Healthy Changes

Seems like the whole nation is drinking their greens. I started blending my fruits and vegetables over a year ago as part of shedding those extra forty pounds I gained while living in Italy. Yes, forty. That was hard to admit. I will have to say, they were fun to add. I have found that blending my green is a much more enjoyable way to shed them. It's much more fun to do it with a partner, too. My eleven year old son loves them as much as I do. Since the beginning of the year, we started making almost daily visits to our favorite smoothie shop. We're still trying to get the girls to try.

While I don't boast in making the perfect smoothies everytime, I have found a green blend that I love. I call it my liquid salad. It has lots of greens, like, kale and spinach, with some sweeter fruits, pineapple, apples or strawberries to soften the taste. I also add some greek yogurt, almonds and pomegranate juice.   One piece of advice, throw some ice or blend in some chunks of frozen fruits. Lastly, I find that cutting the produce, as soon as, you come home is key to making them everyday. 

At first these changes came about for aesthetic reasons, mostly just to fit in skinny jeans, again. Then I started to feel better. Imagine that, the experts are right!

10 comments:

  1. um and taste? the side affects though may make it worth it...ha...not sure i would enjoy experimenting to find that perfect taste, you know...lol....

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    1. Lol...very tasty. You need to try!

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  2. Ooh I'm a big fan of the green smoothie :) Have you tried adding chunks of frozen banana? It adds a wonderful creamy quality, like a milkshake.

    Hehe I can imagine how much fun you had adding those pounds in Italy. I mean who can resist all that pasta and gelato at your fingertips? Well you only live once, right? ;)

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  3. Those fruits and greens look delish! I have to try this. Do you use a blender or a juicer?...

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    1. as cheesy as it sounds...the nutri-bullet.

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  4. Hi Liza,

    Aaron and I recently got a Vitamix, and I gotta admit that it was one of the best purchases that we've made. I love smoothies, but buying them at the shop can be kinda pricey. But with this mixer, we can blend anything. I bet you throw rocks and it would turn them sand.

    We just throw all kinds of fruits, and some greens (usually spinach), and it tastes delish... It is incredible how much vegetables and fruits we are eating/drinking now, and you can tell the difference!!!!

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  5. that is great.. and the fact that your 11 year old is a fan.. even better.

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    1. He is so health concious. It makes cooking for him very easy.

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  6. thanks for popping in these last couple days...hope you and MM are doing well...yeah that is an interesting transition with the boys as well...travel light...always appreciate you dropping in.

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Thank you.