13 Mar

Kristie’s 11-Day BODY BOOST! {day seven}

Welcome to DAY 7! We are ONE WEEK into this program and everyone is doing fantastic!

Are you having a hard time getting your greens in? Then please read on……

When I first began this way of living over 15 years ago, I discovered that all these “RAW FOODIES” were drinking something called “Green Smoothies”. Because I was new to this way of living I decided to give it a whirl and though my smoothie was definitely green…it tasted like grass clippings to me.  I’ve come along way since then and today enjoy making Green Smoothies daily.  The difference today is knowing how to combine the right foods to create something delicious and nutritious. 

Why a green smoothie? Greens are rich in nutrients, minerals, antioxidants, and enzymes, and when blended into a green smoothie, these greens are easily digested.  Greens aid in cleansing and healing  the body, they boost your immune system, and because they are rich in nutrients, you will feel less hungry and more satisfied helping you to lose weight, have fewer cravings, and feel healthier and happier. 

Check out this Happy Shake that is sure to please everyone!

In your Vitamix:

1/2 cup water

4 cups spinach

1 TBS coconut oil

1 TBS Maca Power

2 TBS RAW Cocoa Power

1 cup frozen blueberries

1/4 cup frozen cherries

1/2 cup frozen banana, slice before freezing

Blend the first 5 ingredients until smooth

add the fruit and blend again. 🙂 

Be prepared to have feelings of pure joy and happiness! 

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Beet Apple Carrot Juice

Strawberry Shortcake

Arugula Salad

Creamy Vegetable Soup

Pecan Pie Bites

RAW TIP! 

Focus on what you can have, not what you can’t.

One of the most challenging hurdles most new raw foodies must overcome is the glaring and intimidating list of “no-no” foods. Most restaurant meals are cooked, unless you ask otherwise, and they generally come smothered in processed oils or sauces certain to not be raw-approved, and therefore might come as an obstacle for dinner outings with friends. There’s no rules about how raw one has to be to derive benefits. If you want to stick with the raw diet 100% ask the waiter if he can provide you with a large raw salad with oil and lemon, or another modification of something on the menu. Better yet, call ahead to the restaurant to see how they can accommodate you in a tastier way. Ultimately – embrace your choices and your options. Be willing to make it work in your favor and don’t get caught off-guard. 

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