Monday, June 28, 2010

I Spy a Green Smoothie!

I just love love love it when someone emails or comments on my blog to let me know that they discovered my site and started drinking Green Smoothies. Check out the newest Green Smoothie drinker Cara at Hide & Seek. Love the pic! S

Friday, June 18, 2010

another beautiful GS recipe (with liqueur!)

Check out Heather's GS recipe I just found at her Shivaya Naturals....

from the community garden...

Check out the especially special GS recipe that we made for the first pick of kale from our garden. S

I Heart Green Smoothie Posts

Just saw this great post and GS recipe over at Mon Ami... go check it out!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

doesn't it figure.........

that when i need them the most - i'm "too busy" to make my smoothie in the morning - and its makes the crazy - even crazier!!  this is one hectic week for me and most days i find i haven't even opened the fridge once all morning!  i missed the last 2 days of the challange b/c of that - and have yet to start again - but not anymore.  TONITE i am making sure i have everything all ready to throw into my smoothie first thing in the fact i wonder if i can just fill my blender w/the ingredients (minus the water) and stick that in the fridge.....i'm sure i can so that is what i'll do!  hope everyone is still making time for your smoothie!

Earth Mama's Favorite Smoothie

I thouroughly enjoyed jumping on this bandwagon of green smoothie drinking! After two weeks of 32oz a day, I took a day off. By the next day, my body was craving one so badly. With the addition og a 32oz green smoothie a day, I have pretty much seen all of my snacking desires fly out the window. If I imagine my smoothie as a snack or a meal and envision all of the fresh food piled up in front of me that goes into one of these smoothies, it's no wonder I've lost the snacking bug. If I do snack I try to eat a raw foods bar or some other more "pure" and less processed food. One thing I forgot during the smoothie challenge, was to think of my smoothie as a food, not a drink. I found I was craving water so much because at first I was thinking of my smoothie as a liquid, and not drinking enough fluids. Another change I have found is a craving and deep pull toward a more raw lifestyle. I'm sure, as with anything, and a house full of four kids, this will ebb and flow, and sometimes I will find myself not drinking a smoothie and eating something in a bag, but overall this Green Smoothie Challenge has changed my life and is here to stay. Thank you so much Suzanne!!

I found a lot of fun experimenting with the 40/60% rule and seeing the different concoctions I could come up with. I thought today I would share my absolute favorite smoothie.

Pineapple Mango Tango

3 cups chard removed from ribs
2 cups water
3/4 pineapple
2 bananas
1 cup frozen mango pieces

I made enough smoothie for me and my husband to have 32oz a day, as well as a little left over for my kids. What I did was blend the first three ingredients up and pour about 12 oz into two mason jars. I added and blended the rest of the ingredients, and then poured equal amounts of the remaining liquid into the two mason jars. I put tops on the jars and shook them to mix.


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

my "thank you smoothie" blog

Dear all,

today finally I am feeling the effects of 2 weeks green smoothies: feeling absolutely well! Well balanced, well minded, not bloated at all any more, feeling stronger and lighter.
My kids started to love the greenies every morning, alone that is a huge success!

Thank you Suzanne, for powering me up!