Monday, 16 April, 2012 00:53 Last Updated on Monday, 16 April, 2012 07:56
“You have decided you want more, more for your body, your wellbeing, your heart. You made the choice to be here, to be present and to meet the challenge full on, you are ready, ready to be the healthiest , happiest version of you. When you truly decide, success is yours.” Nanda MacNeil
For a week I peddled back and forth trying to decide if I should launch a 5 Day Green Challenge. It was late notice. I do lot of things late. Then late on Friday, 3 days ago, I launched it. I dreamed of 100 of us going for the green. Guess what? The universe responded.
We are over 100 strong bodies gearing up for green goodness.
Allow yourself this week to notice how you feel endulging in green smoothies in the morning. Notice how you feel mid day. Notice your energy.
There is no right way to do this.
Smoothies are one thing. Green smoothies are another. I feel a little more gorgeous drinking greens. My simple suggestion is to first choose your green then add your fruit and liquid. My favorite green smoothie is in fact purple but I wanted to embrace the color of green to kick off this week. If you like a light green color think light colors.
choose one or two of mango, banana, pineapple, kiwi, pear, milk- almond, coconut ect. and one dark green.
If you like dark smoothies think darker colors.
blueberry, strawberry, red apple and 2 dark greens.
Choose your blender.
You’ll want to invest in a quality blender to make really good smoothies. If you are on a budget, I recommend starting with The Magic Bullet. The Magic Bullet is great for single serving smoothies. It has a high powered motor with strong blades that liquifies food to a good degree.
If you have a problem with textures you will need to invest in a Vitamix or Blendtec. You’ll find no chunks or food pieces when your smoothies are made in these.
If you have low thyroid function go ahead and steam your kale, collard or spinach for 1-2 minutes. Then rinse it under cold water and continue to add it to your smoothie. By slightly steaming these cruciferous veggies you remove the goitrogen properties that can potentially inhibit thyroid function. For more information visit my facebook page.
Pineapple Kale Delight
1 cup coconut milk
1 kale leaf, slightly steamed
1 handful parsley, chopped
1/2 green apple
pineapple or banana