Getting your daily veggie intake on an Anti-Candida Diet can get tedious and be at-times difficult but there is always a way to get creative with it. Lately I have been turning to smoothies to get the job done when I cannot bother with another salad and I am here to help YOU on how to make a Candida-Friendly Smoothie of your very own (and the crowd goes wild). I know what you are thinking. How can I drink a smoothie when I am avoiding fruit? Well, technically (depending on what Candida Camp you fall into) you can enjoy very small servings of fruit as long as they are low in sugar. For me, I have to be very strict about this lest my symptoms rear their ugly head (which is why it’s so important to Inventory Your Symptoms as seen in my ABCs of Candida Overgrowth post). Every body is different so do what your doctor tells you and then explore based off of what you know is best for you and how your body responds.
I’m not going to lie, I miss smoothies with more fruit in them…mainly bananas. I miss bananas dearly. But I have found chia seeds to give a really great substitute as a thickener so for the time-being, finding swaps and learning to love them are key with a Candida diagnosis. I will dive more into this later in another post but it really is more than just getting through these several months. My bad habits got me into this situation so during this diet I HAVE to learn how to undo some of the damage and that means I’m not going to like it at times. And that is okay. I must remain willing to learn how to incorporate it into my daily life regardless. So onward I go, drinking green smoothies that are mildly sweetened…
Making a Candida-Friendly smoothie is rather easy. There are just six (though not limited to) basic parts to creating a green drink that is safe for your belly:
- Throw everything into your Black and Decker Personal Blender until smooth.
- Adjust flavor with liquid stevia.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 330
- Sugar: 0.6g
- Sodium: 30g
- Fat: 26g
- Carbohydrates: 17g
- Fiber: 15g
- Protein: 8g
Another important factor of smoothie-making is a good blender. Let’s be real. You do not need to break the bank by spending $500 on a blender that I speak not of, which by the way I am not saying is not a good blender. It really is. It’s just very pricey. And big. And for those of us who don’t have that sort of money to spend on a kitchen appliance or even have the storage room (you should see how SMALL my kitchen is), I give you the Black and Decker Personal Blender. I was so surprised at what a great blade this blender has! An “S” blade is very important for me to have because I am an avid homemade nondairy mylk maker and it’s the best blade for pulverizing the crap out of cashews and almonds. But wait it gets better! This personal blender only costs $30 at Target. I know. I will give you a moment to catch your breath.
It comes with 2 individual smoothie cups, lids included, 1 blade, and one heck of a powerful motor for such a little guy. I highly recommend this blender* to anyone who has a budget, looking for a compact blender to store, dabbles here and there with blending or even for those who make daily smoothies. Just shove the goods in, blend, cap it and off you go. Easy! You can purchase the blender in store or online (click here to buy). Hooray for many options!
Now it’s your turn to take this guide and create your very own Candida-Friendly Smoothie! Go explore and if you find a good combination, I’d love to hear about it on Instagram. Or here!
*Please note that I was not compensated by Black and Decker for this review. I was, however, given a blender to sample for free but these opinions are completely my own. I love it. You will too