Anywho, I want to tell you all about this healthy smoothie I've become privy to from a woman I posted about not too long ago. Heather Lindsey posted about this Glowing Green Smoothie (GGS) on her blog. I thought it was interesting but at the time I had no desire to try it. However, as I've been getting older I feel the need to do more for my health and be better to myself, inside out. So, I reconsidered. And I checked out the site of the young lady where this originated from - her name is Kimberly Snyder and her website explains all about detox and diet/health, etc.
So, I went to Whole Foods today to get everything I need to start this tomorrow. I had my last cup of Starbucks yesterday (today was PAINFUL! Lol) and I plan to drink these everyday instead of that cup of coffee. I'm looking forward to the natural energy I'll have (without caffeine and sugar - the crash you get w/that is horrible!) and I know I'm doing something great for my body, also.
- 1/2 cups of filtered or spring water
- 1 head chopped organic Romaine lettuce
- 8 cups of organic spinach
- 3 stalks organic celery
- 1 organic apple, cored and chopped
- 1 organic pear, cored and chopped
- 1 organic banana
- Juice of 1/2 organic lemon
To make - Add water, chopped lettuce, and chopped spinach to the blender. Turn the blender on slow speed and mix until smooth. Gradually increase blender speed as you add the celery, apple, and pear one item at a time. Lastly, add the banana and lemon juice :-)
Drink this in place of your breakfast in the morning. Tomorrow is my first day! I already made my smoothie for the next 2 days. Lol This way it's ready to go for me since I have to be up early. My other smoothie is in my freezer to thaw out for Sunday.
I tasted a small amount & it was GOOD y'all! Don't let the green fool ya! ;-) Let me know if you try it.