Here's a peek into my kitchen...
This is what my counter top looks like just about every weekday morning these days.
Celia's smoothie, Jon's smoothie, and my breakfast and lunch/afternoon snack smoothies.
You'll notice J & C's smoothies are a bit more brown--which means they have more strawberries in theirs, and I have more greens in mine. One of the great things about getting off sugar, as it turns out, is that the less sweets you consume, the less you crave them, and the yummier "real" food tastes.
It's a perk. A happy green perk. :)
So why am I so in love with my green smoothies? Here's one of the many, many reasons: You need raw chlorophyll in your life. Lots of it. Lots and lots.
This convenient blog post will tell you why, since I'm not a nutritionist.
I like to get mine via the strawberry + spinach smoothie. Why? Because as much as I like a lovely green salad, I don't want it for breakfast (and although, throwing some spinach in with your scrambled eggs is yummy, it's so much better for you when it's raw).
People who say a strawberry + spinach smoothie is gross either a) don't like strawberries to begin with (and are therefore not my friends), or b) have never had a strawberry + spinach smoothie.
My friend (who likes strawberries as much as I do), let me introduce you to the blissful combination of health and yumminess. YOU NEED GREENS IN YOUR BODY. STRAWBERRIES TASTE GOOD. (Seriously, I probably get too excited about healthy food, but I'm okay with that.)
If you're a green smoothie newbie, just add a little bit of greens at a time. Throw some frozen strawberries, a bit of water (oh, let's say a cup of each), and some stevia (to taste) in the blender. Blend until smooth. Okay. Taste it. Yummy? Okay. Throw in a few leaves of spinach. Blend that puppy until you no longer see the green bits. Taste it. Yummy? Okay. Throw in a few more leaves. Repeat this process until you've added up to a cup of spinach. It's still yummy. Am I right? I'm totally right.
Seriously. Start just a little at a time. Yummy, yummy chlorophyll!
Note: this works with just about any fruit that will blend in said blender--I just happen to like strawberries and can handle the glycemic index of sugars they have--unlike sweeter fruits, which I have to avoid. If you're diabetic, you'll probably want to talk to your doctor (even though they probably don't know what they're talking about, because they have to do what the insurance companies say, and they just want to sell you medication, but I digress). I'm not a doctor, and this is not medical advice. This is a recipe and smartness.
Additional note: Someone mentioned this to me recently, so I thought I'd say something bout it here... although I would love all my produce and every morsel in my kitchen to be organic, they are sadly, not all organic. Let's be honest, I couldn't afford it if I tried! One day I hope to have my own garden and be able to grow my own foods, and buy more organic, but at current prices, please don't feel like I'm judging you if you're not buying organic either--baby steps!
Life is Good
Live Like You Mean It!
(and don't eat sugar, it's evil)
This little side blog of mine used to be mostly about food and health, and now it's mostly about Jesus.
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