Monday, April 5, 2010

Going Green...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkU8_zKNcis

I am on day eight of the green smoothie challenge and so far I am doing great. A real bonus to this challenge is that each day I get an email with the smoothie for the day. Along with the daily recipe includes a short note about its benefits, which acts both as a reminder and a motivator. Finally, the price is right, because it is free!

Although, I think the title 'green smoothie' is not that appetizing and might turn some people off, but you wait. Once you've had a glass I'm almost certain you'll want more... Just because it is healthy it does not need to taste bad.

In just this brief amount of time I already feel the effect of the drinks, in that I have more energy and clarity… and as I mentioned above it is actually quite delicious.

My favorite green smoothie so far is:
4/5 kale leaves,
3 apples,
½ lemon and
2 cups of water

Before I put it to my lips I gaze at the color of the liquid in the glass. It is bright, frothy, and very green, a colorful feast to my eyes to be sure. I bring it close to my nose and smell its lemony freshness and then drink this delicious elixir slowly to let my taste buds giggle delightfully. I just knew it would taste great!

I decided to look at where my food comes from started after I saw this video. Honestly, after seeing this film there is no avoiding or ignoring what goes into this body anymore. Maybe sometimes it is good to be ignorant but this is not one of them.

I'm looking forward to planting my garden and reaping even more benefits and it is comforting knowing exactly what I'm feeding my family from now on. It feels great to be in control.

P.S.

I've completed the 14 day challenge!!! Yay for me! It is not as difficult as it seems to change one item in ones diet and the benefits are tremendous, more energy, healthy skin, and hair. Who doesn't need clarity of mind? For all those reasons and more is why a 'green smoothie' a day is how I'll be starting each day from now on. Can you tell I just LOVE it. Thank you Anand and Runi you changed not only my life but the life of the people in my house! I challenge everyone to try this for life's sake.

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