The 21 Day Green Up Smoothie Challenge
The greens added to our smoothies can sure help with balance.
You are told to strive for balance in your life. In my opinion, that’s pretty difficult to accomplish. There are so many outside sources that can get you out of whack with life: new job, moving, marriage, trips, environmental toxins…the list is endless.
You can’t control every single thing in your life. You can, however, control what you put into your body andhow you deal with stress.
Let’s call it a RE-BALANCE.
Your body is always striving for balance to keep you in optimum health, physically, mentally and emotionally. Even
things like the changing seasons, nature and being around other people can move you away from the balance your body
Physically, your blood needs to be at a pH level of 7.365. Have you ever heard of acidity and alkalinity? Maybe in
a biology class way back? I don’t want to go into a big science lesson. What I first want you to know is something
extremely important—your body loves you. Your body works hard to keep you alive.
With that love in mind, it is valuable to know that your body becomes more acidic over time due to consuming a lot of
caffeine, sugar and processed foods, as well as exposure to environmental toxins like pesticides, and most of all stress.
The acidity leads to inflammation.
Inflammation leads to chronic disease.
Not good. We don’t want any of that.
That’s why the chlorophyll and phytonutrients from the dark leafy greens are so important to help get us back to balance in our cells.
This spicy drink contains collards; another powerhouse for our cells!
Go ahead and make it!
Spice It Up Green Smoothie
1 cup collards
2 cups coconut milk, unsweetened original
1 frozen banana, peeled
1/2 cup pumpkin, puree
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 inch fresh ginger root
Boost: 1 Tbsp. hulled hemp seeds
Blend ingredients and drink up!
Makes 24 oz.
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