Sunday, April 25, 2010

I Think I'm Hooked!

It has been a full week now of green smoothies. A happy discovery has been that this is much easier than I thought it would be. I am actually craving them! Two weeks ago, I cut gluten out of my diet after finding that I have a wheat/gluten sensitivity. I have to say that these two changes - no to gluten, yes to green smoothies - have had an amazing effect on my eating habits. I no longer crave sugar and carbs - instead, I crave healthy green smoothies. Wowzee! I try to have my smoothie as my one raw meal a day - usually breakfast. I have used romaine, red leaf lettuce and kale as my greens. This week, I would like to try some spinach in the mix. My favorite smoothie so far has been romaine, apple, pear and mint. Oh how I love mint leaves added to a smoothie! I also have discovered after using kale that a banana can sweeten anything up and make it taste good. I must admit that I paid my kids to take a few sips of a smoothie. My youngest really liked it - he drank a full glass of the one I made! Oh happy day!!! Here is a green smoothie recipe from my accupuncturist (I must admit I have not yet tried this one):

Arugula, spinach, parsley, green apple, avacado and sprouts

I think I'm going to adapt it a bit and do arugula, spinach, mint, red apple and avacado

So far, this has been an eye opening experience. I seriously think I will be doing this forever. Thank you Suzanne for the enlightenment!


  1. Yay! Glad I'm not the only novice whose 'seen the light'! Sounds like you are having a great time. I've found my cravings to be a bit less too, though not completely gone. Maybe I should cut out gluten entirely - food for thought as they say!

  2. I agree with both of you - I seem to have less craving for sweets. I'm not sure how much of that is psychological, feeling that since I'm doing myself such a favor, why mess it up. Whatever the reason, I'm happy about it!