Well, Christmas is behind us and I hope that we all survived intact! I made my annual Christmas Creature for my husband's growing collection. I'll share those with you in another post. He was absolutely amazed with what I was able to come up with this year. It has become a very nice Christmas tradition.
It seems that once Christmas is over, we are bombarded with commercials for weight loss products, gym memberships, and weight loss programs. But, as we all know, our health should be a priority on a daily basis and not just something we think about when we write out our New Year's resolutions.
I was very fortunate to take an incredible nutrition class while I was in school. Our professor had us approach the class as though we were our own client. We monitored our caloric intake and out take, vitamins,and minerals. It was a very comprehensive class and by the end of the semester, everyone had lost weight and many had decided to start following a vegetarian lifestyle. I am by no means perfect with my diet, but the principles that I learned have stayed with me.
When I was told that I have moles on my retinas and that I have a high probability of cancer not only in my eyes, but in my colon, I decided that I will do all that I can in my power to lower my chances and hopefully prevent this from happening. The recipe I am sharing with you today is one that I found some time ago and I'm not sure where I found it, but it is PACKED with nutritional value. I have been eating this for a few years on an off and on basis. I am now eating it 3 times a week. I simply substitute one meal for the concoction. It's easy to mix up and I enjoy the taste. I've tried a number of other recipes, but this is by far my favorite.Power Packed Green Smoothie
1 Lime peeled
1/2 Cucumber peeled and sliced
2 to 3 cups of Kale
1 Tablespoon Flax Seed Oil
Sea Salt to taste
Throughout January, I will be posting recipes that are good for us, high in nutrients and even more important, taste good.
So here's to our health!!! May it not be something we only think about in January.