Green Smoothie Update

Monday, August 16, 2010

Hey guys,

First of all I would like to apologise for the lack of posts, Mary and I have been awfully busy and its been pretty hard to post anything but we have loads of posts ready for you.

This post is mainly to give an update on what happened after I started the Green Smoothie Challenge. A fabulous reader by the name of Chilli Mango wrote a comment asking about how long I lasted on the challenge and if I lost any weight.

Well the challenge was really good and for the 2 weeks when I was just on green smoothies for at least two meals a day, I did lose quite a lot of weight. I now drink Green smoothies every day for breakfast. Green smoothies are so yummy and knowing how good they are for your body you cant help but love them. Now I am gushing...but I love me some green smoothies.

For the weight loss, I think I almost lost a whole dress size maybe going from a 12 to a 10 or 10 and a half haha. Most of my friends have commented that I have lost weight, However I have not really weighed myself to know how much I have lost. I have a massive fear of weighing scales! I was also exercising when I was on the smoothies so that contributed to the weight loss. I have somehow managed to keep the weight off, mainly due to adopting a vegetarian diet. I am almost fully vegetarian and only eat fish. I do have friends though that derail me to eat meat..but I stick to white meat. I love veggies now and the sight of meat especially red gives me shivers.

The green smoothies are a fantastic way to get nutrients from fruits and vegetables and they are also pretty yum. Try them and see what a difference they will make to your body, skin and hair.

Below is a typical recipe for a green smoothie,
1 Banana
2 handfuls of spinach
1 handful of pineapple chunks
Juice of half a lemon
1 cup of water

Blend all the above ingredients and enjoy. You can add a wide variety of fruit and vegetable.

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kinky_lockz said...

i tried this smoothie and it tasted so yummy.. dint have pineapple tho but to my surprise the banana over powered the whole thing and i was expecting something different lol. very filling too! thanks for sharing! bless x

Nyashy Washy said...

Hey Kinky_lockz

Thats the thing..the banana totally overpowers everything...your very welcome!!!I shall share different recipes for sure...

arnold said...


Voe said...

hey :)
i shall try the smoothie.
i need something to help with my skin especially my forehead. it seems to be really dry. it gets flaky and i wash it with water to remove the skin thats peeling.
could you share your list of veggies that are good for the skin and more smoothies :)
cool :) thanks.
i'm thinking of going back to being a vegetarian. the fruits and veggies made me feel more active. i got swayed of that path :(

Voe said...

oh ya and a question. do you have the smoothie with anything else to keep hunger away or your stomach from making embarrassing noises??
coz if i try the smoothie challenge that you did i'd like to know what fruits are good to have with it coz my appetite will be quite much for a simple smoothie.
and what time is it best to have the smoothie other than the morning? at night??

Nyashy Washy said...

@Arnold...Thanks I guess...why the wow?

@Voe All veggies are good for the skin and there are none that are better than the other. So if you incorporate loads of fruits and vegetables to your diet you should definitely see a difference in your skin. Also for healthy skin its good to incorporate healthy fats such as omega 3 and 6 and also eat avocados which have yummy oils.
I shall do a post on more smoothie recipes just for you.
Being a veggie is amazing and I highly recommend it but you have to make sure that you are getting enough nutrients and protein. Vegetarians can have a hard time getting iron so you have to make sure you eat as many fruits, vegetables and legumes as possible.
For the smoothie challenge, I only had the smoothies for 2 meals and had a veggie meal at night. I had pieces of fruit in between or some healthy cereal if I got really hungry.
The best time to have the smoothie is first thing in the morning, it should be the first thing to enter your tummy

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