Friday, January 14, 2011

2 Week Results

It's been about 2 weeks since I began making green smoothies and have noticed some changes.

First of all, I have more energy. Before I would be very sleepy by mid afternoon and need a small nap or at least a rest for a half hour to recharge my batteries. Now I can go all day long feeling alert with no feelings of sluggishness.

Next my skin has cleared up! Not completely, but at least far better than it was. That's always a plus for us ladies.

Unfortunately, husband and child aren't into the smoothies. I've even tried blending them with more fruit, but Aidan just doesn't care for it. Golf is so-so with them.

So far I've used spinach, kale, collard greens, mint, green chard and red chard. I mix them up a bit, but I find that the tougher leafed greens like the collards and kale are very "chewy" in the smoothie and I find that I have to choke it down. The softer leafed greens like spinach and chard blend more smoothly and are very easy to drink.

I like to mix these greens with fruit, usually apple and pear, and I put in a little bit of steevia in to sweeten it a bit and make it more palatable. Once melon comes into season, I'll blend in honeydew and cantaloupe.

Cucumbers and celery stalks have been added now and then to add freshness.

Within the next month or so I would like to get this book called Green Smoothie Revolution, by Victoria Boutenko.

Not only does this book go over the benefits of consuming raw greens, but it has lots of recipes for varying your smoothie recipes to give you a wide variety of different greens.

More updates coming soon!

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