Tips for Creating Smoothies for Fibroids

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If you’re on a wellness journey, there’s a good chance that you’ve tried to incorporate smoothies. And while you’re on a fibroid healing journey, you’re probably trying to figure out how to create smoothies with nourishing, fibroid-fighting ingredients.

How to create a fibroid-fighting smoothie

You don’t have to be a dietitian to create a healthy smoothie. By sticking to a few simple rules and tricks, you can create your best recipe yet.

Stick to the right liquid base

Always go for a liquid that doesn’t contain added sugars. Nut milk, coconut milk, coconut water, and non-dairy yogurt are all great options. You can even use water, but I like to use one of the former options to get some additional nutrients. Also, make sure your base doesn’t have any additional gums and thickeners.

Pick the star of the smoothie

Technically, you can throw just about anything in a smoothie. In fact, I sometimes use smoothies as a way to use up overripe fruit.

But it’s a good idea to pick one or two ingredients you want to taste the most. Whether it’s fibroid-fighting blueberries or pineapples, figuring out a main flavor is key to a good smoothie, in my opinion.

Add some greens

Leafy greens are always a good addition, especially if you don’t usually eat them with other meals. Some of my favorites to add are spinach, kale, and baby chard.

Strategically sweeten

With fibroids, you’ll want to avoid adding unnecessary sugars. Usually, if you’re sticking to mainly fruit in your smoothie, you shouldn’t need to add any additional sweetness.

If your smoothie needs some sweetness, go for half of a banana or a date or two. Just be sure to check the inside of your dates for mold.

Add some protein

Beef up your smoothie with an easy-to-digest protein powder like Truvani, hemp seeds or chia seeds. This will help keep your blood sugar stable.

If you have severe digestive issues, some people find it helpful to skip the protein powders or seeds and stick with fruit only.

Power up your smoothie

Adding some additional supplements to your smoothie will help you get in some extra nutrition. Some ideas of things I like to add are bee pollen, liquid multivitamins, and adaptogens.

Tips for ordering at smoothie shops

I recommend making smoothies at home. But I get that sometimes you need a little convenience. When it comes to finding smoothie options for fibroids, there are some dos and don’ts that I try to adhere to.

One of the things that really stood out to me is that many of the popular smoothie/juice bars still use ingredients that aren’t great for those trying to manage conditions such as uterine fibroids. From added sugars to soy, many fibroid-feeding ingredients can be hidden in your “healthy” smoothie.

Here are 3 tips that helped me navigate making better choices at smoothie bars:

  1. Watch out for the extra sugar. Almost every smoothie bar that I’ve visited adds sugar to their smoothie in some way. Often you’ll see “turbinado” or “agave” or “honey.” Some places even add sorbet or frozen yogurt (YIKES- Avoid these altogether). I always request my smoothie without sweetener.
  2. Choose a different liquid. Many smoothie companies use juice blends to make their smoothies sweeter. If the store happens to be a juice bar that uses the juices they make in-house as part of the smoothie, I’m ok with having juice in the smoothie. However, most places use some other juice blend that’s not necessarily pure juice. In this case, ask if they can use non-dairy milk or coconut water as a replacement.
  3. Avoid the usual culprits. Fibroids and their symptoms get worse from inflammatory ingredients including soy and dairy. Usually, these two ingredients are in smoothies with added protein powders or yogurt. Avoiding protein or “power” smoothies is easier than sticking with fruit and veggie smoothies. Most establishments have them separated into sections, making it a little easier to narrow down the best options for you.
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Remember that the best food for shrinking and reducing fibroid symptoms is foods from whole, organic ingredients that you prepare at home. You can sign up for my email list to get 4 smoothies for fibroids recipes to prepare at home.

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