To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
- lighter food
- lighter clothing
- lighter thinking
- lighter evenings (yay)!
Less heavy meals means easy work for your body and mind, not to mention a light energetic feeling to boot. Easy to digest fruit sugars give the body a nice buzz that doesn’t crash and leave you down in the dumps. Less pasteurized fruit juices and over the counter smoothies means more fresh enzymes and less additives, sugar, or other things you don’t want or need.
More fresh fruits means more vital energy pulsing through your veins. More blended live enzymes means the body gets a hand digesting (imagine digestion that wasn’t taxing!) More greens, fiber, and good fat from this combo will result in all round feel good vibes. Everyday.
Everyday Green Smoothie:
- (1) avocado (feel free to use a half or a whole)
- (1) cup chopped fresh or frozen fruit (berries, summer fruit, apple, mango)
- (1) banana (you can sub this out too)
- (1) cup liquid – apple juice, water, almond milk*
- (1-2) leaves kale or a handful of fresh spinach leaves
- (1-2) dates (optional)
Add your ingredients to the blender, blend on high for a minute or two, and enjoy!
* Start with one cup of liquid and add more if needed.
One the topic of liquid, I am a little old-school and have a thing about mixing fruit with other foods – years ago (like almost 20 years or so) I read a number of books on proper food combining and have never really dropped the idea that fruits should be eaten alone or not at all.
With that said, almond milk in smoothies is utterly delicious. My own personal experience tells me almond milk can combine with longer digesting fruits like banana, but it is up to the individual to find what works for them on this one.
For more current info on this topic by someone I really admire, check out the beautiful New York based raw food cleanse guru Natalia Rose here.
This is one of my go to post-fast meals, especially for the morning after a fast day. Or, if I feel that I can’t go without food entirely on a fast day (it happens), it’s common for me to whip up a fairly generous portion of this to take with me to consume when I need it (but never before).
Because fasting isn’t always about not eating, and consuming smoothie for a portion of a day would be a great way to ‘go without’ for many who typically eat heavier, more taxing foods as habit or preference.
The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.
~ Deepak Chopra
- What is your fave smoothie fruit?
- Are you enjoying the extra daylight too?
I love receiving your feedback and know many of you will have a lot to add here – I’d love to know your favorites!
On another note, my feet really look great – though who are we kidding, I think I only go for the massage!
I looked for some of the suggested shades (thank you!), was unsuccessful, and ended up choosing something called “Clubbing all Night” by OPI. Don’t quote me exactly on the name, but it’s a delightfully sparkly orange that is making me very happy – not to mention making me imagine myself as (just a little) bad ass with that name…
Next up: a little something with quinoa!
I hope you are all having an amazingly wonderful week – and here’s to lighter living in honor of the arrival of spring!
Yours in Less,