Aha, there is one thing I’ve been consistent with.
In May 2012, I made my first green smoothie. It was really green, as in pack the blender with spinach and add a banana and 2 strawberries and water. That actually tasted fine. The only time it was hard to drink was when I used a whole kale bunch with a banana. It cleared my sinuses and I made myself drink it all anyway because it was an expensive smoothie. Had I known what kale tasted like, I would’ve only used one leaf.
Since then, I’ve had one almost every single day unless I was out of town or on the rare occasion that I just didn’t make one.
My daily consistency isn’t as scary as it looks 🙂
Why did I start?
I decided to do something good for myself after researching about food and health related subjects. I was reading a book on raw food and knew I couldn’t follow that lifestyle. Maybe one meal out of the day be 90% raw seems doable… that’s when the smoothie came in, it seemed the easiest thing to do. It was time to have more greens in my diet and possibly preventing diseases as I get older.
Have I noticed major changes?
Not much. I thought my skin seemed “brighter” in the beginning but it could be my imagination. One thing for sure was that I didn’t really get sick. Usually once or twice a year I get the dreaded cold… sore throat, cough, congestion. This past year I felt a cold coming on, but it only lasted a day and then went away. Maybe it’s a coincidence, or maybe not. This has become a habit and something I’ll be doing… forever.
If you’re curious what I put in my drink, these days it’s a staple of: chia seeds, coconut oil, cilantro, and ginger. The greens are a combination of bitter and mild vegetables: Dandelion, arugula, or pennywort combined with spinach, lettuce, or cucumber. For fruit I use a banana. Sometimes I add almond butter and plain yogurt or aloe vera then blend it with rice drink. I mainly use whatever I have, I’m not picky. If you’re new to green smoothies, stick with spinach, lettuce or cucumber for your veggies because you can’t really taste it.
Does anyone have a green smoothie everyday? Or a fruit smoothie? Mmm those are yummy!!