“Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners.” ~William Shakespeare
The winter holiday season is right around the corner and so are many unhealthy food temptations. Last year was a challenge for me and I did not like the way I felt after indulging in too many sodium and sugar laden treats. This year I plan to jump start my healthy intentions for the New Year by challenging myself to start each day off in December with a nutrient rich green smoothie. Would you like to join me?
The goal of this challenge is to have one green smoothie a day (either for breakfast or another time during the day). We will be incorporating more nutrients into our diet and together we will stay accountable and share recipes and ideas. This is not a fast but a way to increase your intake of greens and fruit. All you need is a blender (I used a regular blender for three years before I invested in a Vitamix) and the desire to try new recipes.
If you are new to green smoothies I can help get you started with recipes, tips, nutritional information and suggested shopping lists. There are many health benefits to green smoothies, including: chlorophyll and nutrients are easily assimilated into the body since the blender breaks down the cell walls of the greens, glowing skin, increased energy levels, and reduction of salty and carbohydrate food cravings.
This challenge is a great opportunity to kick start our 2014 health routines and will turn our kitchens into a beacon of nutrition. Join me and let the transformation begin!
Click here for Week #1 printable green smoothie recipes and shopping list.
Click here for Week #2 printable green smoothie recipes and shopping list.
Click here for Week #3 printable green smoothie recipes and shopping list.
Click here for Week #4 printable green smoothie recipes and shopping list.
If you want to read more about green smoothies click here to read a blog that I wrote in June about how I was first introduced to green smoothies.
Also, check out my green smoothie recipes here.
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Please feel free to share this challenge with your friends and family. The more people involved the more ideas, tips, recipes, and inspiration we will all receive. In December I will be posting a daily thread on my Produce with Amy Facebook page. Please like my page so you can join the conversation. Cheers to health and thriving in 2014!