When I started my elimination diet in January, I certainly didn’t expect to still be following it in October. Yet, here I am!
After further testing with my naturopath, I recently started following a candida diet as well, so eating is even more complicated than it was on my super complicated elimination diet. Siiiiigh. Allow me to recite the litany of things I’m not eating. No: soy, corn, gluten, buckwheat, quinoa, peas, garlic, artichoke, fava beans, navy beans, sunflower, cashew, pistachio, sugar, refined grains, banana, melon, grapes, alcohol, fermented foods, vinegar, tamari, juice, or dried fruit. Oh, and no more than 2 servings of fruit. Yep. Everyday. It’s pretty exhausting, to be honest. But, I’m still eating pretty well, & this shake is becoming a habit. I save up all my fruit for the day to have in it, that’s how special it is. And, dead simple to make.
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup vegan milk (I use unsweetened almond milk)
1 cup frozen fruit (mango + raspberry is my favorite)
sweetener to taste
Blend! Drink! You don’t have to share…
If I’m feeling virtuous, I add many of the following, I tsp each:
- hemp seeds
- chia seeds
- flax seed
- rice protein
Usually, though, I make it simply, as the recipe is written up top. Perfect.