Peach Banana Smoothie Recipe And Musing On Health

Since I loved yesterday’s plum grapes smoothie so much, I ventured today into making another one using other ingredients. So here is the result: a yummie peach banana smoothie recipe using the following ingredients:

  • 1 peach cut in small pieces
  • 1 banana peeled
  • half glass of orange juice
  • 4 ice cubes

I put all these in my blender and below is the result. Hubby told me yesterday that he doesn’t believe these are tasty things. So I made him a glass today too. When he tried it, he  simply took ownership of the glass and nursed it until it was finished. He told me sheepishly that it’s very good. And indeed it is, the taste is simply yummie.

peach banana smoothie

Tomorrow I’ll try an apple banana smoothie and see how it goes. I’m starting slow with just a few ingredients and work my way up to more complex ones with more fruits in it. I love experimenting with smoothies!

And now for my musing on health. Since last November when I learned I have hypothyroidism and a few Hurthle cell nodules (which are as of yet unconfirmed to be benign or malignant), I’ve been searching for ways to live a healthier life and heal my body without many pills and horrible chemicals that just stress the metabolism unnecessarily. I’ve only been taking baby steps, every time adding or replacing something new in my diet, but this is what I’ve done so far.

  • First I’ve chucked the horrible Levothyroxine pills for thyroid, replacing them with NDT – natural desiccated thyroid, which is what people were treated years ago before all the synthetic chemical equivalents came on the market to make the pharma companies rich.
  • Next I’ve started with making my own fresh juice from fruits and vegetables.
  • I’m also using various essential oils in oil burner, in baths, for massage, etc
  • Another step was to start with Lugol’s iodine (most of us are iodine deficient, especially people with hypothyroidism). I’ve slowly increased the dose to 50 mg and for now I’m staying at this dosage.
  • I’m also taking lots of vitamin and mineral supplements that are needed for healing the thyroid and also as accompanying supplements when taking iodine. I’m taking now vitamin C, magnesium, selenium every day.
  • I have switched from the poisonous table salt to Himalayan salt, which is real crystal rock salt that was not heated and stripped off from all its trace minerals.
  • When I take my bath, I use Epsom salt with baking soda for removing toxins out of my body, while giving me additional magnesium. I also use essential oils for added health benefits and a wonderful smell :)
  • I’m no longer eating sugar, and I’m eating less chocolates and bakery sweets than before
  • I’ve added coconut oil to my diet and I’m looking for ways to integrate this more every day
  • I’ve started yesterday oil pulling, but this is a subject that I’ll be writing on another post soon. I’m quite excited about this actually.
  • Finally, I’ve discovered smoothies!! :)

As next steps I’m looking to replace my white bread with whole grain bread. I love white toast bread, and i’ll be sorry to let it go, but this is a step in the right direction I think.

Bit by bit, I’m getting there. What are your steps for living a healthier life with a wholesome diet?

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13 Responses to “Peach Banana Smoothie Recipe And Musing On Health”

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  1. Mike Henry says:

    Hi Marika, great tip on losing belly fat. Since I quit my job in June 2012 to work at home online, that’s where I have put on the weight and never thought it would be that hard to shift.

    How wrong was I.

    I’m not a lover of Bananas in fact I hate them but in desperation to get my shape back and start playing golf again, I’m going to make a sacrifice and give it a go.

    My number 1 way for losing weight is via my mountain bike, I try to get in at least 100 miles a week, without that God knows what shaped I’d be in.

    I wish you all the best with your health and what you’re going through, at least you’re giving yourself a chance with your diet.

    All the best
    Mike

    • Marika says:

      Thanks Mike – while hypothyroidism is routinely associated to being also overweight (due to slow metabolism), thankfully I never had that particular problem, of trying to lose weight. My main problem is having other hypo symptoms and having the thyroid nodules and fibrocystic breasts, which I’m trying to change the situation about with proper diet, with iodine and a few other things. Plus it’s always good to eat as healthy as possible.

      You know how it was in Matrix – take the red pill or the blue pill. Well, once I saw the truth about what we put in our bodies, the chemicals, the wrong foods and all the stuff that should not be in there in the first place, I had to choose the red pill as going back to ignorance was no longer an option for me.

  2. Nikki-ann says:

    Mmmm… This sounds and looks delicious!

    My own recipe is a super-thick banana milkshake, which I’ve been fancying all afternoon, maybe I should make this instead… :)

  3. mommasbacon says:

    I love all the natural remedies you included. I actually tested for hypo while pregnant and had no idea you could have it and be at a normal/underweight. I hate taking medications and like doing things natural if possible. Messing with your metabolic system like that just concerns me, too!

  4. What an easy recipe… totally awesome… and I bet it is delicious… thank you for sharing

  5. Emily says:

    I ike peaches and bananas but have never thought to combine them into a smoothie – sounds so good!

  6. Delphina says:

    I just got a mini blender as a present. I need to try this. All the recipes I found on my search were super complex and sounded not so yum. I love that this is basic and has two of my faves in it!

  7. diane says:

    I am a huge fan of smoothies! I made a green smoothie with kale that was delicious. It is so easy to hide healthy things in there, especially for you kids!

  8. Mary says:

    This sounds so simple and delicious! I will have to try it out. I can’t do smoothies everyday, but I do like them every now and then. One thing I would like to know more about that you have listed on your health changes list, is the essential oils. I love aromatherapy and I use some essential oils usually to boost energy or induce relaxation, but I want to hear how you are using them and what scents are your favorites.

    • Marika says:

      Hi Mary, thank you for your kind comments. I use essential oils regularly for quite a few things. In fact if you scroll through earlier posts of mine, I have listed various things I’m using them for – from dry skin and cracked heels, to treating wounds, to refreshing the air and helping with bronchitis, flu and the common cold…Btw my most favorite oil of all is lavender essential oil.

  9. Jennifer says:

    Yummm – that looks delicious!

  10. Mitch says:

    Sounds delish, I should start drinking more like that and eating less!
    Mitch

  11. I love smoothies! This looks like a yummy recipe. Thanks for sharing along with what you’ve done so far

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