The recent trend in smoothies and detoxing is everywhere these days, from healthy magazines, to celebrity gossip columns about who is fasting and what program they are using, I would like to add my two cents on the matter and comment about fasting and detoxing and the pro’s and con’s.
One of the most talked about detox or weight loss solutions involves Green Juice or Green Smoothies. Kimberly Snyder, the author of “The Beauty Detox Solution” vehemently espouses that starting your day off with her glowing green smoothie or green juice is the most powerful way to simultaneously up our mineral and enzyme consumption. Green based drinks are the real superfoods, condensing healthy vegetables and fruits by blending them together or juicing them and she also insists that by drinking this smoothie every morning between when you wake up until the time you eat lunch, your body will naturally detoxify itself and you will become more beautiful and healthy inside and out.
I have tried drinking these green smoothies everyday for two weeks and I felt amazing and energized and actually did not even need coffee to get me going in the morning and this was when I was working out at 5 am!!
-2 cups of water
-1/2 head of organic spinach
-1 head of organic romaine lettuce
-juice of half a lemon
-3-4 sticks of celery
-1 organic banana
-1 organic pear
-1 organic apple
You can make a huge batch at the beginning of the week and freeze individual servings(16-24 oz.) and then just microwave them when ready to drink. You might be thinking exactly what I thought upon making my first batch of this very green and vegetable looking smoothie, but honestly upon the first sip I was amazed, it tasted delicious!! I sipped on this smoothie from when I woke up to around lunch and felt energized, healthy, and full. This recipe will give you energy lasting for hours and make you clearheaded and calm.
Overtime as your body’s natural makeup shifts, your body will start rooting out the blockages and toxins in your system that cause those cravings for sugar, heavy foods and caffeine that you consumed frequently in the past. You will truly start loving these green drinks and the way they make you feel light and energetic, and also will help you drop anywhere from 5-12 pounds depending on how much unnecessary weight your body is holding onto.
So overall I highly recommend starting your day off with a glowing green smoothie and seeing how wonderful it makes you feel for at least a week or two. Ask yourself if two weeks out of your entire life can be taken to make a positive step towards your overall healthy, and I think and hope that the answer is “heck yes it is”.
Thanks so much and stay tuned for my next post, please let me know how you guys like this smoothie and when you start to see results!
Here is Kimberly Snyder’s own description of exactly how to make the Glowing Green Smoothie