Okay, we’re at day 2 of the 30 Day experiment and so far I’ve survived. Yesterday wasn’t actually as difficult as I thought it might be. Perhaps that’s because I started the day with a tried and true raw breakfast favorite?

It’s called a GAPS Smoothie, so-named by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, creator of the therapeutic GAPS diet.

The GAPS smoothie is basically a juice that you blend with some good raw fats and proteins. There are endless variations on this, but here’s how I made mine:

I juiced:

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 5 stalks of celery
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 bunch of parsley
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 beets + their greens
  • 1 meyer lemon

And then I put that juice in my trusty vitamix along with:

  • 6 raw eggs (really good quality eggs from pastured chickens)
  • 1/4 cup raw cream (haven’t made crème fraiche yet, but will do so with the rest of this cream for tomorrow’s breakfast)
  • spoonful of raw honey

I blended it all up, and ta-da! My morning smoothie, GAPS-style. Chef James and I shared it, and even Sia had a few sips to go along with her morning eggs. Loads of enzymes, phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals; unadulterated high quality protein; and excellent fats to sustain me through the morning.

And it’s delicious to boot. Creamy, a little sweet, and surprisingly filling.

How did you start your day?

 

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