Have you ever wished you could get a big boost? Increase your energy and wake up feeling great without coffee, or caffeine? It happens from time to time, you start to drag because of the pace, stress, the food or drink you’ve consumed. It all adds up over time and occasionally the discomfort you feel includes those extra 10-15 pounds you’re carrying and being bloated, which is not how you want to feel when you wake up.
Here’s the magic potion! I’m a big believer in drinking greens. When clients do my 28-day cleanse, they enjoy the benefits of green smoothies every morning and quickly notice the added clarity that comes. Another benefit beyond losing weight or increasing your energy.
Summer is a great time to enjoy fresh green smoothies. Here are a couple of recipes I’ve been enjoying the last couple of weeks, more from the Lori’s Power Smoothie’s library. Drink one or two of these a day for 1-2 weeks and notice how much better you feel!
The Green Machine
- 3-4 red leaf lettuce
- 4-5 leaves red kale
- 1 scoop organic plant protein powder
- 1 cup berries
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 tsp hemp seeds
- 2 tsp chia seeds
The Power Afternoon Smoothie
- 3-4 leaves romaine lettuce
- 5 leaves green kale
- 2 Tbsp nut butter (almond, sesame seed, cashew)
- 2 dates (pitted)
- 1 cup almond milk
- 4-5 ice cubes (add more to thicken like shake)
The Green Machine is a great way to start your day. Drink it 30 minutes after you get up, or after your workout. Double the recipe and drink the second half mid-morning.
The Power Afternoon Smoothie speaks for itself. If you enjoy something sweet, make this with more ice and you’ll have an ice cream like drink.
You will notice that I specifically do not add any sweeteners. Nature provides this through the ingredients. If you’re new to green smoothies and it gives you crabby face, add 1/2 tsp of raw honey after it’s mixed. Then wean yourself off the honey. You’ll find a world of benefits.
Here’s a powerful affirmation to go along with it. Say this affirmation 5 times in the morning when you wake up, out loud. It will make a difference.
I am full of energy, enjoying my day and grateful for my life!