I’ve been having them for breakfast, and after getting used to the odd texture and the initial trauma to my digestive system as I “cleansed” (we’ll just leave it at that), I have decided I quite like them. So far I’ve been using kale, tomatoes, celery, carrot, lemon, sometimes spinach, sometimes banana, and I throw in a little flax seed and then a touch of old bay seasoning for taste. In just two weeks, in conjunction with a new exercise regime (I’m logging an hour a day on the exercise bike, walking tons, and other things), I’ve not only lost a few pounds, but my BP is down a few points (it wasn’t bad to begin with), I wake up more alert and with more energy, I find my mood is more positive (not that you would notice here), and I no longer need a nap in the afternoon. I even tried to nap the other day just BECAUSE I LIKE TO NAP, and I couldn’t.
Not sure how much to attribute to the exercise or the smoothie, but I will just assume it is a synergistic effect. Regardless, it is a rather easy lifestyle modification, and I plan to stick to it. KALE- NOT JUST FOR DINNER ANY MORE.
So share with me your green smoothie recipes. I’m thinking I might use some fennel and maybe beets tomorrow.