It’s been over 11 months since I began my anti-migraine potion which includes Feverfew, Butterbur, B-2, and green smoothies daily. And over that 11 months, I have had 5 migraines. Which pales in comparison to the up to 2 a week I was experiencing prior to my anti-migraine potion. My original post which details the supplements and the original recipe for my green smoothie can be found here.
Below is what I have concocted to create my tweaked version of the original green migraine smoothie recipe, and this is my favorite to date. Details are below with an updated recipe at the end.
First, the greens. Pure kale is really good for you, but it seems bitter to me. After many trials with many greens, my favorite greens to use in my smoothie are these below:
Spinach and baby kale, the only place I’ve found this particular brand is at Safeway, and it’s the best in my opinion. A close second is this:
Power Greens, it’s available at Costco. The trick to either bag is to try and get as much air out of it as possible before you store it back in the fridge. The original recipe called for 2 cups of greens. I basically lightly pack the blender until it is about 3/4 full of greens, then add the rest of the ingredients. 1/2 – 2/3 of a cucumber, 2 stalks of celery, organic if possible since I drink these every day.
3/4 cup of coconut water, I buy this:
It comes in a pack of 6 I think at Coscto. It lasts forever.
Lemons…I now peel 2 lemons and just throw them in the blender. I used to juice a lemon and add it to the smoothie, I found I really like the lemon taste, so I added another to make 2, and peeling them and throwing them in is easier than juicing them. If you’re lucky like I have been, you’ll have a friend with a lemon tree and she will bring you bags at a time of delicious, fresh lemons!! 🙂
Ginger; this has become a larger and larger portion as the time goes on. I put about a 2″ x 1″ piece of peeled fresh ginger into my smoothie. Looks about like this:
(So, I’m not a professional photographer, but you get the point…)
And, lastly, about a cup of frozen pineapple. I use the kind below from Costco:
Blend all that up until it’s nice and smooth. I separate mine into two portions, one to drink that day, one in a container in the fridge for the following day. On a migraine day, I’ve been known to drink both portions in a day, splitting it between the morning and afternoon. These can be frozen also. I make an extra batch or two and freeze them in Ziplock gallon bags when I go on vacation and I don’t want to have to bust out the blender every other day. They defrost real well, I pour mine into a cup with a lid, give it a good shake, and they are good to go.
Again, I’m not sure exactly what it is in my anti-migraine potion that seems to be working for me, but I’m happy that I’ve had a lot of relief over these past 11 months. I know there is not a one size fits all for the treatment of migraines. If what has helped me helps anyone else at all, that is so wonderful. I hope that everyone’s unfortunate journey with migraines can eventually bring them some relief!