One last smoothie recipe for the month. This is adapted from Nourishing Meals.
3 mint sprigs
1 cup chopped kale
2 T. flax seeds
1/2" piece of ginger
1 cup water
The mint and ginger made this a refreshing smoothie.
This is the last day of my Green Smoothie habit. although I certainly didn't have a smoothie every day, my green smoothie consumption was much greater than it had been prior, so I'd say it was a success in that respect. Because of the high water content, the timing of the consumption was kind of tricky sometimes, if you know what I mean.
I was hoping for some noticeable changes in energy levels or weight, but no luck. I didn't change my eating habits other than adding the smoothies, and I already ate pretty healthy, so that may be the reason. As mentioned in an earlier post, when I had my smoothie as an afternoon snack, it seemed to cut down on my evening snacking, so maybe if I'd done that more consistently, I would have seen some weight loss. I'll keep experimenting.
Bottom line: I'll definitely continue with green smoothies. Psychologically, I feel better when I have one, knowing that I'm filling my body with all kinds of nutrients. Plus, a lot of them taste really good. I am thrilled to have discovered savory smoothies with their lower sugar content and ability to conquer salt cravings.
Join next month for daily exercise.