Everybody is concerned about protein, fats, carbohydrates.
Especially, if they find out that I’m eating a 100% plant-based, vegan diet. They seem to be concerned (for me) about calcium, vitamin D, omega 3s, and Vitamin B12.
What I want to ask is: Where do YOU get your GREENS???
Dark, leafy bitter greens are the missing element in the Standard World Diet today. Everyone spends so much time talking about meat, fish, dairy, vegan food and raw food, and no one is talking about greens!
Leafy greens are one of the most nutrient dense foods. They seem to have it all: proteins, fats, carbs; antioxidants, vitamins, minerals.
The most important question to ask anyone who is not experiencing the level of health they desire is, ‘Are you eating greens?’ Chances are the answer will be ‘NO.’
It’s summer season in the Northern hemisphere, the time of the year when magazines start pushing juice cleanses, crash diets and quick-fix boot camp workouts designed to get women into tip-top bikini body shape.
So, what’s the fastest, easiest and cheapest way to get a bikini body WITHOUT dieting, working out or going on a juice cleanse?
Just put a BIKINI on your BODY, and you’re done!
Okay, so maybe you’ve heard this one before, but I couldn’t help but laugh out loud when I first read this, so I hope this brings a smile to your face too
With that clear and out of the way, let’s talk about how you can get that healthy, glowing look – whatever you choose to wear and do this summer — as well as, yes, perhaps even lose a few pounds here and there… if you want to!
Let’s be honest, we all want quick results without any effort, but it’s just not possible.
What I’ve found is drinking green smoothies is the easiest thing you can probably do for yourself — your health, your weight, your energy, your skin, your mind and spirit, etc… — that will get you the most results in ALL those areas of your life.
My fellow green smoothie enthusiast whom I’ve been following for quite a while now, Tracy Russell, founder of Incredible Smoothies, and creator of 28 Reset program, is starting 21-Day Green Smoothie Boot Camp on July 1st.
Peaches make a great base for a smoothie because of their texture. They can also be used to add a nice flavor to most fruit smoothie recipes. I love fresh, ripe peaches straight from the tree, but unfortunately these are only available for a short time in the peachy season. In other times of the year, I like to buy frozen peaches and add them to my smoothies.
Confession: This website is a result of my passion. I started it about six years ago, when I found out about green smoothies, juices, and raw foods and witnessed first-hand the amazing transformation of my health – in just a couple of months – more energy, skin improved, seasonal allergies gone (that took a little…
I do hope that you continue drinking smoothies, and don’t treat the challenge as a temporary thing.
So today, I want to ask you a question:
Do you want to live to be a hundred, while still being full of energy, passion, and–most of all–healthy? Do you want your family to thrive?
If so, then you should look into adding juicing to your repertoire.
Now, I know what you may be thinking: “Is this really necessary? I’m already drinking green smoothies, and eating plenty of healthy fruits and veggies, why do I need juices? Aren’t they too much work, anyway? WHO HAS THE TIME FOR THAT?”
Yeah, I hear you. I had those thought too (especially the last one, believe me, I’ve been there!).
However, the undeniable fact is this. Juicing provides the most concentrated nutrition, in the form that’s easiest for our body to absorb.
“I had my smoothie for breakfast, but I’m hungry again and it’s still morning. What should I do?” First of all, you can have more smoothie. If you made a whole quart, but you only drank half, then drink the other half. If you are still hungry, have a sandwich, oatmeal, or other healthy snack.…
Whether making green smoothies and juices is something completely new that you decided to try by joining this challenge, or you’ve been already doing it for a while and just decided to join the challenge to keep you motivated and step up your routine a little bit… CONGRATULATIONS for making it to Week 2!
You’ve taken an important step forward not just toward physical health, but to improve your overall well-being as well.
Check out this weeks BONUS Recipes: Green Blended Soups.
My motto is always “Start where you are” and I encourage everyone to start making and drinking green smoothies and juices with whatever blender or juicer you may have, HOWEVER there are situations when it may be necessary to look into alternatives because your current equipment may not suitable for your needs. There are two…
How are you doing so far? Have you had your smoothie today? Or, at least, have you done your grocery shopping yet? If you still haven’t had a chance to do it, I hope that you’ll soon go and get yourself fresh ingredients for some amazing green smoothies! I just brought home a few bags…
“What’s the ONE Thing you can do this week such that by doing it everything else would be easier or unnecessary?” This question actually comes from a book “The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results” (which you can find here on Amazon – I’ll summarize the main points below, so bear with…
Does anybody else want to take their health to the next level? Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Do you want to lose weight? Have more energy? Clear the brain fog? Feel and look ten (or twenty) years younger?
I was really proud of myself for not getting sick the past FOUR years (after being used to getting sick at least 3-4 times per year every year), UNTIL about 3 weeks ago I got really sore throat, runny nose, and some serious headaches, which altogether lasted about 5 days — how annoying!
Yes, I’m drinking my green smoothies every day; yes, I make fresh juice more regularly – at least 2-3 times per month; and yes, I’m eating fairly healthful vegan diet (except for excessive cookie binges), but apparently that’s not enough. Admittedly my exercise routine is nonexistent, and with the cold weather I hardly ever get out (except for an occasional skiing trip), spending my days at a computer desk.
Even though the cold wasn’t too bad and didn’t last very long (in the past, my colds lasted 2-3 weeks or more), I decided to do something about it.
Mainly, because if I’m struggling, I think many of you are struggling too. And it’s no fun being sick. And I’m not talking just about those annoying colds and an occasional flu.…
I think I may have bought the bunch of the greenest bananas that were ever sold on the East Side of the continental US (specifically, in New Jersey). I wrote a couple of days ago about the Peach Avocado Smoothie that I made and how I laugh at those who say they don’t buy green bananas (or, even worse, sing it).
But here I am. Two days later, and still no ripe bananas.
So I ended up making a smoothie with some peaches, papaya, avocado, cucumber, plus collard greens and dandelion greens (shown in the photo), and the smoothie turned out quite green, even for my taste. I mean it was okay, but nothing to rave about.
So, does that happen to you and what do you do in such situations (other than closing your eyes and gulping it down as quickly as possible)?