Dr Gundry Green Smoothie

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dr gundry green smoothieIn the book The Plant Paradox, I started with the Phase 1 recipe of the “Green Smoothie” which is an important part of this three day cleanse.  This is the first phase of going lectin free and giving your gut bacteria time to heal and increase in good bacteria.

I first made it to try it and both my husband and I love it.  So as the recipe on page 315 suggests 1 cup chopped romaine lettuce, 1/2 cup baby spinach, 1 mint spring (but we use a few), 1/2 avocado, 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (but we just use a hole lemon squeezed), 1/4 cup ice cubes (we just grab a handful) and 1 cup filtered water.  We love it just like that without adding the stevia.  I love the taste of lemon and mint though, so we add a bit more mint if we think it needs more flavour.  I also have mint growing in a pot on the balcony so it’s easy to grab more if I need it.

This is a great start to the day to have this drink.  I’m still doing intermittent fasting as much as I can, or hold off eating as long as I can in the morning.  So I usually have this drink around 11am and I find it fills me up for a good few hours.  My husband eats more than me though, so he’ll have this, but then wants something more like in about an hour afterwards.

I also find the less I eat in the morning, the more energy I have.  So I find I still have great energy after I have this Dr Gundry green smoothie.  You can also find the recipe in his book “The Plant Paradox” as part of his Phase 1.