How to get your morning nutrients when you have no appetite

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Mornings can be my most difficult time of day. It’s been a challenge trying to establish a routine that works despite pain, fatigue, dizziness, and the host of other flu like symptoms that describe how I feel in the morning.

Having a meal is the last thing I want to do shortly after getting out of bed. My appetite is generally poor until the afternoon, but waiting this long to eat is not going to make me feel any better either. Have you ever felt as though you know your body needs nutrients, but you can’t imagine what you can actually consume that you might be able to tolerate? Do you ever feel as though food just doesn’t taste right?

Smoothies are likely one of the most popular breakfast foods that those of us who lack an appetite are drawn towards. My problem is that the smoothie can’t be too thick or heavy on the stomach. Certain flavours and smells are intolerable. The smoothie has to have some fresh flavours, but not too many. Certain combinations do not sit well either. I love ginger, but it can only be mixed with certain ingredients. If you didn’t know about all of the food sensitivities that accompany fibromyalgia you’d think I sound like an entitled spoiled brat. Lol

I found a smoothie (for now at least) that I love the taste of. It is just the right combination of freshness and light flavour (without being boring) I can tolerate. I’d like to share it with you in the hopes that it will make you feel better as well.

I use the following ingredients:

2-3 cups of spinach
1/4 cup of chopped parsley
2 tablespoons of grated ginger
I small ripe banana
1 cup of almond milk
1/8 slice of avocado
water can be added after if you prefer a lighter consistency.

P.S. All of my recipes are IBS friendly 🙂


I hope this smoothie offers you some energy and digestive relief.

Until next time,



Published by suzysjourney

A fibro fighter on a new life journey. I am passionate about sharing my story in an attempt to motivate and inspire fellow warriors.

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