Go Green!!!!

Go Green!!!!

Green smoothies are quickly becoming the talk of the town. They are easy to make, easy to personalize, and have the potential to have drastic nutritional benefits. Personally, they helped me loose over 25 pounds, 10% in body fat, and most importantly, take control of my nutritional well being!!!!

One recipe that I keep coming back to is based on the 1/3 rule and looks like this:

1/3 dark leafy greens (kale, spinach, collards, chard, dandelion greens, mustard greens, etc)

1/3 frozen fruit (banana, apple, mango, papaya, orange, pineapple, strawberries, grapes, kiwis, etc)

1/3 water

If you are new to green smoothies or greens in general, or if you have a sweet tooth and need a little boost, try raw bee honey, agave, or stevia to naturally sweeten things up a bit.

You can also substitute fresh squeezed orange juice instead of water keeping in mind that will increase the sugar content.

Put it all in your high powered blender and enjoy.

Lastly, pat yourself on the back for taking the first step to a better you!!!!

 

A few things to keep in mind:

Have Fun!!!!!

the best smoothie is the one that you will drink. use this as a guideline and make it work for you. Ask me questions

Rotate your greens every two or three days

Always include at least one if not more “high-fiber fruit” such as bananas, mangos, or apples with peels. This will make it taste less “green.” by increasing the amount of insoluble fiber.

When possible… choose organic. (your kids will thank you)

don’t hesitate to reach out to me for with any questions or comments

 

 

A thought to ponder

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

Weight Management is the adoption of healthful and sustainable eating and exercise behaviors indicated for reduced disease risk and improved feelings of energy and well-being.

Note that there is no mention of weight loss or ideal weight….

Green Smoothies!!!!

Are something that we have started doing and I have personally already begun to notice the benefits. I make one Vitamix Full of Green Goodness in the morning, Send some with Arianna and Spend the first half of the day drinking that. I feel alert, energized and excited to see what else is to come of this green smoothie adventure.

Here is a cool site that has some easy to digest info and recipes (http://simplegreensmoothies.com/what-are-green-smoothies