Dr. Ali’s Spicy Smoothie Breakfast for Healthful Aging
Majid Ali, M.D.
There is never any valid reason for missing breakfast. So, please do not skip it. If you do, your body will stay dehydrated, acidic, free-radicalized, and ill-at-ease for hours. Do you really need it?
I offer this recipe for Dr. Ali’s Spicy Smoothie as the most recommended remedy for avoiding undue tiredness, losing weight, preventing insulin toxicity, and saying NO to diabetes. Most of my patients feel the difference within days of taking my Spicy Smoothie. I advise my patients to take my Spicy Smoothie Breakfast two to three a week and use other recipes on the remaining days of the week.
You can personalize this recipe, if preferred, guided by your palate and stomach by changing the suggested amounts and adding more spices, such as powdered onion, garlic, cumin, and others.
Ingredients for Dr. Ali’s Spicy Smoothie Breakfastfor Healthful Aging
|Protein Powder (80% calories in proteins)||One and One-half Tablespoons|
|Flaxseed, ground||Two teaspoons|
|Ginger powder||One-half Teaspoon|
|Turmeric Powder||One-half Teaspoon|
|Vegetable juice, organic||16 Ounces|
- Add protein powder and flaxseed to a large wide-mouthed glass bottle.
- Add water and mix well.
- Add spices and mix well.
- Add vegetable juice and mix well.
- Drink 6 to 8 ounces every ten to fifteen minutes until the smoothie is finished.
- Dr. Ali’s Nutrition Course
- Dr. Ali’s Insulin Course
There Is Never a Valid Reason for Skipping Breakfast.
So strong is my conviction on the subjects of the need and the optimal type of breakfast that I seldom complete a visit with one of my patients without addressing it. Indeed, next to the subject of chronic anger I devote more time energy—and energy— to the matter of “Dr. Ali’s breakfast” than any other subject. In this chapter, I present information about what I consider to be a good breakfast and offer my reasons for my position on the subject.
Many patients tell me they missed their breakfast because they were not hungry. I explain that was so because their metabolic rhythm has been disrupted. Rising at 7 am following a dinner at 8 pm the evening before, of course, means a fasting of 11 hours. Fasting means hypoglycemia and acidosis. Extending that period for another two or three or more hours essentially sets a person up for major hypoglycemic-hyperglycemic shifts that trigger insulin and adrenergic roller coasters. In individuals with neurotransmitter volatility — persons with predisposition for anxiety, sadness, or depression — extension of fasting can trigger any or all of those symptoms. For others without such vulnerability, it is really a matter of time until they also succumb to undue tiredness or mood difficulties caused by glucose-insulin-adrenaline-neurotransmitter shifts.