I have Fibromyalgia. I don’t know how long I’ve had it, but I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 2001. CFS is often attributed to Fibromyaglia. My symptoms have fluctuated over the years, from mild to bad. Last year I was having severe symptoms a couple of times a week and could barely function. My doctor discovered my Vitamin D was low and gave me a prescription. Vitamin D made a huge difference. I had more energy and only had bad days once a week or two. But now, a year later, my symptoms are creeping back in. I’m tired and run down. My energy is low overall and it makes me depressed. I’m having a lot of muscles spasms and soreness. I’m waking up stiff and sometimes dizzy. Basically, I’m a mess. So I started researching what I could do.
My research led me to raw foods, juices and smoothies. I found a book called Green Smoothie Revolution by Victoria Boutenko. Her book is fantastic and has a ton of recipes. She suggests that you drink at least one green smoothie a day. I decided to take on the challenge. I plan to drink at least one green smoothie a day and I plan to drink at least one vegetable juice a day. I am hoping that all these live enzymes, vitamins and minerals will reduce my Fibromyalgia symptoms. I’ll post weekly updates of my progress.
Today my green smoothie was:
2 cups frozen blueberries
1 cup water
1 cup of kale
Blend up and sprinkled it with cinnamon.
My veggie juice was:
1 green apple
1 inch piece of peeled ginger
Juice and sprinkled it with cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg.
I noticed that I felt less run down this morning after starting the day with veggie juice. I had celery sticks and peanut butter as a snack, and the smoothie for lunch. So far I have better energy, but I still feel tired.
Are you up for the green smoothie challenge?