2/28/13

The Green Smoothie

The Green Smoothie

If you have an Instagram or Twitter account, I am sure you have seen pictures detailing the recent Green Smoothie trend. They are everywhere!

Kimberly Snyder, a registered dietitian and nutritionist for celebrities says, "Ongoing cleansing is a critical way to reach your highest potential of health and beauty. The Glowing Green Smoothie retains all of the fiber of the greens and fruit, rather than removing it. Blending helps make greens’ full spectrum of nutrition readily available to the body. Nutrients are encased inside plant cells and getting their benefits requires these cells’ walls to be ruptured."
 
How stinkin cute is she??

I have to admit that I could definitely use a few more greens into my diet, and I am thinking that a green smoothie is the way to go. I have made them before, but I would like to incorporate them into my diet on a more frequent basis.

Kris Karr is another green smoothie advocate who claims that green juice is what helped her overcome stage 4 cancer. 

 KrisCarr.com

She writes on her blog:

"My backstory and why the heck I know a thing or two … On Valentine’s Day in 2003, I was diagnosed with a very rare and incurable (yet thankfully slow-growing) stage 4 cancer. This whiskey tango foxtrot moment (that’s military lingo for WTF?!) sparked a deep desire in me to stop holding back and start living like I mean it! I wanted to feel better, love harder and enjoy my life more fully. So I hit the road on a deep healing pilgrimage and have never looked back. Nearly ten years later, my life is truly, madly magical–even with cancer. If I can pull that off, just imagine what YOU can do!" (source)

After perusing her website for 2.5 hours, I decided that I really need to cut sugar out of my diet for good.

It's just SO BAD. SO SO SO BAD. It is food for cancer cells (literally).

And I don't want to get cancer, or make a way for cancer to grow on my body. Although I can't completely prevent these things from happening, I can be pro-active by making good choices! It's amazing how FOOD, not medicine made her cancer go away, and her incredibly healthy lifestyle
Curious how a regular juicing and smoothie practice can transform your life? Behold …
  • zippy energy
  • glowing skin
  • cellular detox
  • less inflammation
  • boosted immunity
  • mental clarity
  • restful sleep
  • leaner body
  • more sizzle between the sheets
  • random bouts of happiness
  • increased longevity
  • ability to wear tiny bikinis long after it’s appropriate!
- See more at: http://kriscarr.com/products/crazy-sexy-juices-succulent-smoothies/#sthash.G3r2CEBB.dpuf

Curious how a regular juicing and smoothie practice can transform your life? Behold …
  • zippy energy
  • glowing skin
  • cellular detox
  • less inflammation
  • boosted immunity
  • mental clarity
  • restful sleep
  • leaner body
  • more sizzle between the sheets
  • random bouts of happiness
  • increased longevity
  • ability to wear tiny bikinis long after it’s appropriate!
- See more at: http://kriscarr.com/products/crazy-sexy-juices-succulent-smoothies/#sthash.G3r2CEBB.dpuf
Want to try Kimberly's Glowing Green Smoothie??? See the recipe below. 

The Glowing Green Smoothie 





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If you like a creamier/icier smoothie, try this one from Two Peas and Their Pod.

It's so pretty :)
 




1 large orange, peeled and segmented
1/2 of a large banana, cut into chunks
6 large strawberries
2 cups spinach
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt (I use Chobani 0%)
1 cup ice


Blend :)

Go drink some greens and have a happy Thursday!

4 comments:

  1. I've recently been making a few green smoothies for me and my daughter. I love that I can give her and myself such a huge nutritional blast and it actually taste good!

    I don't get why people are turned off by them. My 6 year old likes them!

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  2. I defiantly need to try this!! Looks and sounds so good!!

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  3. Take a look at the smoothies on the Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead site. They're the ones Dave and Connie used to loose 100+ pounds. The green one is yucky but it does give you a lot of energy. The green juice we use is 1 bunch of spinach, 5 green apples, 1 bunch parsley, 1 bunch celery, 4 carrots, 1 cucumber, 1 bunch of kale & 1 small bunch of broccoli.

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  4. I am a huge fan of green smoothies! This one looks incredible and makes me want to have one for breakfast. Fruit should definitely make it seem like summer : )

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