If you are low on iron this is the smoothie for you. This DIY smoothie is perfect for fall because it contains molasses and tastes like gingerbread. I think I found a new way to begin my morning. Maybe Santa will get a gingerbread smoothies instead of cookies this year. Thanks Oh She Glows for a different kind of smoothie.
Before I became a vegan, I never really put much thought into getting the proper amount of vitamins and minerals. When I was struggling with an eating disorder, I would restrict my calories to an unhealthy level, exercise intensely 7 days a week, and eat mostly processed ‘fat-free’ foods. When my body couldn’t take the starvation any longer, I binged on sugary processed junk food, often consuming 2,000-2,500 calories in a single sitting. Round and round the emotional rollercoaster went for years.
Not surprisingly, aside from being miserable, I also suffered from vitamin deficiencies, including low iron levels. Deep down I was concerned that I was harming my body, but I was so caught in the disorder I didn’t feel like I could change. I also felt like being a certain size or weight was much more important than being healthy.Boy, how things can change.
Slowly but surely I turned a new page in my life, by renewing my focus on my health and decreasing my focus on my weight. I took all that negative energy and flipped it into something positive.
These days I don’t care much about calories, but I do care about eating quality food and getting proper nutrients.