Thursday, 30 January 2014

Green Smoothie Challenge

I have set myself a challenge.  To drink a green smoothie for 30 days.   More information about the green smoothie challenge is on  Also if you go on youtube, there is a lot of information about green smoothies.   I made my first one today.

I handful of spinach
1 banana
1 apple
1 carrot
1/2 grapefruit squeezed
1/2 lemon squeezed
Leaves of mint
Ginger finely chopped

It had a fresh taste, nothing too unpleasant, it had lots of bits, because at the moment,  I don't have a high powered blender.   I also realised that I should have added a cup of water first, before adding the vegetables, whereas I added the vegetables and the fruit, then the water.    I also learned that when adding lemons, limes and grapefruit, I should cut out the rind and leave some of the outer white skin as it as a lot of nutrients.  I think it will be very good for me health-wise, as I will be getting more greens, vegetables and more fruit.

I also plan to add Romaine lettuce, chad, cucumber, beetroot, coriander (known as cilantro) in the US, and other greens.

Another reason, why I am doing this. because I had a very bad cold and cough, which lasted me 2 months. something I had never experienced before.  The coughing was just awful.   I need to take care of myself.   Ideally I would prefer more organic fruit and vegetables, however if it is too expensive, I will buy the conventional or regular fruit and vegetables, but make sure I wash them properly.

Since the beginning of January, I have been drinking a cup of hot water and lemon.  I squeezed half a lemon and added hot water. That has greatly helped with my chest infection, that I may have had.


Mrs. Glam said...

I hope you feel better soon. It sounds like your current plan will help jump-start your wellness!

ValeriesWorld said...

Thank you Mrs Glam. I am feeling a lot better.