Good morning my Sassy Gals!
Happy day seven of the green smoothie cleanse! I just came back from a morning run, though I have been extremely congested by all this pollen that is inconveniently blocking my airways (got to love Spring time). Yet, I still ran with some great fervor and determination! While I was doing my regular self-brooding over the agonizing lactic acid build-up, I realized I had never discussed with you gals about why I chose to do this particular cleanse.
This detox focuses on the levels of toxicity in the body, as most do. Everyday we are subjected to an unhealthy environment that is detrimental to our bodies and overall wellbeing. We naturally have the ability to eliminate these toxins, but when there is an overwhelming amount they are then stored into our problem areas (butt, thighs, waist, etc.). The green smoothie provides an organic and nutrient-rich way to jumpstart a healthier lifestyle, whether you desire to lose weight or curb your taste for processed foods. The fiber and pulp from the veggies are beneficial for digestion, the skin becomes clearer because of the constant hydration ( I have not had a break out since starting), and fatigue subsides substantially.
Whatever your reasoning is to do this detox, keep in mind that this is a lifestyle you must maintain even after the cleanse is done. You have the will power to keep to your goals. Do not diminish all of your progress over a craving. It will be difficult, but you can accomplish anything with a positive mentality!
For PINEAPPLE BERRY you will need:
2 handfuls of spring mix greens
2 handfuls of spinach
1 banana (peeled)
1 1/2 cups of pineapple chunks
1 1/2 cups of frozen mango chunks
1 cup of frozen mixed berries
2 cups of water
2 tablespoons of grounded flaxseed
(optional 1 scoop of protein powder)
This smoothie is so yummy! Enjoy my gals!