Green Smoothies Every Day…

photo-3

I have been drinking Green Smoothies daily for over 3 years.  I was introduced to smoothies when I travelled to LA, where a friend of mine gave me a book on the benefits of drinking smoothies.  I had already been into juicing somewhat, but I was not a great fan of juicing, due to the fact that cleaning the juicer was tedious, the juices where never filling, and generally I found that the green juices I made where not pleasant to drink.  Green smoothies however are filling, quick to make, easy to clean up after, and actually taste great! (The fruit you add will cut through the green taste.)

The health benefits of  green smoothies are endless.  Blending a variety of greens with some fruits, will start the breakdown and release of a vast array of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. You also have the added benefit of consuming all the available fibre, which is vital for colon and bowel health.  Your digestive system will love green smoothies, it is easily digested, and all the foods nutrients are readily available for your bodies needs. You will therefore find that you have lots of energy, as your digestive system is not having to work hard.

I find that starting my day with a Green smoothie is so satisfying, I wake up craving a green smoothie! Green smoothies will give you beauty from within.  You will have clearer skin, strong, glossy hair and nails that are strong and grow fast. Managing your weight will also become easier as you are more likely to become more aware of your bodies health and have the desire to continue your day with better food choices.

I recommend a green smoothie everyday to everyone, and I mean everyone!  Its a life changing habit. Your health is precious and this is an easy way to start your own personal health and wellbeing journey.

If you are new to Green Smoothies the recipe bellow should be a good start. As you become more used to the taste of green smoothies, make sure you try other leafy greens such as  kale, swiss chard, lettuce, cavolo nero, its good to change and rotate the greens that you use. Like wise with fruit, be adventurous and adapt the recipe below to suite your palate. You could add also try adding some herbs such as parsley and coriander if you like the taste!

INGREDIENTS:

250 ml of either a Non Dairy Milk or Coconut Water (you can use water if you like)

1 medium very ripe banana (using frozen banana helps with the texture and keep smoothie cold)

2 sticks of celery

3 large handfuls of spinach

1  small apple

1 Pear

Juice of 1/2 a lime

Mint leaves

DIRECTIONS: Blend until smooth! Enjoy!!!

 

My First IVF Injections

Its Day 2! after finishing my first post last night, I had my first Injection of Buserelin. Was actually quite a funny experience. I wanted my hubby to do it, he was not with me when the nurse gave me a very brief “how to do your jabs tutorial!”, so I was there trying to explain to him what I could vaguely remember, my wonderful housemate made sure she had read all the instructions (why do men avoid reading the instruction leaflets???)  I then started to feel myself getting nervous, and queasy at the thought of the Buserelin being injected, she started getting very blunt and in her lovely Polish accent started commanding me to stop looking at what they where doing and for hubby to “Stab me quickly with it!!”  It was over with quickly, think we where all relieved and happy with our team work!!  I actually found it ok, my leg felt odd for a while, a little itchy.

I woke up this morning to my hubby telling me how much he loved me, always the best feeling to hear him say that, cause I know his love is unconditional. We prayed together, we really have been making an effort to spend more time in prayer, to put God first, always a great start to the day.

I felt quite tired this morning, not my usual self.  I would normally be up and ready for my HITT training, and have the energy to train again with my Bartendaz crew.  I just pottered about a little, did house work and made sure I had my green smoothie! Those of you who know me will know that a green smoothie every morning without fail has been my breakfast for nearly 3 years now. I will post more about green smoothies and the benefits I have had from them,  I can’t emphasise enough that everyone should have a green smoothie in the morning, make it their daily habit. Your body will love you for it, and you will feel amazing! As soon as I had my green smoothie I felt good, and made my way into the west end for a meeting and a casting. Both went really well.. Lots of exciting things in the pipeline.

Came home, cooked hubby some free range chicken and rice with plenty of veg!, he too has to eat well and be in  the best health, doctors orders and mine!! lol I had my dinner, (am following a vegan based diet while I am on IVF treatment). After dinner it was time for my injection, still felt nervous and hubby was very confident with it today, he told me to kiss him while he did the jab :) I really felt the injection today, was painful and stung so much. Not looking forward to the next one, thank god it is over with quickly!

Image