Sunday, March 20, 2011

Seeing Green

green smoothie

I wanted to send you a little green today as we invite the first day of spring our way!  Woo hoo.  I know so many of you are ready for this time of year, and even though it may not be spring where you live, no matter what season it is, I'm sure you can feel the energy that comes from change.

Many of the past Inside Out explorers and me are starting a green smoothie challenge today.  We signed up here where we'll receive free inspiration for the next 14 days.  Then, we'll share how we feel on our private class community.  I did one of these last year and I loved the way it made me feel. (Talk about energy...)

If you'd like to join us, sign-up to receive the daily emails from the Green Smoothie Challenge site.  Then, simply enjoy one green smoothie, preferably for breakfast, (and using organic produce if possible) for the next 14 days.  You can share how you feel on my Flickr Free Spirit Knits group page - upload photos there and join the discussion!

Here's the smoothie I started with today.  Don't be scared - it's so good!  (And my 3 year old loves it, too.)

Green Banana Smoothie
6 large romaine leaves
2 bananas
2 cups of water

Put all the ingredients in a high-powered blender until smooth.  Drink and enjoy!!

Your Personal Reflection:  In what ways can you welcome the new change of season into your life?

Reminder:  The Wish Big E-Camp starts tomorrow!  Are you ready to kick your spring into high creative mode?  No art experience necessary.  Check it out here.

And come back for a visit on Wednesday as I have a very special Free Spirit Spotlight interview to share with you!


  1. I'm in! I usually drink a green smoothie first thing in the morning!

  2. My smoothie today was 1/2 banana, a handful of spinach, some coconut oil, water and plain yogurt! So good! and Happy Spring!!

  3. A good large calorie (600-750) base for green smoothies is:
    1 1/2- 2 cups water
    2-3 bananas
    1 mango
    6-8 1inch pieces frozen fruit or berries
    1 entire head of greens.

    This smoothie is a great meal replacement smoothie. And will give you about 40 oz of smoothie. While smoothies are extremely healthy for you most people do not get the proper calorie intake while on a smoothie diet/cleanse. Also if you eat unnatural high fat content foods during other meals then the true power of the smoothie gets lost. - Happy Smoothie

  4. Monday is going to be my first day for the challenge!

  5. THANK YOU for this post -- I joined the challenge -- though really, just as a motivation to drink it daily... I had just gotten out of the habit. We started today -- I'm going to have to make 2 blenders full daily -- my family (husband + two 4 1/2 year olds) are enjoying them with me... Thanks for the reminder!

    (today's was 1 cup frozen blueberries, 1 cup frozen raspberries, 1 pear, loads of baby spinach and 2 cups water)


Thanks for sharing!