A Smoothie for Women in Optometry.

I am all about functional nutrition which shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.  I turned to super charged smoothies since my Trigeminal Neuralgia diagnoses a decade ago and I truly — and feel — their benefit to my health.

If you want to read about my TN story and struggle you can do so here >

So my smoothies are super easy.  Most people have a basic understanding of the concept of a smoothie and indeed, it’s quite basic at the end of the day.  A smoothie is both nutrition and hydration.

So recently, The Women in Optometry group whom I am a part of asked me to be a speaker in the “Taking Care of You” segment and make a smoothie for the (virtual) attendees.

So here is my video I made for them, and you! Enjoy!

Further reading on smoothies

You can put nearly anything into a smoothie. But most consist of liquid (like water, non-dairy milk or kefir), fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts (or nut butter), supplements like protein powder, maca or matcha, and toppings (such as granola, coconut and cacao nibs), says Ryan Andrews, a registered dietitian and author of A Guide to Plant-Based Eating.

The key to making it healthy is to strike the right balance of vegetables, fruit, protein and fat, says Miranda Hammer, a registered dietitian and natural foods chef based in New York. “The smoothie is a really great way to get in those key foods,” Hammer says. When you make this type of smoothie, “you have the foundation for a healthy breakfast or snack.”


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