My family and I are committed to improving our health with different eating habits than we’ve had. We’ve eliminated all sugar, using only honey for sweetener, all gluten (preferring instead almond flour and sometimes coconut flour), and all processed foods. It’s been a challenge, especially during the holidays when it seems we celebrate every important day with copious amounts of junk food. Of all of us, our 7 year old genius has been most faithful to our new eating habits, but then she has a lot of food allergies and is used to being different.

So, this year, we’re all doing things differently. In search for a new way to incorporate fruits and veggies (particularly greens) into our diets, I found this recipe for the Glowing Green Smoothie created by Kimberly Snyder.

What do you think? A new way to celebrate spring? What better way to honor the renewing of life then with something that will revitalize our own life and bodies?

I know my writing and life would happen more smoothly if I incorporated something like this into my diet. I’d have more energy, get more done and of better quality, all the while having more time with my kids and husband. I’d love that! But it’s hard to make even the simplest of changes to our diets, sometimes, isn’t it? It takes a lot of determination to change the way we relate to food.

But maybe instead of focusing on what we can’t have, we should focus on giving our bodies what they need to be strong, energetic and healthy. Once our body knows its needs are met, we’ll have fewer cravings for junk ‘filler’ food.

If you try it, let me know what you think!

Green Smoothie
Courtesy of: Kimberly Snyder