Back to the Green….Green Smoothies

Last summer I was so into living a healthier life. I had a green almost every morning, I had raw veggies every day in some form (salad, toppings, veggie wraps etc). When the Fall semester started last year all of the good habits I spent the summer building were gone. I was drinking coffee every morning and less water always eating on the go and never planning meals. I left my green smoothies behind and I’ve missed them.

So I’m getting them back. I’m going to replace breakfast with a green smoothie starting next week on Monday. I miss the energy and how great I felt all of the time. There’s other things I want to share that I’ve been doing for my health…Maca root powder and aloe vera juice. Some natural things I do for beauty and how everything goes. I’ll be updating weekly.

Two Weeks as a Vegetarian, Day 2

Yesterday I started my own personal vegetarian challenge. I’ve been challenging myself to eat better, be more active, and live a healthier life. This is a personal challenge for because I’ve let a lot of bad eating habits slip back into my life. I’ve been eating our more, less fresh foods and my body has been suffering. I’ve been tired and sluggish.

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I’m hoping this challenge will help me with my self control and portion control. It also forces me to be super creative in the kitchen. It’s only day 2 but I’ve been busy. I’ve decided to start my day with Green Smoothies and from there it gets a bit creative. I’ve made a rice and veggie stir fry mix that should last me the next couple of days. I also munch on fresh fruit in between meals. I do need to pick up some beans and raw nuts to ensure I am getting my protein.

Recipes:

Green Smoothie Day 1

1 frozen banana (cut up)

handful of spinach

a couple strawberries

1 spoonful of coconut oil

1/2 cup of water

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Green Smoothie Day 2

honeydew melon

red grapes

half of a frozen banana

strawberries

red spinach

broccoli

almond milk

4 tbs of Tropical Traditions Hemp Protein Powder (50% protein)

a spoonful of coconut oil

(I did not measure this one. It’s up to your taste buds)

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Brown rice veggie stir fry

1/2 orange, yellow, and red bell pepper

2 handfuls of red spinach

red onions (to taste)

1 celery stalk

olive oil

Veggie, beef, or chicken stock.

Sautee all veggies over medium heat for about 5 minutes.

Add as much of your stock as you would water for the rice to your veggie mix, let it boil.

Add rice and let that simmer for 40 mins (maybe longer keep an eye on it).

It’ll fill up the whole house and it’s soooooooo good.

Are any of you vegetarian or vegan? How was it in the beginning?

Are any of you thinking of giving up meat? Why? Why not?

Please let me know your thoughts.

New Year Updates!

Hello,

I have news and upcoming updates for the people that care. If anyone is interested in how the “Sassy Water” is going sorry but I can’t start that until next week. I ordered a water filter and it never came so tonight I ordered another one because next week I have a lot to prepare for. On January 14th I am going….Blonde? No. Redhead? No. I am going VEGETARIAN for two weeks. I’m cutting all meat out of my life for a little while because my eating habits have gotten out of control and in order to gain some control I’m putting limits on what I can and can’t eat. Plus I’ve been feeling so sluggish lately I think I need a lighter diet for a little while. Please send all Green Smoothie and any vegetarian recipes. I am so excited to do this. I’ll try and keep track of everyday and post my progress. One of my 2013 goals is to post more progress on here. Also next week I will be resuming my Hairfinity vitamins for those of you who have never heard of them. They are hair multivitamins that aid in hair growth and health. I will make a post for them when they arrive. Ahhh! Lastly I put my hair up in Senegalese twists for a while and I might have fun with them and do some styles and post them. How is your new year beginning? Is anyone as excited as I am? Also I will have to postpone making the lip balm and lipstick until the end of the month so I can order everything. All bundled up Up and Sophisticated