What In The World Are You Waiting For?


All around, the news these days is bad. But I don’t need to tell you that. You’re a grown-up. You know as well as I the state of the world right now.

What you may not know is how to pull yourself out of this mess and take control of your own future, beginning with your own health.

How can you make sure you and your family stay healthy, no matter what the rest of the world decides to do?

It comes down to these simple steps that I’d like to invite you to take starting today.

When is the right time for you to take control of your health?

Right now.

Eating more fruits, vegetables, and greens is like hitting a reset button. It’s a chance to start over after weeks of indulging in holiday fare. But sometimes we need an extra nudge to add the good stuff back in — and it had better be tasty, or the habit won’t stick past Groundhog Day.

That’s why green smoothies and juices are so popular — they are delicious and will surely make you feel better if you just stick with them.

The magic of juices and smoothies, of course, is that a single glass can pack several fruits, veggies and greens — and all of their vitamins and minerals — into one meal or snack. That makes it easier to increase the fruits and vegetables we eat, which is just what the doctor ordered for many of us.

A lot of people say they don’t want to drink something green because they think it’s going to be nasty. But in smoothies greens nicely balance with the sweetness of the fruits, while giving you lots of the nutrients you need in the cold season.

So, I don’t know about you, but I’m starting this new year with a resolution to keep drinking green smoothies, and clean my diet even further.

After spending the Christmas skiing (and not drinking green smoothies for entire week), I came back with a bit of a cold (mostly runny nose), which has not happened to me in two years. (Before I started on green smoothies, I used to get sick 3-4 times per year, especially in the winter season, and the colds would last for 2-3 weeks).

Skiing Jay Peak Vermont

I definitely don’t like getting sick, so here is what I made this morning:

Green Smoothie in my Vitamix

Green Smoothie in my Vitamix: kale, parsley, mixed fruits and blueberries, bananas.

Green Reset Smoothie

Green Reset Smoothie


  • 1/2 bunch of kale
  • 1/2 bunch of parsley
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup mixed fruits (I buy frozen mix at BJ's: mango, starwberry, pineapple, and grapes)
  • 1 cup of blueberries (I buy frozen wild blueberries at BJ's)
  • 1.5 cups water (I add warm water, as I don't like my smoothies very cold)
  • Optional:
  • a piece of fresh ginger root
  • a stick or two of celery or cucumber (peeled)
  • 1/2 avocado, for creaminess


  1. Blend all ingredients on high in your blender.
  2. Pour into the biggest glass you have and enjoy!


If this is too "green" for you, add more fruit. Adjust the amount of water to your liking.


As you see this made a whole Vitamix pitcher (so maybe you’ll need to add a bit more or less to make your blender full). If your blender is small, just make your smoothie in batches.


As you see this made a whole Vitamix pitcher, so maybe you’ll need to add a bit more or less to make your blender full.


Full pitcher

Anyway, I’m making excellent use of my husband’s beer glasses – they are almost as tall as the Vitamix container, LOL…


I’m making excellent use of beer glasses – they are almost as tall as the Vitamix container, LOL

So what are you waiting for? I figure you should go for it, sooner rather than later.

It’s time to stop thinking about it…time to stop dreaming about it…time to make it happen.

Plus, you’ll be doing some good things for the planet too, if you start eating more unprocessed plant foods.

So, it’s not just about your personal health, but about the health of the earth, too.

BTW, if you still need to know why you should be drinking your greens, read this post:

For more inspiration and ideas, here are some popular posts that will give you plenty of recipes to try:

To Your Health!

Green Smoothies

Green Smoothies: Do it for your health, do it for the planet, do it for the animals.

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