This month I’ve challenged myself to drink a smoothie each day in order to see how it will impact my health.
Every smoothie is made from super healthy, organic ingredients and most include superfoods such as maqui powder, camu powder, acai powder, goji berries, chia seeds, and hemp seeds. And, I’m not adding any sugar, honey or other sweeteners to them.
Most of the smoothie recipes come from Superfood Smoothies by Julie Morris and a few are recipes that I’ve come up with because I know that I’ll love the taste.
Before the month began, I ordered $125 worth of superfoods. And, I started drinking smoothies every other day for a week before the beginning of September to get my body used to the superfoods. I didn’t want to flood my body with stuff it wasn’t used to because that could make me sick and do the opposite of what I’m hoping to accomplish from this experiment.
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Day 1 (September 1st):
I had the raspberry peach smoothie from Superfood Smoothies and according to the book, it’s supposed to help with heart health and bone strength. The superfood in this one was chia seeds. It was extra tart but after the first few sips, it was easier on my palate. Overall, I enjoyed it and I’ll definitely make it again. I started out this month really hopeful.
I had a lot more energy than I normally do. I have no idea whether the superfood smoothies were starting to help or what.
I made the peaches and cream smoothie from Superfood Smoothies and that one specifically helps with immunity and heart health. The superfoods in it were chia seeds and goji berries. I had to choke this one down, not because it tasted bad but because it looked like vomit. I’m a visual eater and when something looks disgusting, I have a very hard time eating it. I only got about half of it down before I had to stop.
Because I was feeling super nauseous, I made up my own smoothie. I knew that I’d like it and I didn’t want to make something that would just increase my nausea. Ingredients: frozen strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries, banana, cashew milk, maqui powder. It was delicious!
I fell asleep in the afternoon after my call with Bryan (my content producer) from creativeLIVE. The detailed outline for my courses is done and locked! Oh yeah! I had planned on having a smoothie that afternoon as a snack but I didn’t get up, so I didn’t have one this day. Sad.
Again, I had a lot more energy than I normally do which is really exciting to me. One of the medications that I’m taking has made me anemic so my energy level has plummeted in the past month. Maybe these superfoods are increasing my energy? I hope so.
I made up my own recipe again: frozen blueberries, frozen banana, coconut milk, coconut ice (it’s just frozen coconut water) and camu powder. The frozen banana added some extra creaminess. It was yummy. I’ll definitely be making that one again.