One of these many is a CFer's diet: she correctly points out (this isn't a direct quote, but rather a summation of her opinion) that sugar, refined carbs, etc are not a great way for a CFer to put on weight as these foods create inflammation in the body. Who cares if you are a normal BMI if your lungs are inflamed and in bad shape?
I have tried drinking Mandy's green smoothie recommendation off and on over the past years, but a few weeks ago I finally made the plunge and purchased "Green Smoothie Revolution" by Victoria Boutenko as well as "Green For Life." I by far don't eat enough greens and smoothies are such an easy way for me to the nutrition I know I need.
So this book includes dozens upon dozens of smoothie recipes - great to find a version to your liking and also important for variety (greens contain alkaloids - and too many alkaloids from one type of green can cause some unwanted symptoms. so rotating greens daily or weekly is smart). One thing I just learned from the book is that banana masks the taste of chlorophyll, so I basically feel like I'm drinking a banana smoothie that just happens to look green (and have kind of a green texture).
Anyway, just wanted to share - I will keep you posted on how I feel. I'm sure I won't feel worse than I do without eating greens :) :) :)
The below smoothie contains: 1 Green Apple, 1 Banana, 1/2 inch ginger root, 4 leaves of kale and 2 cups of water (I kind of wish I would have put in some ice instead of just plain water - it would have made the smoothie a little bit colder and frothie sp?).
PS that tube thing in the back is the sink hook up for my neb dishwasher :)