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 www.simplegreensmoothies.com. 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
1/2 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.