If there is anything I had learned in my role at Abbott Nutrition as a Sales Rep it is nutrition is power in the healing process and the earlier the implementation the better.
I bring this topic up because last Saturday I broke my jaw; in quite a few places actually and it is by far the most painful process I have been through. But focusing on the positives…
As I was prepping for surgery there were hours and hours of fasting but when I was not fasting, I ensured I consumed the best nutrients I could. And that lead to my husband running home and making my specialty smoothie and foregoing the “Diabetic Sustain.”
I just want to rant, if I could, the Diabetic drink had High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) as the second ingredient! One, that ingredient is poison and two, HFCS could be the most harmful thing to my blood sugars. And they put DIABETIC on the label. What is wrong with these manufactures? I truely believe they use HFCS because it is a cheap and easy ingredient and the makers really do not focus on the patient or care about the outcomes. As my Aussie friends would say, “That is rubbish.”
So what did I drink? I had and continue to have a high calorie, low carbohydrate (so my blood sugars can be well controlled) and high fat smoothie. And of course it is a smoothie so it is nice and easy to consume. But besides the macronutrients, I have zeroed in on good food sources allowing me to heal as quickly as possible.
Healing Potion Smoothie:
3/4 cup spinach
2 scoops of whey protein
1 to 1 1/2 cup of coconut milk
1 spoonful of natural peanut butter
2 pinches of chia seeds
Depending on my appetite and the lapse of time it has been since I had eaten, I will add some frozen banana or frozen berries.
Have you ever been in a pinch and could not chew food? What did you brew up? I welcome all tips and comments.
Cheers to you and good health!
I noticed you said peanut butter, most Paleo peeps don’t eat it as it is a legume. Just wondered if you felt differently about it than others, and if so why?
Hi Julianne, Good call-out. I don’t usually eat peanut butter and opt for alternatives like almond butter, etc. But in this situation my husband bought peanut butter and I threw it in the mix. Yet, in all transparency peanut butter is my darn weakness. So I went with a little comfort.
I would say my diet is 98% paleo, avoiding legumes, dairy, all grains (even gfree ones) and when I have a spoonful of peanut butter here and there – 1) I want to continue eating it and 2) it does make me feel lousy and messes with my blood sugars more than, again, almond butter or alternative. I know some paleo’ers do sneak peanut butter in their food plan and do okay, but it is something I try to clear my cabinets of.
Thank you for your comment. Do you practice paleo? How have you found it for your overall well-being? Please share any tips that would assist with other readers. I am sure I am preaching to the choir on this, but everyone certainly requires a unique diet to best fit their biochemistry.
Yes – I do paleo, recently I did the auto-immune version for a trial as I have auto-immune issues (Hashimotos) I’d definitely recommend a 30 day strict trial to anyone looking at paleo. Here is my experience
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