A couple months ago I gave a talk called “If Your Body Could Speak, What Would It Say.” The event was held at my gym and I recorded it live on Facebook so my Dad could watch from Arizona. The acoustics weren’t particularly great, and my dad is somewhat hard of hearing, so it was tough for him to hear me, which means he didn’t hear the section about heartburn, when I called him out for being hooked on Tums : )
For Christmas he got me a pretty slick microphone system that can hook up to a camera or mobile device. I’m looking forward to giving it a try, and it will force me to continue to do speaking events.
Today I got to FaceTime with my Dad, and I thanked him for the gift. During the call my stepmom mentioned she had to play the section of my talk about heartburn 3 times before he could hear it. It was then that my Dad jumped in to say he doesn’t take Tums anymore.
All my life my dad has been completely hooked on antacids, due to awful, relentless heartburn. Tums in the nightstand, tums in the bathroom, tums in the car, you get the picture.
How’d he do it? Diet. He completely changed his diet recently and a positive side effect was that the heartburn vanished. He mentioned that if he does get heartburn now, he’ll just use Apple Cider Vinegar. His main dietary changes? Getting rid of sugar and white breads/foods. When we were Facetiming today he was eating an egg sandwich on Ezekiel bread. Insert massive smiley face here. Guys. This is such incredible news!
But it doesn’t take a massive dietary change to create massive changes to your health. Simply upping your water intake by an extra glass a day is a great place to start. It can make you feel worlds better: more energized, less joint pain, less hungry (often times we’re actually thirsty when we think we’re hungry), and more happy!
I’m so psyched about my dad that I’m to bring back the “If Your Body Could Speak What Would It Say” talk. I’ll be doing a series through Facebook Live, tackling each section one at a time. They will be recorded and accessible to anyone who is interested. So be on the lookout for that within the next week!
Ok, here is the smoothie details you’re probably here for : ) Please note, for digestive purposes I normally pour my smoothies into a bowl and eat them with a spoon, to slow the whole process down. Sometimes though, I really just want to drink them through a (reusable) straw!
- 1 scoop Stronger Fitter Healthier Pure Vanilla Protein
- 1 cup cashew milk (or any milk will do)
- 1/4 avocado
- 1 big handful of greens (spinach or baby kale work well)
- 1 small handful of frozen cauliflower (pre-steamed then frozen is preferable)
- 2 frozen strawberries
- Blend all ingredients until smooth
- Pour into a bowl or cup and top with granola (I LOVE the Purely Elizabeth brand)
- When blending, I put the milk in first, then the protein powder, then everything else on top. This keeps the protein powder at the bottom of the blender when you first start blending, that way it doesn't fly up and stick to the sides of the blender.