September 27, 2012
I'm loving all the positive feedback on your smoothie experiences. It makes me over-the-moon happy to hear so many people are feeling the magic of a green smoothie and have naturally integrated them into their daily routines. It's important to keep listening to your body, if you find your smoothies aren't going down as easily it may mean you need to switch things up. Try less fruit, different combinations or juicing. Once you've swept the digestive track with all that fiber your body might be asking for a break and a few days of green juice could be the answer. Variety is everything. Basic Green Juice Servers 2 to 3 1 cucumber 1 head of celery 4 handfuls of spinach OR 1/2 bunch of kale OR other dark leafy green 1 apple 1/2 lemon, juiced 1/4" fresh ginger If you don't have a juicer, blend ingredients then pour through a nut milk bag or nylon stocking (fine in a pinch) to separate the pulp. Juice usually keeps about 12-24 hours in an airtight glass bottle, refrigerated of course. Feel free to play around with combinations, yams and sweet potatoes are yummy juiced as are beets. Drinking fresh green juice means loads of vitamins and minerals with none of the stress on your digestive track and it's sooo very good for you. Give it a try... you'll probably love it!