Thursday, November 12, 2009

Green Smoothies

I truly believe that high quality ingredients are the key to health and beauty. I have blogged a lot about the importance of eliminating or limiting preservatives and toxins from the items we use everyday when grooming etc.

I also find this to be true with nutrition. Health supplements and drinks are quite popular. The problem is that they are often loaded with sugar, or better yet a chemical sweetener. Most of these brands are also loaded with a lot of preservatives and they have been over processed.

What I find interesting is that we are living in a time where the obesity rates are at an all time high, but yet most people are malnourished. Scary.

A few years back, I read a wonderful book called '"Green For Life", by Victoria Boutenko. The book is about green smoothies. You simply mix greens and fruit together (see video) and drink. I have been making these drinks on and off for 3 years, and they are tasty...really! They are quick and easy to prepare. They are also great for someone who doesn't want to eat their greens. The best part is that they are preservative free and more nutritious than any supplement you can buy on the market. You can drink them anytime you want. Some people do green smoothie fasts, and others simply drink them whenever they feel the need. There's no right or wrong way to do this.

We just celebrated Halloween and I have a lot of extra candy on hand ;0) I will be dusting off my blender and making my smoothies to get back on track.

All the best,