Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Challenge....of greenish proportions

so Amy over at ~MuddyBoots~ posted about a green smoothie challenge, which originated from Jennifer over at HappyFoody!

I am a few days behind the boat here, but in all honesty it's never to late for your health!!
I down anywhere between two to three smoothies a day as does Bill now. Who might I add, was a lot like Amy's hubby about the whole smoothie idea!! Anyone who knows MY hubby, knows what a challenge this would have been for him...if he can do it YOU can do it!

They are yummy, chock full of good healthy nutrition and completely eliminate the whole "I don't have time to eat healthy" excuse. NO MORE EXCUSES!!!!!

You can read all the info about how to go about this at both Amy's and Jennifers blogs, since my cut&paste is not co-operating today! grrrrrr!!

I have a lot of it covered, my biggest challenge I think will be sugar. While we do not consume refined sugar, I still use some unrefined sugar in baking and making homemade teas and lemonade, so does that count?

So jump on the bandwagon!!! What are you waiting for??

Rev up your blenders and get on board with the smoothiEvolution!!

here's my three main ones:

1 handful spinach
1handful mixed berries
1 banana
1 spoonful of Greens extra energy
1 spoonful coconut oil
water or orange juice or carrot/celery juice I've made with my juicer (usually about 1-2 cups or so)
Blend until a smooth consistency and drink away!!
(I take my Omega oils with this)

Mid afternoon:
1 cup of goat yoghurt
1 handful strawberries
1 handful of yellow fruit (peach/mango etc)
splash of goat milk
raw egg

1 handful mixed fruit (peaches mangoes honeydew)
1 handful berries
1-2 carrots
1 banana
1 handful spinach (or other greens like baby mixed salad greens)
2 tsp MacaSure powder and Greens powder
1 tsp coconut oil
juice or water

*If my muscles are sore or I have general aches from activity, I will juice about 2 cups worth of cherries twice per day to use as liquid in my smoothies. Cherries can and do help relieve pain and inflammation* I like to juice them so I don't have to deal with the pits. You can blend them as well, just take out the pits!!lol

These are just basic, they change with the seasons and what is available and what is cheapest. Bananas are one of the most versatile fruits for smoothies I have found.
Berries are in season right now, so we have been taking full advantage of that and all the fabulous antioxidants!! Bill's dad brought us a big box of peaches and cherries, so I will be freezing lot's of those!!

Get going!! Your body will thankyou!