Your mission should you choose to accept it: to use Live Green Smoothies (LGSs) to radically jack up the raw and living foods in your diet to around 85%.
Because in my personal experimentation, that seems to be The Magic Zone, where weight, well-being, and wellness seem to find a beautiful, easy, natural balance.
Trying to lose weight and feeling stuck? Then try jacking up your LGSs to 3 blenderfuls a day, add a raw meal or two, and you’ll start to break through that plateau (just be sure you’re getting your sweat on for a good 30 minutes at least 3 times a week, as well)!
Feeling sluggish, no energy, heavy, or depressed? Honestly, I haven’t spoken to one person yet who jacked up their diet with 3 blenderfuls of LGSs every single day who did not report a wonderful increase in energy, well-being, and mood!
Those Live Green Smoothies really are like magic!
Everyday, challenge yourself to see if you can hit the 85% marker with the amount of raw and live foods you include in your diet. Do this by:
And that’s it!
The “85%” part is approximate, and I judge it by quantity, not by caloric density. If you’ve eaten mostly raw and living food all day long and then have a piece of grilled steak with greens at dinner, that’s definitely “in the zone”.
1. You’re in charge. If your body feels “off” and you sense you’re having too many Live Green Smoothies, then back off! You’re the expert who knows your body best. Sometimes it’s a matter of decreasing the amount of greens in them, or the amount of fruit. Everybody’s body and constitution is different. Take responsibility for getting to know yours and what it needs.
2. That 3rd blenderful is a great time to make a much richer smoothie, and especially a chocolate smoothie. If you’re a choco-holic, you can use raw cacao powder to enjoy a rich smoothie like my Liquid Brownie recipe every day. In which case, enjoy it as a meal substitute. You won’t need anything else for that meal, believe me. Raw cacao is the best natural food source for magnesium and is highest in antioxidant content, so think of it as a food, not as a dessert.
3. As for that last 15%…? Don’t worry about it. Don’t stress about it. Eat what you want. It’s the 85% that matters, not what happens on the fringes. Don’t judge yourself, don’t fight yourself… just go in the direction of all the Good Stuff… the raw and living, nutrient-dense, high-water-content foods.
The rest will take care of itself!
I’ll be posting regularly here about what I’m eating each day, what LGSs I’m making, some suggested Live Green Smoothie recipes… even cost, as best as I’m able to track it.
I’d like this to become a gathering place for anyone who’s shooting for 85% on a daily basis… even if you’re doing it less-than-perfect. Stop by and share your comments & questions. I’m happy to help if I can.
Be sure to read What’s A Live Green Smoothie, Anyway? and How To Make A Green Smoothie. And check out the Live Green Smoothie Recipes category for recipe ideas. One of my absolute favorites is “Liquid Sunshine“!
Each day is what it is… a new beginning… a new Now… Make the best of it that you can. And make it better by reaching for that 85%!
Discover the "liquid sunshine" happy vibe of blending & drinking live greens and fruit!
Whether you're a raw and whole food enthusiast, a junk food enthusiast, a master on the BBQ grill, or a life-long vegan, the Live Green Smoothie Diet site has you in mind.
The purpose of the LGS site is to show you ways to use living, raw, and superfoods to jack up your health, your vitality, and your sense of well-being...no matter what your current diet & lifestyle is like!