My juiced recipe below gives you a lot of mito-building nutrients in the form of quercetin, resveratrol, and pterostilbene. You’ll enjoy some energy and mind clarity from this. Make sure you choose organic where possible, and rinse well. Due to the raw kale in this drink, if you have HASHIMOTO’s disease, then you would want to substitute the kale for a non-goitrogenic veggie, such as zucchini.
1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1 cup papaya
1/4 cup blueberries
1 cup coconut water
2 cups tightly packed kale (rinse, and cut)
2 or 3 leaves of fresh spearmint or peppermint
Optional: 1/2 cup of grapes for a sweetener (or sugar, honey or maple syrup)
Optional: 1 scoop Yummy Greens® (or 1 scoop Collagen Beauty Powder)
Combine ingredients in blender or Vita-Mix® and blend for 30 seconds until smooth. You can alter ingredient amounts to your taste. This is pretty sweet to me and my taste buds, but if you are new to juicing, your palate will likely crave some sugar, honey or maple syrup as a sweetener. This drink is best when served chilled or over ice.
Suzy Cohen, has been a licensed pharmacist for over 30 years and believes the best approach to chronic illness is a combination of natural medicine and conventional. She founded her own dietary supplement company specializing in custom-formulas, some of which have patents. With a special focus on functional medicine, thyroid health and drug nutrient depletion, Suzy is the author of several related books including Thyroid Healthy, Drug Muggers, Diabetes Without Drugs, and a nationally syndicated column.