Green Smoothies & Domino Effect: Let’s Kick of the Green Reset Challenge Already!

“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 me).

The book talks about how committing to ONE SMALL thing (and making sure it gets done, no matter what!) can get you EXTRAORDINARY results in business, and in life (and it certainly works for health and wellness, as well).

So, how about committing to drinking a cup or a quart of green smoothie today and every day!

>>>You can download The Introduction to the Green Reset Challenge, Sample Week 1 Recipes, Shopping List and Assignments here:



About The Green Reset Challenge, RECIPES & SHOPPING LIST for Week 1

Week 1- Challenge Assignment


Now, let’s not kid ourselves here, I know that by drinking one big green smoothie or juice today you are not going to see extraordinary results tomorrow, especially if you’ve been eating crappy pseudo-foods most of your life and not stimulating your body with enough physical activity.

However, I assure you that the impact it may have on your life OVER TIME is far beyond what you can envision right now.

Just imagine what will happen if you keep doing this one simple thing each and every day, for the next several weeks, months or years. Then this little GREEN SMOOTHIE HABIT will lead to another change and another, perhaps you start juicing, stop eating junk food, start exercising, and whatnot…

Picture yourself in six months or one year becoming healthier, leaner, having more energy, mental clarity and awareness.

People start noticing something different about you. You are not aging as quickly as everybody else, and you start looking younger than your peers (which you think is kind of cool and flattering). They start commenting that you don’t look your age. You don’t need to go to the doctor as often, perhaps just for periodic checkups. You feel more energetic, so you can finally do things you have been putting off for later. And this list can go on and on…

And if you don’t, a year from now you’ll just wish you started today…

So, it’s not just about blending and drinking a glass of green mush…

It’s about RESETTING your taste buds, your body, your health and YOUR ENTIRE LIFE…

It’s about starting a DOMINO EFFECT in your life…

“Every great change starts like falling dominoes.” BJ Thornton.

Here is an excerpt from the book that explains the power of domino effect:

“In Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, on Domino Day, November 13, 2009, Weijers Domino Productions coordinated the world record domino fall by lining up more than 4,491,863 dominoes in a dazzling display. In this instance, a single domino set in motion a domino fall that cumulatively unleashed more than 94,000 joules of energy, which is as much energy as it takes for an average-sized male to do 545 pushups.

Each standing domino represents a small amount of potential energy you’ve accumulated. Line up enough and, with a simple flick, you can start chain reaction of surprising power. And Weijers Domino Productions proved it. When one thing, the right thing is set in motion, it can topple many things. And that’s not all.

In 1983, Lorne Whitehead wrote in the American Journal of Physics that he’d discovered that domino falls could not only topple many things, they could also topple bigger things. He described how a single domino is capable of bringing down another domino that is actually 50 percent larger.

Do you see the implication? Not only can one knock over others but also others that are successively larger. In 2001 a physicist from San Francisco’s Exploratorium reproduced Whitehead’s experiment by creating eight dominoes out of plywood, each of which was 50 percent larger than the one before. The first was a mere two inches, the last almost three feet tall. The resulting domino fall began with a gentle tick and quickly ended ‘with a loud SLAM.’

Imagine what would happen if this kept going. If a regular domino fall is a linear progression, Whitehead’s would be described as a geometric progression. The result could defy the imagination.…Number 57 would practically bridge the distance between the earth and the moon!”

So when you think about success – whether you want to lose weight, recover from an illness, or simply feel better, shoot for the moon.

Getting extraordinary results is all about creating a domino effect in your life.

You do the right thing and then you do the next right thing. Over time it adds up, and the geometric potential of success is unleashed. The domino effect applies to the big picture, like your work or your business, your family and health, and it applies to the smallest moment in each day when you’re trying to decide what to do next or what to eat next.

Success builds on success, and as this happens, over and over, you move toward the highest success possible.

The key is it happens OVER TIME. Success is build sequentially. It’s one thing at a time.

When you see someone who is radiant and healthy, or successful and rich, they accomplished it over time.

And another important thing is…when you want the absolute best chance to succeed at anything you want, your approach should always be the same. GO SMALL.

Why? Because when you go as small as possible, you’ll be staring at one thing. And that’s the point.

You only have so much time and energy, so when you spread yourself out, you end up spreading thin. Going small is a simple approach to extraordinary results, and it works. It works all the time, anywhere and on anything.

So I want you reflect on what you just read as you accomplish your ONE SMALL THING for today – have your smoothie (recipes below).

Also, since this is the first day of the rest of your extraordinary life 😉 I also want you to record where you are right now.

So, here assignment for the next couple of days.

Green Reset Challenge Assignment for Week 1

Write down the following…

  • What does a typical day’s eating and exercising (physical activity) look like for you at the moment? Note it down, quickly – don’t over analyze, just write down the gist.
  • What feels right?
  • What feels really wrong, icky, ugh or just uncomfortable (note: this might even be stuff that you think you’re doing right – write it down anyway)
  • What are you proud of about the way you eat lately?
  • How are you feeling right now? How is your energy level? Your health? Your skin?
  • Take note of everything that’s bothering you, as well as everything that you are happy about.

Here are some ways you might like to record where you’re at today – the starting point of this challenge:

  • Photos or a single photo
  • Quick measurements with a tape: waist, butt at biggest point, chest
  • Body fat measurements if possible
  • A piece of clothing
  • It’s up to you if you want to take specific measurements.

Green Reset Challenge Recipes for Week Day 1

Start simple. I want you to start with a few simple recipes that you really like.

Make yourself a glass or, better yet, a quart of your favorite green smoothie.

If you don’t have a favorite, just use these spinach smoothie recipes or the recipes below for inspiration.

Start where you are. If you are just starting with the green smoothies – add only a handful of greens or perhaps a celery rib or peeled cucumber. If you are already drinking smoothies, commit to doubling the amount of smoothies or doubling the amount of greens in the smoothies (or both).


Tropical Pineapple Blast

  • 1 banana (ripe and peeled)
  • 1 rib of celery
  • ¼ cucumber (peeled if not organic)
  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen pineapple
  • 1 small handful of baby spinach
  • ½ inch piece of ginger (or less if you’re new to ginger)
  • 1-2 cups of water or coconut water

Creamy Green Drink

  • 1 avocado (ripe, peeled and pit removed)
  • 1 banana (ripe and peeled)
  • 1 orange (peeled and seeds removed)
  • 1 cup of baby spinach
  • 1-1 ½ cups of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • For a sweeter smoothie, add 1 tbsp agave nectar, maple syrup, or 1 pitted medjool date
  • *Optional: 5-6 ice cubes

Tropical Cleanse

  • 1 cup frozen or fresh pineapple
  • 1 small to medium banana (ripe and peeled)
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 cup water or coconut water (unpasteurized)

Banana-Berry Smoothie

  • 1 banana (ripe and peeled)
  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 3/4 cup of frozen mixed berries (or fresh strawberries or blueberries)
  • ¼ cup of raw nuts or raw seeds (almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, flax seeds or chia, or a combination of the above)
  • 1-2 cups of water or coconut water

Green Strawberry-Kiwi Lemonade

  • 1 kiwi (peeled, or unpeeled if organic)
  • ¾ cup of frozen or fresh strawberries
  • ¼- ½  cup of frozen or fresh pineapple
  • ½ lemon (peeled and seeds removed)
  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 1-1 ½ cups of plain water or coconut water

Even if you aren’t ready to use leafy greens, you can make any fruit smoothie a green smoothie. Simply add cucumber, celery ribs, parsley, cilantro, basil, mint leaves, spirulina, or sprouts.

As you get comfortable with green smoothies, I suggest working your way up to 2 cups of leafy greens such as spinach (best for a beginner), kale, spring greens, Swiss chard or romaine lettuce (kale is my favorite).

Then add 1-2 servings of fruit (I always use at least 2 different fruits).

Initially, I don’t want you to add anything else to your smoothies beyond fruits and greens. We want to RESET your taste buds before we start adding other ingredients.

However, if you’re already drinking green smoothies or just want to experiment, feel free to super charge smoothie add up to ¼ cup of raw nuts or seeds, or super foods such as goji berries, chia seeds, acai, maca, or raw cacao.

You can download The Introduction to the Green Reset Challenge, Sample Week 1 Recipes, Shopping List and Assignments here:



About The Green Reset Challenge, RECIPES & SHOPPING LIST for Week 1

Week 1- Challenge Assignment


Questions? Comments? Suggestions?

Submit your comments below, and stay tuned for Days 5-10 of the challenge!

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