“The food you eat can either be the
safest and most powerful form of medicine
or the slowest form of poison.”
– ann wigmore (nutritionist, 1909-1994)
This is a powerful statement, but the more I learn about nutrition the better I understand it. Conducting a chemistry experiment in a test tube to see what happens when you combine substances is essentially the same as putting food into your body. In a post later this week, I’ll describe one way to measure biochemistry and what happened when I put myself to the test. Adding this green smoothie to my family’s morning routine – every single day – is one way I hope to achieve healthier biochemistry. And it tastes really good, too.
Our Daily Greens
1 apple, quartered (with peel – remove seeds)
1 pear, quartered (with peel – remove seeds)
1 Meyer lemon, quartered (with peel)
1 large handful of spinach
4-5 kale leaves
1 cup apple juice or water
Liquefy all ingredients in a high powered blender designed to make smoothies (our favorite is the Vitamix, which was well worth the investment since we use it daily). You can also add chia seeds, flax, maca, or another booster for added nutrients. And experiment with other greens and low-glycemic fruits to keep things interesting.
Notes From Day 5/365 :: I am beginning to get the hang of this (although not feeling like I am getting a solid 5 servings on the crazier days). To get at least my daily five, I need to plan ahead, start early, and begin the day with something green. Did you enjoy your daily five?
p.s. I usually post my own photos, but I love this one taken by ISCHMIDT/Shutterstock. The boy looks just like my son did a year ago! And this looks just like our daily green smoothie!