Green Monster Smoothie

Basic Green Thickie Recipe

Green Monster Smoothie

Today I want to talk to you about a subject that’s very near and dear to my heart.

Can you guess what it is?

It’s about learning to let go and forgive yourself.

It’s about accepting that nothing in life is perfect and that includes diet and healthy eating.

I have to admit I’ve struggled with this myself for a very long time.

I would eat all of this healthy food for weeks and I would make one slip when eating out or I would have a piece of chocolate at a friend’s house and I would get so angry with myself.

I would beat up myself for days as if this little treat I ate was the end of the world.

The thing is, treating yourself occasionally is actually good for your diet.

When you eat pretty healthy all of the time you are bound to a get a craving or two for something sweet or a crunchy snack.

This is normal!

Food should bring us good health and enjoyment, not repression and negative thoughts.

I want you to understand that eating a piece of chocolate once in a blue moon is not the end of the world.

Eating a handful of salty chips during “that time of the month” won’t derail all of your hard work developing those healthy eating habits.

So, the next time you dive into your cravings, remember this…

We are all human. We all try our best and sometimes we all need a bit of chocolate in our lives!

The most important thing is that you try your best and when it comes to healthy eating, this translates to eat as healthy as you can and don’t beat yourself up when you make a little slip.

Instead, try having an extra big leafy green salad the next day.

Or even better, make yourself a big smoothie packed with leafy greens. Like this Green Monster Smoothie!

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Green Monster Smoothie

Green Monster Smoothie

A Green Monster Smoothie recipe that’s the perfect Monday breakfast after a weekend of overindulging on family lunches and late night get togethers. A great recipe to cleanse your system and kick-start your diet back on the right track.

  • Author: Katherine Kyle
  • Prep Time: 40 seconds
  • Total Time: 40 seconds
  • Yield: 2 Servings
  • Category: Green Thickie
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Drink

Ingredients

  • 12 fl oz  orange juice
  • 1 apple, cored and quartered
  • 1⁄2 banana
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup mango, frozen
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Note: To turn this into a Green Thickie (Complete meal green smoothie) add:

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients to FourSide or WildSide+ jar in order listed and secure lid.  (Get a discount on your blender here)
  2. Select “Smoothie” cycle or blend on a Medium Low speed for 10 seconds.
  3. Then select Medium High speed for 30 seconds

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 550 ml/20 oz /1 pint

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