Now I understand a nutritious smoothie includes BOTH fruits and vegetables. Then there is the quality of the fruits and vegetables, when FRESH isn't in season and an option, then using frozen is the better alternative. And to take it a step further, a road I did not plan to travel is the benefit and nutritional value of eating organic.
Yup, I've gone to the dark side, or I should say the brighter and healthier side...organic and fresh. Guess what, I ENJOY it and feel the difference. Just to make sure I'm not imagining the difference, I bought regular, or "non-organic" vegetables. Here's the real deal, I didn't notice any flavor differences BUT my body's ability to metabolize them was notably different. So organic it is...
Then there is the protein powder. I've been a Young Living Independent Distributor for more than a decade. I enjoy and benefit from their essential oils and up until this past January, their various shakes and protein drinks. In January I was introduced to Thorne's Mediclear - SGS. I noticed the difference right away, then when I started adding organic kale and organic spinach to the smoothies, the benefits only increased. In March I switched back to the ones I used to use and within a week...it was clear (pun intended) not all proteins for a smoothie are not created equal, at least for my system.
I've given away four containers of protein powders and made the switch to the Mediclear for now on. My digestive system, energy, and sleep quality are worth a healthier and more natural smoothie.
Why do I share this with you? My simple answer, 1) to keep it real and 2) if a woman like me can make the switch to a healthier life style and eating patterns...you can too.
As I enjoy smoothies, I'm looking for some new recipes to try. Do you have a favorite to share with me and other smoothie fans?
Thank you in advance for sharing
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323