When healing from a brain injury recovery and learning to live with post concussion syndrome, what we eat is essential. We are what we eat is true! Eating a clean diet with organic fruit, vegetables, and lean protein, helps keep the inflammation down. Also, our bodies are often pumped with a lot of medications when we sustain a TBI so it is imperative to detox our livers. The goal is to heal our bodies, not just our brains. The gut is often called our “second brain.” The idea is to treat the body as a whole.

I recommend that you use only organic for smoothies. If you use non-organic fruits and vegetables, you will get high doses of herbicides and pesticides which are harmful to your body!

Healthy Recipes

Zesty Lemon Apple Juice

Zesty Lemon Apple Juice

  • Lemons: 2 Peeled and Halves
  • Green Apples: 4 cut up
  • Cucumbers: 2
  • 1 Cup of Water

Blend together and enjoy!

Green Detox Juice

Green Detox Juice

  • Green Apples: 2
  • Celery: 3 stalks
  • Cucumber: 1
  • Kale: 8 leaves

Blend together and enjoy!

Morning Smoothie

Morning Smoothie

  • Two Dates (remove pits!)
  • One Banana
  • One cup Wild Maine Blueberries
  • Handful of Kale and/or Spinach
  • Cilantro
  • One cup of Coconut Water
  • One cup of Coconut Milk or Filtered water
  • Protein (hemp or vegan)
  • Probiotics
  • Psyllium husks (2-3 teaspoons if needed for constipation)

Blend together and enjoy!

Weekly Grocery Lists

1. Fruit - Organic only

• Lemons
• Apples
• Bananas
• Dates
• Grapes
• Oranges
• Wild Maine blueberries (frozen)

2. Vegetables - Organic only

• Celery
• Cabbage
• Kale
• Romaine Lettuce
• Spinach
• Tomatoes
• Avocados
• Cucumber
• Broccoli
• Asparagus
• Sweet Potatoes
• Sprouts

3. Nuts

• Walnuts
• Pistachios
• Macadamia
• Brazil nuts

4. Other

• Cilantro
• Parsley
• Ginger
• Garlic
• Coconut Milk (unsweetened)
• Coconut Water (no sugar added)