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,
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.
Picture courtesy of janereinberg.com