Saturday, July 5, 2008

I've got the Power

I will tell you a secret. I have a Super Mom Power Elixir. If you notice the books I have read this year there is a book call Green for Life. The lady who wrote this book swears that green smoothies provide people with the best digestible form of Chlorophyll and if a quart is swallowed (I used the word swallow for lack of a better word. Is drunken really the right word?) each day that our bodies will be restored to better health for myriads of reasons.
Some of my friends had been drinking spinach smoothies for a while so I decided it couldn't be that bag. With a little trial and error I came up with this really delicious recipe.

3 Cups Frozen Tropical Fruit slightly defrosted in the orange juice
3 cups Orange Juice (I usually just pour it in until it hits the top of the fruit)
1/2 cup Vanilla Yogurt (as natural as you can want- I use Mountain Home)
1-2 Bananas
2-3 cups Spinach(or a mixture of different greens- spinach seems mild enough for most people)
1 Tablespoon Flax seeds (sometimes)
Blended for 2 minutes or very very well blended

I have a had quart almost every morning for over a month. My kids and Roger will drink it often too. Since I have been in Houston everyone here will drink as much as I can make because it is so good which ended up not being much due to the cost of ingredients.

I had really high hopes for this drink. I was hoping to lose a little belly chub and need less sleep and such. I did not really see much of a difference until it came time for all these projects and activities I wrote about recently. The last few times I have had high stress(good stress I should say) my body has reacted badly. So badly I thought my life would be different because I would have to scale way back on my activities, responsibilities, and volunteering because my body could not handle it.

When all the things I had to do started coming up I felt great! I tackled anything and yelled (really quietly because you never know what will come up and bite you) to the World "What's Next???" I zoomed from one activity to the next and even kept my house in decent order.

The first time I skipped a day I came down with a sinus infection. I told my allergist and he thought it was coincidence. Maybe it was. Maybe it was not. All I know is that I got a lot of stuff done with more power than my own and had Good Fun all the while.


Kristen said...

Wow. I am almost convinced to start doing that myself..I just don't know if I can choke down the spinach.

Tami said...

I could really use some super mom power elixir or whatever you call it. Does it really taste that good? Does it give you enough energy to clean the blender everyday (I'm so lazy, and I hate cleaning the blender).

The Titmi said...

I think it is super yummy and well worth cleaning the blender. To clean the blender I rinse it out then put hot soapy water in then put it back on to blend for a minute. I rinse it one more time and it is clean. Super easy! I can make you some smoothie sometime Tami