Oh, the green smoothies. Above is a smoothie bowl, but a smoothie all the same. It’s an easy way to get in lots of raw fruits and vegetables. When I have one of these babies for breakfast, I am full of energy and ready to face the day! One of the first changes I noticed when I started eating more raw, whole foods was my thinking process. I started to problem solve more efficiently. I wasn’t as easily overwhelmed and my anxiety levels went down as a result! At first, this confused me. I accepted I might drop a few pounds or for my skin to clear, but then it clicked! My body is a living machine, and when facing challenges throughout the day, my body needs the proper fuel to deal with what I am asking it to do.
I was doing some errands with my dad one day and he stopped to fill his car with gas. I realized he reached for the “supreme” gas and I asked him what the difference was between that and the “regular”. He told me it runs cleaner and he can get more distance on the tank. I thought to myself, “That’s just like our body!” If we give it the right fuel, we can run for a longer period of time and do things more efficiently! No more brain fog or confusion. Clear thoughts and a brighter, more vibrant me!
My Classic Green Smoothie
- 1 cup chopped broccoli, raw
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 large banana
- 1 tbsp almond butter/ peanut butter
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup orange juice/coconut water
Blend until smooth and enjoy!
Top with anything you like. I topped this one with homemade granola, mulberries, chia seeds and pumpkin seeds.