Smoothie times

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As we journey more into this candida cleanse, we do find ourselves looking at food and seeing how it makes us feel, both physically and emotionally. We are trying hard not to be obsessive with it, just honor what our body is doing and adjust.

avocado green smoothie

This past week we experimented with our savory avocado smoothie times. Usually would have them around midmorning, but the past week we had them at night, as our dinner.

Conclusion: Both of us had bad stomach pains. Not sure yet what caused it, but it happen 5 times this week for both of us. Making our nights very uncomfortable.

The only thing we did different was change the time we had our avocado smoothies and mixed both celery and cucumber in them. Not sure if that combo was a bad choice, but we are going to stop putting the celery in and enjoy our savory green avocado smoothies earlier in the day and see how our bodies do.

Trial and error. Here we go again.

Here is what we did for this simple savory avocado green smoothie:

  • 2 avocados
  • About 3 -4 cups water
  • 1 cucumber, skinned
  • handful fresh basil
  • handful fresh cilantro
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp  of green stevia powder
  • 1 tbsp sunflower lecithin (optional)

Blend in blender and enjoy!!

We have been enjoying the flavors of our savory green smoothies, so we are excited to see this week how we do ;)

Simple smoothies go great after a hard workout.

Our workouts this week have been kind of random, we finally updated our workout page.  We have not been doing the best at recording our workouts, we just take a few of our favorite moves from bodyrock.tv and set up our intervals. We grab our Gymboss Interval Timer, lace up our tennis shoes, and get to sweating :)

Yesterday we did a burpee challenge, similar to this burpees are forever workout. Pure hell bliss! But loved it!

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Till next time,

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19 Responses to Smoothie times

  1. The one time I made a savory smoothie, I took it with me in a mason jar to class (I was running late). Someone knocked the jar and the contents flew evvvverywhere. And it was heavy on garlic. And onion. And other potent smells.

    Needless to say… I was not the class favorite that hot summer day (I know, it was the worst situation possible). And I, traumatized, did not return to the savory smoothie again. Alas, perhaps its time for a less dramatic comeback? :)

  2. Katie says:

    I have been getting really bad stomach pains starting around 5 pm every day for the last two weeks. I have no idea what from. I’m curious to hear what you find with the celery.

    • Pure2 says:

      Interesting Katie, that sounds like us. We have no idea why these pains in the evening. We are not if it is celery, we will try without and see. We will keep you posted.

  3. Emily says:

    That type of reaction to avocado isn’t super rare, as I understand. If you typically eat the same things at the same time each day, your body will become accustomed to the pattern and begin to produce digestive enzymes in anticipation of food. So maybe your bodies just weren’t ready for avocado at the end of the day? I don’t really know; I’m just hypothesizing :)

    Have a great weekend!

    • Pure2 says:

      Emily that is probably very true. That is why we are going to have it again in the morning time, and see if you are better. Thanks for idea I think you may be right :)

  4. Stomach pains are so frustrating and overwhelming. I’m sorry you two are having such issues. I hope you figure it out soon! The smoothies always look and sound delicious! Have a great weekend ladies.

  5. The savory avocado smoothie sounds awesome! I usually eat my avocados in the morning or early afternoon. Good luck exploring your stomach pain issue—maybe it has something to do with digestive enzymes!

    Hope your weekend is great :)

  6. I love the idea of a savory smoothie, because I especially like fresh, savory juices, and the heartier textures makes it go down easier. Which is saying something since they are so delicious!

  7. Alison says:

    I’ve been having weird stomach pains when I put coconut or avocado in my smoothies. I think I just can’t digest fat that well which is horrible because the coconut and avocado seriously MAKE the smoothies. Hope you feel better!

    • Pure2 says:

      Alison – sorry to hear you get stomach pains, I hear ya. I never really get them from avocados, bu something about having them at night. Trying to figure it out. Hope you are doing well.

  8. hihorosie says:

    I’ve been on a smoothie kick lately too. Yum! But I have yet to try avo in one. I’m a little scared for some reason. I know I shouldn’t be because I love avo in puddings. :) And one day I’ll have to make a more savory smoothie. Sounds great!

  9. Gillian says:

    I find any kind of fat (nut, avocado) in large amounts before bed makes me very restless. Have been experimenting and finding that a protein, carbohydrate meal with a bit of fat makes me sleep like a baby!

  10. Ashley says:

    I would look at what you ate in the beginning of the day/mid-morning. The smoothie you drank may be pushing your food that you ate earlier that day down your digestive track causing the pains in your stomach. Also, double wash your cilantro, they might have inch worms (I don’t want to scare you, but I have found some in my batch of parsley and cilantro) or other little bugs that take at least two washings to get rid of. Just a thought… I hope you feel better…

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