This smoothie is the ideal way to start your day or to take as a mid-morning snack that will help to get your thyroid working as it should.
If you have any form of an endocrine imbalance, this recipe is fantastic for helping with your adrenals, pancreas, brain function and bone density. The focus of this recipe is to get your thyroid to receive the correct signals from your body by restoring its ability to process these signals and regulate your production of T3 and T4 hormones.
Typical symptoms of a low thyroid (hypothyroidism) include:
- High cholesterol
- Puffy face
- Weight gain
- Sensitivity to cold
- Slowed heart rate
- Memory decline
- Stiff, swollen, or achy joints
- Irregular or heavy periods
- Muscle weakness, aches, stiffness, or tenderness
Anybody who is suffering from either hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism can benefit from this (good) fat-rich, high-alkaline and even anti-inflammatory smoothie.
- 1 – avocado
- 1 – dessert spoon of coconut oil
- 200ml coconut milk
- 1/2 inch of fresh turmeric (or 1/4tsp dried)
- 1/2 bunch parsley
- 1 – knob of ginger (or 1 t-spoon ginger powder)
- 1/2 lemon (for the juice)
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1 handful of spinach
- 100ml filtered water (alkaline if possible)
- 1/2 cup of almonds
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 scoop 7.2 Greens powder
With a high speed blender, like a NutriBullet or a NutriMix it’s ok to just add the almonds when you blend, but if your blender isn’t as powerful as a NutriBullet or a NutriMix it may be best if you soak the almonds over night or for around 10-12 hours before you blend things up. Of course, if you are allergic to nuts you should forget the almonds all together… as if I need to even say that.
Now for the not-so-tricky part.
Add the softer ingredients first. This way you will push them closer to the rotating blades and this helps them to be blended rather than just pushed around the mixing jar.
I will normally add the parsley and spinach first, followed by the cucumber and chia seeds. I’m not a fan of chia seeds and I’ve found that they blend really well this way.
I finish the layering of my ingredients with the rest of the liquids and then the avocado. I love avocado so it’s normal for me to get 2 of them from the ‘fridge as I inevitably eat one while I make the smoothie up.
To ensure all is blended, I blitz it for around 30 seconds or so in my NutriMix or until I can’t see any of the parsley leaves.
For the last step I add my scoop of 7.2 Greens powder and blitz it for a few more seconds.. job done.
There are lots of options in consuming your smoothie
I also use my Zenify ice cube tray to freeze lots of my smoothie mix for those mornings when I’m running late.
I will crack out a few cubes in to my drink bottle and by the time I’m ready they have melted down to the normal smoothie mix.
On hot days in summer I even suck on the cubes to help keep me cool and use some to add that extra cold chill to my regular smoothie.
So enjoy your thyroid boosting smoothie and let us know in the comments below if you noticed any change in your health or even if you changed the recipe.