I have always had a notoriously bad stomach. I have long suspected that I have an angry old man named Harry who haunts my intestines. I think he’s a bit of a hermit and likes to throw furniture and cats at people. Sure, there are times he can be pleasant… kind even!
But, with the slightest provocation, his mood flips, he starts to rant about the old times and kids these days and then I’m in a world of trouble.
There is one food I can ALWAYS count on to soothe Harry.
There are periods in my life when I have lived on several green smoothies a day to help stop the pain and get my system back on track.
This is one of those periods.
I had a bit of slip up on my Eat to Live diet.
Okay, a big slip up last weekend.
Harry is NOT happy with me.
He’s been banging on his ceiling with his cane ever since.
One week of agony.
Thankfully a few days of green smoothies and Harry has finally fallen asleep in his La Z Boy recliner.
I am normally a big fan of spinach in smoothies, lots and lots of spinach. But, without spinach one night, I raided the freezer to see what I could use and cane across a bag of green beans.
I threw them in expecting the worst and to my surprise, it was one of the best smoothies I have had in ages and Harry isn’t complaining either.
- 100 grams frozen summer berries
- 100 grams frozen green beans
- 1 small banana
- 2 TBSP ground flax seed (linseed)
- 1 cup of water (or soy milk or juice)
- Mix it all together and blend, adding more water if necessary!!
- Sip slowly and enjoy.