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Where Do I Start on My Journey to Get Constipation Relief and to Stop Constipation – Part 2
EAT A LARGE – HUGE GREEN SALAD FOR DINNER – “Green Means Energy”
Making a Huge Green Salad as the main meal started with my journey to get well. Around 2002, I started going to an Integrative Naturopath Doctor because of severe weakness, rashes, wierd yellow transulent spots on my legs and even my legs turning a little yellow.
My blood pressure was tanking in the the 70’s/40’s. My blood counts were plummeting quickly. The doctors first suspected Lupus but then determined I was depressed. Depressed? I was sick. I NEEDED help so I went to the Naturopath. My journey was long, slow and very frustrating.
As I mentioned in other posts, I for the most part ate and fed my family decently healthy. This is how I came to the realization that I wasn’t eating nor giving my family enough DEEP GREEN Veggies. Here, I am not addressing constipation but Health and Energy and Well Being.
You usually hear recommendations for 4 to 5 Servings of Fruits and Vegetables per Day but the more Health Conscience Peoples advice is 9 to 10 Servings of Fruits and Vegetables every day. I will admit, this is difficult to do but I feel if you strive for this, you will at least eat more than you may be eating now.
Take a Full size Dinner Plate, Fill it halfway with Spinach Leafs and or Spring Green Mix.
Add Chopped: Broccoli Cauliflower
Onions & Green Peppers
Broccoli Slaw (find in with the Packaged Vegetables)
Jalapeño or Yellow Peppers
Rotisserie Chicken Chunks, Tuna, Salmon or ? (Please limit the amount of Tuna you eat per week)
Top with Your Favorite Dressing (Sometimes I will add Rice Vinegar to my dressing to extend it and have lower calories)
Watch for my Super Healthy really Great Tasting Homemade Flaxseed Oil Dressing.
BEST TROPICAL SMOOTHIE RECIPE WITH TIME SAVING HINTS AND TO GET CONSTIPATION RELIEF
TROPICAL SMOOTHIE WITH EXTRA FIBER
1 1/2 Cup Frozen Mixed Fruit (Costco and Sam’s Club Carry Large bags with Mango, Papaya, Pineapple etc…)
1/3 Bananna (Freeze or put the leftovers in refrigerator for tomorrow)
1/2 tsp Concentrated or Fresh Lemon Juice to taste
1 tsp to 2 TBS Ground Flaxseed (start out slowly and gradually work you way up)
1/2 tsp Psyllium Powder (Metamucil or Benefiber)
1/2 Scoop to 1 Scoop of Protein Powder
1/2 Cup Milk
1/4 Cup Orange Juice
1/4 to 1/2 Cup Crushed Ice
Honey to taste if needed (I love it without added sugar)
(softened frozen fruit slightly if using Magic Bullet to extend Bullets life)
Take the time to read these TIME SAVING Helpful Hints for making your smoothies. If this does become part of your daily routine then these hints will save you a bunch of time.
1. Organize your refrigerated ingredients in a narrow plastic box: Put Ground Flaxseed and Psyllium Powder in small plastic zip bags, Lemon Juice, Protein Powder and even your leftover bananna.
2. Keep Blender Handy on Counter Top
3. Wash your Blender and Blades Immediately or the fiber and seeds are really hard to wash off later. In the Magic Bullet I love the convenience of drinking it right out of the blending jar.
I don’t measure, I just did that for you. It is so much faster to just dump the ingredients into your blender once you get to know how to visualize the amounts. On other posts I gave you recipes where you don’t have to measure, just use the Magic Bullet to judge the amount of ingredients. I don’t even measure when using the Vitamix but sometimes I tend to make too much in the Vitamix .
There is so much that I have learned through these years that I want to share with you so you don’t have to spend all the time and money that I did trying to figure out how to get healthier and get constipation relief too.
Just add one of these practices each week and slowly integrate them into your family. They will probably balk at first like my husband did and now he even makes his own salad if I don’t. He now is concerned for his own health. I even got our grand daughter liking the fresh salads and she loves my homemade healthy dressing topped off with sweet honey.
Where Do I Start on My Journey to Get Constipation Relief – Part 2