Per some requests, I'm sharing my newest discovery in all things health: the green smoothie. For a long time now, I've been kicking myself for throwing away so many good greens each week because I just can't figure out what to do with them. Also, I really don't like greens. But I know it's good for me. I was inspired to create green smoothies because of two incidents. First, I watched my friend Gigi make the concoction. Though she drank it with a pinched nose, she justified the not-so-great taste by explaining that it's her "morning medicine." My second mode of inspiration came from my chiropractor. He let me borrow a book called Green For Life. I'm now convinced that greens should be its own food group:)
For those of you who have CSA boxes and don't quite know what to do with the produce, making smoothies is your easiest bet - even with the veggies and the tops! I invested in a Vitamix. There is all sorts of good stuff you can do with it like make smoothies, sauces, soups, fondue, etc. In particular, you can juice an entire vegetable (such a carrot with the tops and all) and retain all its nutrients. Again, it's an investment, but I will say that I use this machine at least once a day. On average, I use it twice a day - mostly for green smoothies. Here is the method to my madness:
|This is what it looks like in the blender. It's a lot of greens - two servings worth!|
I'm prepping for the upcoming challenge. Gah!
One hour of yoga.
Notes (to myself) about this workout: LOVE LOVE LOVE yoga!