A close friend of mine has cancer and researches health quite a bit. She recommends lots of greens, which I don’t get much of, due to overdosing on salads at one point in my life. I prayed that if I needed more greens, God would show me how to get them into my diet enjoyably. I wasn’t sure if I’d get an answer, but I did! I found out about GreenSmoothieGirl.com from a customer that I hadn’t talked to in years and may never see again!
I thought the smoothies would be nasty, especially since I was a pro at making all fruit smoothies, and I thought I couldn’t take the green color, so I put a bunch of berries in to make it ANY other color.
I was very surprised when my first smoothie was edible, not great, but definitely okay. I played around a little and found they could be really good! I have been doing the smoothies for three months now, and I love it! I love using homemade yogurt, avocado, and kefir for flavor and consistency.
My favorite greens are spinach and chard, but I add in various lettuces and other greens, too when I can. I really enjoy my smoothies, and drink them almost every day. My 4-year-old girl LOVES them most of the time and drinks quite a bit if she likes the flavor. Strawberry and mixed berries are her favorites, but she likes most anything I make. She doesn’t like traditional salads, so I’m very glad she likes the smoothies most of the time.
It really makes me feel like I’m doing a good job nourishing her growing little body when she’s getting so many raw fruits and greens plus the yogurt or kefir, too. My one-year-old still hasn’t acquired too much of a taste for the smoothies unless they are chocolate or of a thin consistency and only one flavor.
My husband still prefers my regular fruit smoothies, but I can sneak a handful of spinach in and blend it really finely, and he doesn’t seem to notice, which is very cool. I’m very happy with my new habit of drinking green smoothies and expect to continue. Once I got the hang of the flavors, the habit has been easy to keep up because it is so delicious and easy, especially when I’m looking for a snack and I have a smoothie ready to grab in the fridge. That’s helped me eat well more than anything else I’ve tried, and I have tried A LOT of different things.
I just want you to know how much I enjoy the smoothies and how grateful I am for them. I feel better, have lost some weight, and enjoy giving the smoothies to friends and family. Some friends are talking about maybe having me do a little demonstration for our church some time soon. A close friend of mine makes them quite a bit and gives them to her kids in an opaque glass, and they love them as long as they can’t see the color.
My parents have fallen in love with them. Mom wants way more spinach and greens than I like. She says it just feels so nourishing she can hardly get enough. She was very excited to attend one of your seminars recently where you told your story and was looking into buying your book when I last spoke to her about it. Your stuff has been of great help to us, and I want to thank you for it!
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