Hey kid, drink your green juice!

As summer is coming, we can feel the rush of being healthy and all ready to get our boards out and our wetsuit on (do you think it will still fit?).

Oh well. We were not courageous as you, getting our daily work out in the ocean while it was freezing minus zero. The idea of swimming next to chunks of ice wasn’t exactly my concept of paradise, and didn’t pop up in my head as something I should do.

But, now, the sunshine is now back on track and ready to warm our heart and our life. The problem is that we are not ready for it. Not at all.

We just spent a cozy winter in our overheat house, watching movies while drinking cup of tea from David’s tea (not really). But even worse. We just spent the last weekend eating tons of chocolates with our family and friends, just for fun. Like Easter was a good excuse to be even unhealthier.

Now, we are stuck. I needed to push my kitchen cabinet a little bit earlier today to fit all the boxes of chocolate I’ve got and other sweet I couldn’t resist to buy while doing my groceries. Why all these chemicals are so good?

‘’Tomorrow, I will stop eating like this’’ – I am serious.


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How do I make a green smoothie?So, you may as well start your day with a green smoothie to help you get the energy you want and the boost of healthy nutrients to motivate you through your day. A green smoothie, every day, for the rest of your life – or at least, until the summer. Not because it will make you become skinnier. Or healthier. This is not the idea. The idea is to avoid processed food and get the nutrients you need to fully actives your body and your brain.

It may sound like a terrible plan to your roommate that isn’t charmed by the idea of being woken by a magic bullet noise at 6 in the morning. We all need to make some sacrifices anyway, right? He should accept it.

 

 

 

 

Obviously, you need to start with the basic – you need a magic bullet (or anything that brew foods).
-Choose a base and take two cups of it. It can be water, nut milk or even raw coconut water.
-Then, choose two fruits you want to have today. The more you vary, the more motivated you will be to continue your morning routine. It can be bananas, mango, kiwis, blueberries, peaches, etc.
-Now, it’s the time for the leafy greens. You take 2 cups of it and mix it with the rest. You can take spinach, swiss chard, kale, romaine lettuce or collards. For beginners, I would suggest spinach – it’s the easiest taste to cover (we don’t want you to be traumatized).
-At last, you can add some boosters. This is optional and not necessary, but it does really make a difference. Chia seeds, maca, spirulina, avocado, coconut oil, flaxseeds, cinnamon, ginger or stevia. Any one of those is good for you and bring you something different. Don’t put it all because it may change the taste a bit, but as I said, you can vary. I usually put Chia seeds and maca in mine, helping me get more energy.
-Put everything in a mason jar – or something in glass (avoid the plastic, it’s full of chemical and you don’t want to have this in your body).
-Go to school or to work with it, it’s easy to bring and easy to drink afterward. 
- Now, you need to enjoy it (or give it to your friend if you really don’t like it, which would surprise us).
Julian Wilson by Brian Bielmann
Julian Wilson by Brian Bielmann

What’s your favourite smoothie that you can’t live without?
Share with us your idea so we can all get ready to go catch some swells with a boost of energy!
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