I am the Green Queen. Healthy eating doesn’t even begin to describe this new world order of my predetox diet.
I am flooding myself with close to 2L of water each day. I am down to one cappuccino with only two shots (instead of three), my wine glass is sitting in the corner collecting dust and I’m feeling kind of great.
And you know that adage about how your outside/exterior world reflects your inside/interior world? Well, every surface is dusted, the rugs have been beaten and the floors vacuumed. Now if I could just quit using my office floor as my filing system, there would be true order in my world, though I think I’m getting close to doing that too. Look out!
Now. Some might argue this is just my classic writerly avoidance but guess what?! I actually did some pretty grooving writing right after yesterday’s post. So wahoo…
I don’t want to lie and say that I’m at the 80% daily raw food component that Fresh Start suggests…but I think having a soft-boiled egg from our very own chickens, a piece of Squirrely toast made with no flour but tons of grains, and a smoothie for breakfast should count as entry into the Living Well hall of fame.
And so. Forthwith, my lablog healthy diet groovin’ smoothie recipe:
Mango juice to cover blender blades, 3/4 cup of frozen blueberries, freshly-picked beet leaves and Italian flat-leaf parsley ( indeed I did – in the pouring rain), one finely minced piece of dried mango, 1/4 of a fresh cantaloupe, a heaping tablespoon of freshly grated ginger, one frozen banana (here’s my lablog hint on those guys…freeze in skins, and leave out on counter for about 5 minutes while preparing the rest of the smoothie, it peels easily out of the skin that way) Frappe on turbo power, add a little water if it looks too thick and then one more blade-blast after adding a big scoop of ground flax).
This is good stuff. And the other good news is that this one turned out a more purpley colour, which is much more visually appealing than my previous Linda Blair Exorcist spew.
Not that I’m a visual person or anything, but viscous green liquid just isn’t something I usually drink.
I could be changing my mind though.