Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Green Smoothie Challenge Days 1-4

As I mentioned in my previous post, I decided to do a 30 day Green Smoothie Challenge (GSC). Green Smoothies were the start of consuming more raw foods for me. After a couple of weeks, people around me began to comment on how great my skin looked. I noticed my allergies weren’t bothering me as much. My nose cleared up completely!
Check out my last 4 days of GS.

Day 1 GS

Pineapple and Kale 
3 large Kale leaves
1 cup pineapple
1 Large piece of ginger
hemp seeds

Day 2-GS turned into a GJ (green juice)
Unpasteurized Apple Juice
2-3 large handfuls of spinach
1/3 banana
1 inch peice of ginger
1 tsp raw honey

Day 3- Tuesday's GS
Kale Colada
1/2 banana
2 tsp coconut butter
lime big piece of ginger
1tsp honey

Day 4 Wednesday's GS (Double Day)
Green Apple Spice
Unpateurized Apple Juice
3 large handfuls spinach
Dash of cinnamon
large piece ginger
juice fom 1/2 lemon

Mango and Parsley Colada
1 Young Coconut and its juice
1 small handful of parsley
splash of vanilla
pinch of salt
lime juice 

**I'm trying to get over an illness so, I've been adding ginger, garlic, honey and cinnamon to many of my meals and drinks**

Sunday, August 15, 2010

30 Days / 30 Green Smoothies

Hey Everyone!

In my last post I mentioned that a I stopped eating a high raw diet for about 3-4 days and began to get migranes and eventually, I got sick. I still don't feel well but I feel like it's getting worse. Because of this, I've decided to go back to eating 90% raw starting today. What's the number 1 go to food for Raw Foodist? The Green Smoothie! Why?
Answer- Because they pack so much nutrients and vitamins. They're tasty and an easy way to get your greens in.

So why not start a Green Smoothie challenge? For 30 days I will drink a different Green Smoothie each day! If you're interested in learning more about green smoothies please visit The Smoothie Revolution or Green For Life.  If you're interested in doing your own Smoothie Challenge or just want some more recipes come back to visit me and Green Diva Mom.

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Not sure what's going on but...

I don't like it!

Last week I had a migraine that lasted for a couple of days, but I was still on track. My updates are not flowing as I would like because of my schedule combined with getting sick. As of a 3 days ago I began not feeling well. Supposedly, it’s my sinuses – which I’m taking OTC medication for and now I feel like it’s going to be a full blown cold. I have never, since the age of 14, caught a cold in the middle of summer. I’ve lived in AZ for 5-6 years and have been sick twice in the winter. What’s going on?

Thank God I don’t feel weak yet. I have to teach tomorrow- yes Saturday, take my little sister out for the day so, I’m doing everything I can to make sure I don’t get any worse. Today is a green smoothie, lots of water and tea day.

I also have to admit that I cut back on eating raw about the time my migraine started. During the past 4 before I began to get sick I had no-so- good food. Could that have something to do with what’s going now? I know correlation does not mean causation all I know is what I was eating 80- 95% raw I was feeling great, then I stopped and now I'm sick.

Help me out? What do you think?