Wednesday, April 9, 2008
I made the most wonderful green smoothie this morning! It was bursting with flavor and energy. I think on of the major things that needs to be changed about the S.A.D. or Standard American Diet is breakfast. I remember being told Wheaties was the breakfast of champions but really you need fuel to start your day.
Did you know you can add kale (my favorite) to a smoothie and get a great deal of your daily greens -fiber, iron and protein in this delicious shake? I have friends in California who swear by this smoothie. There are various recipes but today I just used what I had in the frig. I am not too sure about using spinach or collards - try it out and let me know. I know it is GREEN but so is the beautiful grass, the velvet-like mountains and money. There must be something good in store for you if you drink green!
3 to 4 leafs of fresh kale-washed
unsweetened coconut flakes (about a tablespoon or more if you want more)
agave nectar (optional - just a dash for extra sweetness.)
1 banana (frozen is nice but not necessary)
half a pear
1/3 cup of juice ( I used orange juice but apple is good, too)
1. Take the leafs off the stem and place them in the blender.
2. add the rest of the ingredients and blend really well.
3. Once blended add a cup of ice and blend again.
Drink up! I know it is good because my son (the fast food lovin' teen drank half of mine, the rest in the blender and asked me to make another one!)
Try this instead of coffee at work and see if your co-workers don't get blinded by your light and energy. My camera is on the blink so I am borrowing picture for now but I will start taking some of my own soon. If you are in need of re-evaluating your way of eating - incorporating natural foods into what you do is a good start. I think the more fresh and natural you go the more you crave the good stuff. Lastly, what helps me to eat healthy is to ask myself each time before I eat "Is this Goddess food? Is this food a proud product of Mama Sistah Earth? Is this food from her womb?