Hello and Happy Friday!
I wanted to share a helpful, easy, “you will thank me by next Thursday” tip.
When you fill up your refrigerators and freezers this weekend, might I gently suggest you make 7 or 8 smoothie packets at the same time?
A beautiful way to bathe yourself in Grace and Wellness.
Bring home your greens and wash. (Yes, even the greens in the bags.) I wash with vinegar then rinse with water. Then I dry/spin the whole bunch in a salad spinner. You could easily use paper towels or a clean cotton towel. Vinegar is inexpensive and best part ….. it really works.
We froze oodles and oodles of berries last year, so I am still working off of those. Or you can purchase frozen berries.
Now, get out 7 or more zip freezer bags. Roll down the tops. Set up an assembly line of sorts.
(I use these amounts for one smoothie, you can certainly double or so forth the recipe for more.)
Add one cup of clean, dry spinach or Swiss chard or bok choy or kale or a combination of greens to each zippy bag. Then I add one cup of a variety of berries. Sometimes, I toss in half a banana. Add anything else you want. The sky is the limit. Toss in a handful of chopped up peaches or apricots! (some weeks I do a tropical take on the smoothie….pineapple, mango, strawberry, lime)
Actually, next time you are at your specialty health food store and you “treat” yourself to a $6.00 smoothie, jot down the ingredients that you fancy in your favorite option. Then re-create in your homemade freezer packs.
The idea is to create these helpful, beautiful packets that will help you make a smoothie quick and easy and almost effortless.
That way, you can add your liquid, fresh coconut pulp, ground flax seeds, etc. and toss in your bag of frozen goodness. 40 seconds of blending later, you are enjoying a great smoothie. Little effort to create something wonderful. Fast and hits the spot.
Perfect to drink on the way to work. Perfect to drink on the way to take care of your grand for the day. Perfect to drink while you decide if you want something more for lunch.
Just think of all the good you will be doing to your body? One cup of berries a day times five days a week times each month. Woah, Nelly! That is a bucket full of antioxidants!
Berries are some of the most powerful (and delicious) disease-fighting foods available. Color pigments in berries that are powerful antioxidants. Blue, purple, and red color have been associated with a lower risk of certain cancers, urinary tract health, memory function, and healthy aging.
In this together, friends.
(next Thursday, when you take out a frozen zippy bag and make an amazing smoothie, send me an email. I promise you, you will be so happy that you took the time to make something good for you!)
Here’s to our wellness and good health!