They are a very easy way to get a lot of servings of those fresh fruits and greens that you know you need but just can't seem find the time or the taste buds to munch them all down. This week try a few different kinds of green smoothies out! Have one at least 3 times this week and then see if you can't manage to have them at least 4 or 5 times a week for the rest of the contest! Don't worry about changing ANYTHING else this week, just notice the difference in how you feel! When I first started drinking lots of green smoothies my baby was not sleeping well at all but I found that because of the smoothies I was not tired like I should have been. I had more energy, didn't need to take expensive supplements, I gently cleansed (so expect a little of that) and I LOST weight! Just to name a few things! If you have a phobia to green foods you can start with less greens and more fruit and then as you see that there is nothing to be afraid of ;) you can add more greens.
Our nation is one of the most overfed yet undernourished countries in the world! Green Smoothies are a very simple way to add lots and lots of nourishment with very little effort! Trust me your body with thank you!!! Many of us are literally starving for nutrition and we don't even know it. We will get lots of cravings because our bodies are trying to find a way to fulfill it's nourishment NEEDS! We will gain weight and then we try to diet only to add more to the starvation. Once I found ways to truly nourish my body I found my cravings started to go away! Anymore I don't even crave junk food in fact most times I find it pretty tasteless and unappealing!
So come on give it a try! Just play with it and don't give up if you really hate the first one I promise they grow on you. Plus you can make it according to your tastes. If you really hate raspberries you don't have to put them in. Start with Spinach for the greens (since it is very mild and you won't taste it) and then you can add others for more nutrition as you start to see that the taste of green gets covered by the fruit! I have a basic recipe here on my blog. And if you think there is no way they can taste good be sure to give my Creamsicle Green Smoothie a try and I just posted a Chocolate Peanut Butter one so be sure to give it a try!
So there you have it your body will be more nourished than it has ever been! It's a great way to start the day and Matt it can EASILY and very HEALTHFULLY become a meal replacement drink unlike Slim Fast which is mostly sugar and synthetic nutrients. That will leave you wanting and will slow your metabolism WAY down because you are essentially STARVING yourself! Which will then cause you to put on weight even more easily! So forget the Slim Fast and go get you a