NOTE: If you are in the first part of a Candida Detox (and I haven't cleared you on adding berries back into your diet yet), then just skip the berries and add the rest.
It's still yummy...and berries are coming back soon enough. Remember: it's a fast, not a diet ;)
I named this the Sweet Tart Superfood Smoothie because it's the perfect balance of sweet (from the vanilla protein powder) + tart (from the Detox tea/Lemonade).
You are getting MORE THAN 15 servings of fruits & veggies if you drink this whole smoothie (or half if you split this recipe with someone).
BOTH the IONIC MINERALS & LOVE & PEAS (sugar free) PROTEIN POWDER can be purchased at wholesale through my ONLINE STORE. The Superfood blend came from Costco.
NOTE: To make this recipe Candida Detox friendly, skip the berries and add a bunch of lemon juice or substitute (some of) the water for my Detox Lemonade instead :) It's yummy and it works!
This smoothie recipe, as is, is for the person who is either not battling Candida overgrowth OR the patient I've cleared to start adding small amounts of sugar from low-glycemic index foods like berries and sweet potatoes. For the patient with severe symptoms or diagnoses (like fibromyalgia, severe constipation, auto-immune disease, etc) it may take longer to get the yeast under control and the liver filtering properly. IT IS BEST TO WAIT until your body can handle the extra sugar, YES, even from berries. Fruit IS very healthy, just not good for us when yeast is growing out of control in our guts :) Sugar is sugar when it comes to yeast. Avoiding it for a time (and that length of time is different for everyone) is a TEMPORARY FAST in order to allow your body to heal.
3 cups Liquid: water or unsweetened almond or coconut or hemp milk
2 scoops LOVE and PEAS - sugar free (available through my online store at wholesale)
1 scoop NATURE'S HARVEST (available through my online store at wholesale)
1 cup frozen mixed berries
1 large handful mixed leafy greens
2 Tbsp unsweetened almond or cashew butter
2 Tbsp raw/virgin coconut oil
Optional: RAW bee pollen, chia seeds, unsweetened coconut flakes, hemp seeds, maca powder, l-glutamine powder, collagen powder, etc
*You can replace (some of) the water with my DETOX LEMONADE for a sweet tart treat, even if you are doing berries!
Add all ingredients to high powered blender, add a few cubes of ice if necessary, and enjoy as a meal replacement or snack!
Add all ingredients in order listed to high speed blender. Add more or less ice and pumpkin pie spice for desired thickness and pumpkin pie flavor.
To cut the pumpkin, simply quarter it, keeping seeds intact. Then turn each quarter of the pumpkin on its side and cut off the skin (see photo). Use the same technique for a larger pumpkin and add ~1 cup of pumpkin (+seeds) to your smoothie.
Ok, so YES we are using almond butter instead of peanut butter (because peanuts tend to be high mold carriers and almonds provide better fat and nutrition than peanuts ). Peanuts are not good for those with Candida overgrowth because can’t eat mold when you’re trying to kill "mold" right?! You could also sub cashew butter, etc so long as it’s unsweetened (no sugar if you are on a Candida Detox).
Enjoy this as a breakfast, snack, pre- or post-workout drink or meal replacement.
1 cup water
1-1.5 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
2 Tbsp carob or cacao powder
1 large handful mixed leafy greens
2 large spoonsful unsweetened almond butter
2 large spoonsful virgin coconut oil
2 scoops COLLATRIM PLUS powder (available through my ONLINE STORE at wholesale)
1 handful unsweetened shredded coconut
2-3 pitted dates (use stevia, xylitol, Swerve or monkfruit if you are on Candida Detox)
1-2 handfuls ice
Optional: 1 scoop NOW FOODS unflavored/unsweetened egg white protein powder (for extra protein)
Optional: RAW Bee pollen
Optional: 1/2 Avocado (adds creamy texture, more filling, added nutrition, healthy fats)
Optional: Banana (only if you are NOT on Candida Detox)
Add all ingredients to high-power blender or food processor and serve chilled. This was my life-saver breakfast in the 1st trimester of my pregnancy when I suddenly could NOT stomach eggs anymore. The Cacao gave me energy. The sweet was a nice, cool change that went down easy and held me over for about 3 hours.
*NOTE: COLLATRIM PLUS can be used to assist weight loss in a healthy way. It does not curb appetite or do any damage to the body like some “weight-loss” products on the market. I personally add it because the collagen is so good for our gut, skin, bones, joints & other connective tissues. My body appreciates thrives on the extra lean protein, too!
Add all ingredients into high powered blender in order shown, blend on high, serve chilled! Makes 2 medium or a little more than 1 large 32 oz smoothie.