Ugh! It’s the sixth of December and I haven’t blogged once this month! Shame on me.
It seems like the holiday season has already started to take its toll on me. I haven’t been getting to the gym nearly as much and instead have been going out for fun social events that involve drinking and eating foods I don’t typically eat. While they are always a good time, I can always feel it the next day.
I would say, when did I become so old? But I think it’s more that I started taking better care of myself(less booze, less processed foods, more exercise, more organic food and tons of fruits and veggies) and now I can really feel it when I veer from that lifestyle. I literally crave salads and water.
To help counteract the junk I have been taking in, I have tried to throw some more green smoothies in my diet. Yes, they often taste like salads in a glass, but it makes me feel so much better that something good is going into my body. It also helps with all the bloat I get from deviating from a less processed diet.
Here is one I have been making:
A few hand fulls of romaine and spinach. 3 stems of kale with leaves on. 1 apple. 2 stalks of celery. 1/4 of an avocado. Squeeze of lemon. 3-4 cubes of ice. 1/2 to 1 cup of water.
Blend really well.
If you aren’t a fan of the glowing green smoothie, you probably won’t like this. To make it taste more like a smoothie than a salad, add in banana or a pear. Parsley is really good thrown in there too.
I thought it was good enough to drink down and made me feel a ton better, too!
Here’s to finishing the year as healthy as I started it! Bottoms up!