I have been drinking
Green Glowing Smoothies
since I returned from my
Blogher 14 trip
when I realized as much as I appreciated
all that I have accomplished recently
it became clear to me that I needed to
put more energy into my own health
as menopausal symptoms were on the definite rise!
Feeling very pumped up after the conference
a beautiful visit with an old friend
I left my usual comfort zone
while at the airport
struck up a conversation
with a strikingly beautiful women
who was also waiting to board the homeward bound plane
to Orange County.
Lori is the kind of woman
that used to intimidate me
one with an absolutely perfect petite figure
perfectly done hair and makeup.
But this time at the airport I was much more interested
in positive physical changes
than giving into any feelings of intimidation
(the crazy part of the intimidation story
Lori said she was intimidated by me as well before we started talking)
so while we were flying home I asked her
if she could share any tips
to how she had such a marvelous figure
at 50 years old!
Since our plane ride home
Lori and I have ended up being fast friends
I still refer lovingly to her
as my nutritional angel
as she is so loving and generous with her
beauty and aging advice!
Lori knows all about beauty
as she is an expert makeup artist
whose clients are Bravo's
very own Andy Cohen
as well as our local
Orange County Housewives.
You can check out her site HERE.
Lori's biggest beauty and health tip was the
glowing green smoothie
which is found in
The Beauty Detox Solution book.
I have been starting my day with
water with 1/2 of lemon and a probiotic
followed by a green smoothie
for over six weeks now.
I must say
I do feel much better
have shed the nasty extra menopause pounds that had crept up.
I have waited the six weeks
to mention the green smoothie on my blog
because with my history of eating disorders
I have to be very careful
to keep my eating balanced
But now starting my day this way
has become a healthy habit
that I can share.
This is the basic recipe but I change it up
depending on what I have in the fridge.
Some days I omit the fruit and add in extra greens.
I started out using my basic blender …
but after a month
I moved onto a Vitamix
once I knew I would really use it daily.
I keep my organic produce jarred in the fridge
as I just love pulling the produce out
when it's beautifully prepped in the fridge.
The green smoothie recipe makes two generous servings
so I drink one in the morning
save the second in a wide mouth lidded mason jar
to have as an afternoon pick me up.
I was really surprised
how filling they are
how good I feel afterwards!
It certainly takes more time to make the smoothies
than just grabbing something quick in the morning
but by my age
I have realized
extra time dedicated to heath and beauty
well appreciated and necessary steps in
As always my friends
I wish you love and joy
as you style your life
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