It seems particularly important to know how to care for your basic needs when you have celiac disease.Autoimmune diseases, as a dear friend reminds me, make transitions and stresses treble, and that means where others require such-and-such amount of time to re-orient and rest during upheaval, if you have celiac -- or another digestive or immune-related disorder -- you need to double it.
No I don't! Oy, maybe I do.
One way to take that treble amount of time is to eat well. Another way is rest. Not one, or the other: BOTH.
These last few weeks, I've returned to grad school, moved, and started an additional project within the area, offering Pay What Can nutrition consults to underserved or underemployed kids and their families in the Boston area.
This be my I-AM-BLOODYJ-UST-FINE-shake -- which means my brain defies my needs, but I meet them anyway.
A good thing about a shake, for a celiac, is that it is easily prepared safely. I don't have to worry about cooking utensil. I don't have to unpack my own pots, nor utilize toasters or ovens that haven't been cleaned. I can wipe down a counter, toss things in my blender, and make the day a little smoother, when it feels shaky. And to be punny, I can can have a good shake on a shaky day.
....Shaky Day Shake
It works for kids too.
As I continue to address recurring celiac symptoms, it's also an excellent avenue for adding easily assimilated nutrition. I like to pour in a large dose of coconut milk, which makes it creamier still, dairy-free as well as gluten-free, since my gut doesn't do dairy either.
Shake this day off -- restfully -- with the recipe, and tumble free.
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