Dearest readers and drinkers, sharing some smoothie recipes for Tasty Tuesday and joining my buddy Lauren at Shooting Stars Mag for her Glossies Made Me Do It series. For this link-up, participants share what magazines have inspired them to do or try.
And for me, that glossy was this 06.15.2020 edition of “First for Women” magazine which featured a cover article entitled “Easiest Detox Ever.”
I have been experiencing this heavy, clogged up feeling in my abdomen which I associate with not eating well, and not getting enough exercise. Was looking for a recipe for something that would help me get the gunk out of my gut. When I saw this magazine in the check out line at Walmart, it seemed to be calling my name.
Easiest Detox Ever
The article talks about celebrity nutritionist Haylie Pomroy’s 10-day detox that unclogs an overtaxed liver which then promotes the production of fat burning hormones.
Admittedly, I often feel like I live under a rock, or maybe a mountain? But I was not familiar with Pomroy until I read this article and followed that up with a search on her name. Learn more about her, here.
Pomroy says it’s so easy to detox your liver by following a few simple steps:
- eat breakfast within 30 minutes of waking in order to shift the liver from a state of rest to a fat-burning phase
- keep the liver fueled by eating every 3-4 hours
- fill up on meals that are largely built around vegetables, low-sugar fruits, protein and healthy fats
- avoid processed foods
- drink half your weight in water
- sunflower seeds
- coconut oil
- and enjoy liquid snacks like tea and smoothies
Pomroy recommends this recipe for a detox smoothie.
- 1/2 cup mango
- 1/4 banana
- 3/4 coconut milk
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 Tbsp sunflower seeds
Blend until smooth. After reading this article, I decided to give detox smoothies a try.
Detox Smoothies on Pinterest
I haven’t used Pomroy’s exact recipe yet. Have the mango and turmeric in my Walmart grocery cart for a pick up order later this week.
In the meantime, we have been making smoothies from recipes I have pinned on Pinterest to my 21 Day Fix/Weight Watcher Recipes board. Came across this chart for picking and choosing ingredients for mixing green smoothies that actually taste good.
And we have even experimented with ingredients of our own.
Kale, baby spinach, cucumber, celery, mint, peaches, bananas, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and raspberries. Chia seeds for protein. And we usually add water and ice. Sometimes pineapple juice or coconut water. Occasionally, a squirt of honey. But of course, we don’t put all of this into a single smoothie! We mix and match!
Smoothie a Day
PC has gotten on the bandwagon with this and suggested we make ahead some bags of smoothie ingredients to freeze for the week.
This morning he prepped 4 bags of various combinations of fruit and veggies.
When we make the smoothies, we will add a liquid and the chia or sesame seeds. And a sprinkle of turmeric.
How do they taste? Each one is a little different depending on the ingredients. Let me begin by saying PC doesn’t do vegetables well at all. Especially the green ones that are the best for us. And yet he is drinking these smoothies! The celery and cucumber (not my fave veggies) add refreshing flavors. Kind of like infused water. The fruit makes them slightly sweet. And the chia seeds thicken the smoothies to the consistency of a milkshake. I don’t notice the taste of the spinach or kale but my Prince does. When I add those leafy greens, I usually add a little honey to sweeten the smoothie.
How Do I Feel?
After about 10 days of drinking a smoothie day, I feel much less heaviness in my abdomen. There’s no longer the sensation of having gunk in my gut. And bonus…I am more, ahem, ‘regular’. We usually drink our smoothies after our morning workout and before we run. Some days I have coffee and a light breakfast afterward, other days the smoothie is my meal.
The smoothie below has celery, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, a banana, a tablespoon of chia seeds, some coconut water and a sprig of mint.
I think our bodies are definitely happier now that we are getting the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables. That’s a great feeling. Bottoms up!!
Have you joined the smoothie drinking trend? If so, what do you add to yours? Have you noticed any improvements in the way you feel? Weight loss? Less gunk in your gut?
Hope you will drop by Lauren’s to check out her Glossies Made Me Do It post for the month. And maybe link up one of your own.
Please keep in mind, Wellness Weekend and the reveal of my summer bucket list both fall on Saturday, 06.21. Would love to have you create an summer activity list to share and write up a wellness post, too. Mind exercise is our optional theme for this month’s edition of Wellness Weekend. Hope to see you on Saturday!
Thank you for popping in. I have the week off from babysitting so hope to get the house clean, laundry and ironing caught up, and some crafting done. What’s on your agenda?
Hugs and kisses,