Healthy Holistic Habit #2: A Smoothie a Day!
A cool thing happens when you start to drink a smoothie with added greens daily for a month or two, you start getting compliments on how radiant your skin looks, and start to ask what you are doing differently. The best part of this is I am not asking you to take away anything, I want you to ADD something in. Boy will you be surprised when your cravings start to diminish naturally! :)
Here are a few of the awesome benefits of green smoothies:
1. More Energy
Green smoothies are a powerhouse energy source that is noticeable immediately in your day to day. Trust me on this – you will suddenly wonder how you ever functioned without it. Reduce your coffee intake which most of us rely on for that immediate perk-up, but ultimately results in the inevitable crash. Green smoothies provide all day energy without the ups and downs of caffeine.
2. Improved Digestion and elimination
Ah, no more need for the bathroom magazine and patiently waiting for the big event! Hands down, having efficient bowels is one of the most important things that you can do for your body.
Did you know that it is estimated that 80-90% of health conditions can be traced back to poor digestion and elimination?
The fiber, fatty acids, and good bacteria in this smoothie are crucial to your health. Ideally you should have a bowel movement 2-3 times per day but sadly from my experience with clients, as low as 20% of you are accomplishing this feat. High five for smoothie power!
4. Lose weight
Your body will be getting the nutrients that it needs so it won’t be constantly signalling you to eat. When you fill your body full of processed junk food, you are getting the calories but your body is starving for nutrients. You will start to lose weight without even trying.
5. Radiant youthful skin
Glowing skin comes from the inside. Period. You can slather your face with the best and most expensive fancy creams, or inject copious amounts of botox and filler, but it will not even come close to what eating wholesome foods can do for your skin.
Just like anything, these wonderful side effects won’t happen overnight, but make a smoothie a part of your daily routine and you will be amazed by the transformation!
6. Experience fewer cravings for sugary and salty processed food
This is part of the natural gravitation towards a healthier lifestyle with just a small change. Your body likes it when you feed it the nutrients it needs and it will begin functioning better, blood sugar becomes more stabilized and cravings fall to the wayside.
If your diet is hugely lacking in nutrients you may feel a slight detoxification effect when adding in green foods. This is your body’s way of clearing out the toxins you have been loading it up with. Embrace it, and feel your body healing. It only lasts a few days, and will leave you feeling amazing!
are formed by conscious choices that soon become unconscious ways of life. The good news is you have full control over this!
Lynnel is a Holistic Nutritionist, Director of the NutraPhoria School of Holistic Nutrition, Author, and Motivational Speaker. Click HERE to learn more.
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