I have to tell all of you about what we’ve been doing to get healthy here at the ML2S household. I always love to share things that I love with you guys because you are like my extended family. I was perusing Amazon one night and decided to buy a blender. When I put it in my cart a book popped up that people sometimes buy with the blender I bought (you know how they give you recommendations based on what you’re purchasing). The book that popped up is called Green Smoothie Revolution . I ended up buying it because I figured we could use some smoothie recipes and I was using gift cards from Swagbucks so it ended up being free.
When the book arrived I started reading through it and couldn’t believe how beneficial it claimed green smoothies to be. I decided to give them a try. They are basically a blend of green leafy veggies like spinach and kale (don’t say yuck yet), fruits and water as a base. The fruits actually cover the veggie taste and they end up being quite good when you get used to them (not as good as pizza or ice cream, but you know what I mean). If you are just starting out add extra fruit so that you like it. You will naturally progress to a “greener” smoothie, but give it time.
Honest to God the day after I first tried them I had SO much energy. It actually took me a little while to fall asleep. As time has gone by I have noticed more and more benefits to them. They increase energy, help you lose weight, minimize arthritis side effects, make your hair more thick and bowels regular and the list goes on…
The funny thing is that the twins LOVE them. I make a pitcher of them every day (varying the ingredients) and we sit down and drink them together. Olivia loved them from the first drink. She will usually drink a few cups of it. Kayla didn’t love them initially, but was always willing to have 1/2 cup or so. I never forced her, but now she loves them and drinks at least as much as her sister. I love it that they are getting their veggies and enjoying them.
Fast forward a few months and I have seen the difference that they have made in our lives. We’ve gotten healthier because of our green smoothies. We have more energy and I know I feel healthier. I got my hair cut last week and my regular hairdresser without knowing about the green smoothies asked what I was doing different because my hair was noticeably thicker. I have made them for most of my family. My brother loves them and always has a pitcher “on ice”. He is a nurse and works at a nursing home so he is always on his feet. He can’t believe how much better his feet feel. He has introduced them to all of the other nurses that he works with.
Have you tried green smoothies ? If so, I’d love to hear your thoughts. You can google recipes, but here’s one that I use. I don’t really measure anything. I just grab handfuls of this and that.
- 1 c. baby spinach (uncooked)
- 1c. kale (uncooked )
- 10 strawberries
- juice from 1 lemon
- 1 apple
- 1 banana
- 2 c. water
Blend in a mixer until well blended and drink up ! Oh and if you’re gonna try them because of this post let me know what you think and what changes you see. I’d love to hear.