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Banana ProblemsSeptember 05, 2014
Bananas and I go way back. Back to girl scouts when we made banana boats with chocolate and marshmallow wrapped in tinfoil and put them ove...
Bananas and I go way back. Back to girl scouts when we made banana boats with chocolate and marshmallow wrapped in tinfoil and put them over the fire to get all melty and awesome. I loved bananas and bananas loved me. Until recently.
I bought 365 Vegan Smoothies by Kathy Patalsky, which I loved, and was making a smoothie a day from. I had been on smoothies for about 2 months before I started getting sick. It was always in the morning, about 20 minutes after I drank my smoothie. I originally traced it back to a bunch I had bought, thinking it was a non-organic bunch, and maybe that's what happened. But even with the next batch, I got super nauseous about 20 minutes after drinking my smoothie.
I was trying to be healthier and eat something better for me in the morning, and the smoothies in Kathy Patalsky's book were great. I stocked up on all the smoothie essentials. But after a few months, I just couldn't tolerate the bananas anymore. I tried forcing myself to eat them, insisting that if I just kept eating them, my body would stop rejecting them and we could live in harmony again. I kept thinking I could "beat" it, and that it's just a banana, how could it be making me so sick?
After puking for a week straight, I gave up. Almost all the recipes in her book include a banana, and the smoothies I've made without them just aren't anywhere near as good. I like using coconut yogurt instead sometimes, but I can never keep enough of it on hand to make a smoothie a day. Everyone keeps posting pictures of banana ice cream and their smoothies and everything but I'm so mad that I can't eat them without getting sick! It makes no sense!