It is no secret that I am a “bit” of a germophobe. From the first time seeing the concept of edible arrangements I have been really repulsed. I mean I have long been wary of dips at parties and have been known at my own to either put out individual cups for cocktail sauce or have a “no double dipping” sign in a dip. I am sorry that is the way I am. So, back to the edible arrangements, I hate the idea of unwrapped fruit that cannot be washed and even dipped in chocolate, just laying out there. It is even worse when they tell you these are great for someone in the hospital. Yummy, I would really like a piece of juicy unwrapped fruit on a stick that has been sitting out in a patient’s room or a nurse’s station. Can you even imagine the germs attaching to those luscious pieces of fruit???? YUMMY!!!
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Well, it is technically my lunch cocktail and I drink it daily. I mix it up a little bit but it usually always contains Kale because that is just a wonder-food. If you read all the properties of this awesome veggie in its raw form you will be amazed. The cancer-fighting properties alone are enough to make you consume large quantities. So today I put in a lot of Kale, fresh organic Spinach, green grapes, fresh raw cranberries, fresh strawberries, organic baby carrots, kiwi with skin, large navel orange, large apple, small amount of water and ice cubes to top it all off.
Blended up this healthy cocktail in the Vitamix and voila, green smoothie time.
Yummy!!! Happy New Year everyone!!! Let’s drink to good health, increased faith, happiness and prosperity in the new year.
For those of you who question whether it tastes great or not…I leave you with this testimonial from one of my very favorite smoothie lovers.
Lastly, for those of you wondering if I am concerned about the smoothie stains…I am not, it is a great cleanser in more than one way!!!
Well, like I wrote in my last post we are ordering the Vitamix 5200. So I have been searching a lot of green smoothie books, lifestyles, recipes, etc. I have read some truly remarkable testimonies from then tasting so good and helping people with a lot of health issues. I ordered two books from Amazon to get us started on this raw lifestyle. Not that we are going 100% raw but I will definitely be making breakfast green smoothies. I also plan to make the chocolate beet cake and cannot wait for my books to get here so I can read all the healthy filling recipes. I also read a lot about group produce buy ins on the local level. Also buying Raw nuts in these group buy ins. I have so much to learn but it is such a wonderful thing to be on a quest for knowledge, after all we should die learning.
The health benefits from the green smoothies and the raw food diet is great energy, strong immune systems, better overall health, low cholesterol, good blood sugar and so so much more. I am really excited to see how the kids will like these smoothies. A great way to make sure they get all those great fruits and veggies in every day.
So our new quest is going green and I am so looking forward to the whole process. I will be standing and waiting with bated breath for the UPS man to arrive with our new beast of a blender and great new books chock full of recipes and inspiration.
So I bid you goodnight for now and sweet dreams to everyone. Me, I will be dreaming in green of my new VitaMix 5200.