3 Tips for Choosing Smoothies for Fibroids

I spent the last week moving and unpacking, so I’ve been depending on convenience foods and eating out more than usual. Smoothie joints quickly became my go-to while trying to balance convenience and staying on my protocol for fibroids.

Smoothies for fibroids

One of the things that really stood out to me is that many of the popular smoothie/juice bars still use ingredients that aren’t great for those trying to manage conditions such as uterine fibroids. From added sugars to soy, many fibroid feeding ingredients can be hidden in your “healthy” smoothie.

Here are 3 tips that helped me navigate making better choices at smoothie bars:

  1. Watch out for the extra sugar. Almost every smoothie bar that I’ve visited adds sugar to their smoothie in some way. Often you’ll see “turbinado” or “agave” or “honey”. Some places even add sorbet or frozen yogurt (YIKES- Avoid these altogether). I always request my smoothie without sweetener.

  2. Choose a different liquid. Many smoothie companies use juice blends to make their smoothies sweeter. If the store happens to be a juice bar that uses the juices they make in-house as part of the smoothie, I’m ok with having juice in the smoothie. However, most places use some other juice blend that’s not necessarily pure juice. In this case, ask if they can use non-dairy milk or coconut water as a replacement.

  3. Avoid the usual culprits. Fibroids and their symptoms get worse from inflammatory ingredients including soy and dairy. Usually, these two ingredients are in smoothies with added protein powders or yogurt. Avoiding protein or “power” smoothies is easier than sticking with fruit and veggie smoothies. Most establishments have them separated into sections, making it a little easier to narrow down the best options for you.

Remember that the best food for shrinking and reducing fibroid symptoms is foods from whole, organic ingredients that you prepare at home. You can sign up for my email list to get 4 smoothie recipes to prepare at home.

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