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    Green Smoothie Glow

    Sat, Aug 15, 2009

    Eating Better, green smoothies

    Green Smoothie Challenge

    Last St. Patrick's Day I participated in the 3 day green smoothie challenge (actually, I think it may have been one week).

    The benefits to my health have been enormous.

    At that time, it took only a day or two to immediately feel a difference in myself – I felt calm. Better than I remember feeling in a long time and have often thought – I need to do that again!

    My skin was also better right away. My skin tends to be red and blotchy which highlights large pores as well. Not great at all! 

    But my skin tone evened out so much that my daughter, who had been away on holiday came back and almost the fist thing she said to me was "Mom, your skin looks like water."

    I'm thinking that the cleansing effect of the greens (that's one of their biggest benefits) reduces inflammation and the rest is clear skin and smooth sailing! 

    It really did have that clear kind of glow that you see on people with nice, healthy complexions.

    Obviously it was noticable.

    One more thing – if you're feeling puffy and bloated, it will help to get moving things along. Bye


    Since the challenge, I have been in the habit of having at least one or two green smoothies per day and generally eat more fruit and veggies than I used to but I haven't been focused on eating a raw diet the way I was. 

    Today is International Green Smoothie Day and the first day of a new 3 day challenge.

    IT'S ON!

    I've joined again and thought you might like to give it a try.

    You don't need to eat only green smoothies for 3 days.

    The idea is to increase your intake of raw/green foods over the next 3 days.

    If you presently eat none, you will do very well to get one in there every day. You will feel the difference.

    If you already have a smoothie or two a day and eat some veggies, you might want to ramp it up over the next 3 days.

    And anything in between!

    Summer time is a great time to do it, there are plenty of farmer's markets around and nice veggies and fruits to choose from. It's hot, we don't want so many heavy meals and quick is nice – fruit and veggies are some of the best fast foods you will find.

    Don't wait, jump in now and get ready to glow.


    You can even get your kids in by giving them some too. A fantastic way to get them to eat some really good stuff – and like it!

    One hint, be sure to get them – and you – to brush your teeth after your smoothies.  

    Click here to find out more about green smoothies and the challenge.

    Ladies, start your blenders – Green Smoothie Challenge

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    1 Comments For This Post

    1. Loretta Says:

      I’m all for fruit smoothies, but I haven’t been able to get into the swing of the green ones yet… and now my blender died from all my smoothie making!

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