I discovered this dynamic lady duo last fall while I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts: The Good Life Project. They created a website and book called ‘Simple Green Smoothies’. I also happened across this while looking for a birthday book to accompany the Vitamix we were all gifting our friend. I ended up buying the book for myself, as well. I LOVE it! It’s helped me master my green smoothies, and 10 months later, I’m hooked on these for my breakfast.
As most of you have heard, breakfast is THE most important meal of the day. Our digestive system has been resting for 8-10 hours while we sleep,and it’s just waking up, along with the rest of you. Starting the day off with something easily digestible is key. Women, especially, want to stay close to liquids like teas, water, and smoothies for the first couple of hours after waking. Your kidneys, liver, and digestive tract have been stagnant all night, so whatever you consume is going to affect how your organ systems start.
Smoothies are quick, easy, and portable. You can even put everything in the blender the night before and just whip it up in the morning. I hear people all the time tell me that they skip breakfast because they ‘don’t have time’. Honestly, it doesn’t get much easier than this. You can do this! I promise you.
I want to list some of the benefits of green smoothies for some inspiration:
I, personally, have noticed a huge change in my vitality, hunger level, pain level, and attention level throughout the day, since I started drinking these consistently.
Pour the coconut water in first, followed by the greens. Let your frozen fruit sit out for 2-3 minutes, if time allows to let them de-thaw a bit. Squeeze the lemon over the fruit, throw in the ginger and chia seeds. Blend until smooth. This should be enough for one large jar for one person or smaller jars for 2 people. I pour this into a jar and have lids with openings for a straw (these are pretty available in different places now, since this is a trending idea). And if you don’t like the plastic straws, there are stainless steelones available also. I take this with me in the car in the morning and drink while I’m driving my kids to school and while I’m at work.
I love my Vitamix blender and use it everyday, probably several times a day. I highly recommend it. If you don’t have one, any blender can work.
Try making green smoothies for 10 days and see how you feel. If you want to purchase their book: ‘Simple Green Smoothies’, I think you’ll have a lot of fun and find a lot of inspiration… I know I did and still do. Or you can visit their website to find some recipes that they always have posted there. Let us know about your successes by posting in Facebook. We’d all love to hear your stories and help inspire others!
With lots of love and hugs from New Mexico,