that right now. Reason being I can’t find a reliable source of raw peanut butter without added crap in it here in Czech, and I don’t feel like making my own.(but this new blender we have I think would have no problem grinding the hell out of peanuts…).
If you’re going to bust some peanuts in your smoothie, that’s cool with me. I’d suggest to go slow at first with that, see how your gut reacts. And if things work well, awesome, slowly increase the amount if you like to suit your taste. One thing to remember is that whether you have UC or not, there is a good chunk of the overall population who has allergies to nuts and nut butter. And, that very well may be the same for you, so either an allergy test or a simple guess and check with super small amounts may help you figure that one out without really setting your system off. But either way, if you want to steer clear of nuts altogether…no worries my friends. The smoothies will be great without them.
On a science research/blueberry note… this might be interesting for you too:
(another link from good old trusty PubMed, thx guys at the NIH)
And lastly…the recipe I use is simple.
No Ice, no water either. But feel free to add either of those if you like.
I put in a handful of frozen strawberries, same with frozen blueberries, a ripe banana, and two fresh squeezed oranges. For the OJ Part, I bought this strainer you can see in the video, and I cut the two oranges so there is 4 halves, and squeeze the heck out of them into the strainer…pretty simple.
Then, after its blended up, i add about a tablespoon of honey to get some more sweetness and some more calories to get me through to the next meal.
Keep your heads up UC’ers.
There are some of you who are new to the site and not feeling good right now, but stay strong.
There’s also another group of us who are feeling great and moving forward with life even after super severe UC symptoms (like I had for well over a year).
Good times are a possible, and like I always say:
Colitis Flares Don’t last forever
Enjoy your smoothies, I’ll be thinking about you,
If you have any questions about smoothies, smoothying, or blenders, I’ll try to help you out. If you have any experience with a smoothie that you think others should know about…come on down, let it be known in the comments below! And if you are in my neck of the woods in the near future, Praha 3, hit me up, I’d be happy to bust out a smoothie for you!