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JenniferBurke
JenniferBurke

This is a great video, thank you! I do this with my pesto all the time, but never though to do it with the greens. My garden is overflowing with kale, beets and bok choy. I'm going to get busy :-)


chipper1
chipper1

I am type 2 diabetic and am taking metformin for it. I also take .5 mg of synthroid for a thyroid condition that has been around for years-(not even sure why I take it).

Anyways, is kale in a smoothie an issue for me.

Thank you

Colleen04
Colleen04

I had to give up my smoothies because I found out kale (and other cruciferous veggies) inhibit my thyroid function. I decided to use good ol google to ask "can you use steamed kale in smoothies" (because well hot kale in a smoothie sounded disastrous!) This article was the very first link that popped up. I haven't tried it yet but I just want to thank you in advance! This is an AWESOME idea!! I can't wait to start having my smoothies again!! Also I'll be telling my other thyroid disease ridden buddies who gave it up they too can enjoy smoothies again! :D

marciamarcia1
marciamarcia1

I am just getting on board with green smoothies, & because I need a low oxalate diet, I am forced to cook most of my greens. Love the ice cube idea! Watched your video & you are adorable!! Sending Infinite Love & Gratitude

piyawadee_whan
piyawadee_whan

I made them but couldn't take it off the ice tray yet ha, try a gain tomorrow....can't wait

RandyThill
RandyThill

I'm basically lazy, so just whir my greens and roll them into a log in a baggy (to prevent freezer burn). Love to put them into smoothies or pestos when winter rolls along. It is easy to cut with a knife or even just break off a piece of the roll. Your ice cube method works best for steamed greens, tho, cause steamed greens get more hard. Love that you kept the water, too. That's a great idea!

DrMelissaWest
DrMelissaWest moderator

@chipper1 This sounds like a perfect question for your medical doctor at your next medical appointment, they would know better the your specific thyroid conditions, medications and nutrition condtraindications. Thanks, Melissa 

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DrMelissaWest
DrMelissaWest moderator

@Colleen04  That is really cool that you were led to this blog post Colleen! I'm so glad this is going to allow you to have green smoothies again! Yahoo! Thanks for sharing with your thyroid friends. I appreciate that! :) Cheers! Melissa 

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