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Thyroid Safe Smoothie

 

Thyroid Safe Smoothie Recipe:

Are you struggling with low thyroid as many, many people are now? If so, you may have heard that raw, dark green cruciferous vegetables are not good to eat. I believe this to be true. So, what are you to do if you want to take the Challenge? Fear not, I have the solution! 
Cruciferous veggies contain substances called goitrogens which can slow down the thyroid. Cruciferious veggies include broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, rutabagas, turnips, kohlrabi, kale, and collards. Some say spinach, strawberries, peaches and almonds can have an affect as well, so if you have low thyroid, avoid these along with soy. Does this mean you can't do the Challenge or drink smoothies? My first rule is to always listen to your body. If you decide to drink the altered smoothie I am about to teach you, and you begin to not want it, you may do better on soup instead. I will talk about some good soup and broth recipes you can use later. For now, I have totally changed up my smoothie making so as not to affect my thyroid in a negative way. I actually reacted very badly after ingesting way too many raw cruciferious veggies over a very long period of time. I no longer do these everyday either. Making a veggie juice out of the exact ingredients I am going to show you is another GREAT way to remineralize your body without causing damage to your thyroid. Vegetable and bone broth are amazingly healing as well although bone broth is very building so only use when weightloss and cleansing are not the goal. The key is to listen to your body.

Maria's Thyroid Friendly, Sugar Free Green Smoothie:
1 small zucchini
1 medium cucumber
3 stalks celery
1 small handful parsley
1 small handful cilantro
1/2 lemon, mostly peeled
1 inch piece of ginger
Optional-
1 green apple
1 TBS coconut oil
Fresh aloe
May add berries or other fruit if that works for your body. I do not add fruit to mine. A little stevia should be OK if you need a sweetener.

 

 

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Reader Comments (3)

Im SO happy to see this post! Most raw foodists and health seekers don't seem to realize those of us with low thyroid or a tendency toward low thyroid shouldn't eat crucifers raw. I REALLY appreciate these recipes! I also thought of adding red lettuce to smoothies and maybe dandelion greens? Just a thought. I have heard FERMENTED soy may be acceptable to eat (tempeth and miso) since fermenting nullifies the antinutrients and makes the amino acids more bioavailable.

April 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

THANK YOU!!! I am so tired of seeing all these nutritionists and people touting green smoothies but never dealing with the issue of hypothyroid people not being able to drink them. Every time I've asked one, they've avoided answering me. This is going to be so helpful!

April 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjavi

I agree javi. Its irritating. I usually end up leaving a comment that it is not a good idea to eat crucifers raw if your thyroid if even slightly sluggish. I wish someone had informed me....speaking of being informed I no longer eat soy of ANY kind...I was told soy consumption (even organic & fermented) messes with your hormones and contributes to the formation of uterine fibroid TUMORS. =/ being ignorant is SO dangerous =( oh well, thankfully the body is resilient.

May 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

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