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Job Search Health: Green Smoothies??

March 24th, 2011

My wife will fall out of her chair when she reads this.

I know I had strong feelings about VP Biden’s lame remarks to job seekers to be healthy, and it might seem like I’m back peddling on that a bit.

In fact, I’m not against health for job seekers. I’ve blogged about it before.

My brother said the thing he misses most about being unemployed is the time he had to exercise.

I’m becoming more aware of my health, especially as I get older but feel MUCH older than I really am.

Last week while on the east coast I was really missing one of my eating habits: a daily green smoothie. I missed it, and I talked about it to people I talked with… here’s more info on that.

My wife started this about a year ago but I wasn’t ever a big fan.  It’s weird to drink something that looks like smashed up dark green lettuce and think you’ll like it, no matter how healthy it is for you.

A few weeks ago I finally started making my own, though, every morning.  I love them.  They taste good.  They are FAST to make.  They are very inexpensive.  And they are way, way healthy.

Put all those together and I get a smile on my face (a smile, framed in green smoothie :)).

Here’s an easy breakfast – filling, healthy, inexpensive — in a blender:

2 cups of water

Two handfuls of spinach (I get mine at Costco (super inexpensive) and then freeze it – so it helps have a SMOOTHIE feel)

Two handfuls of KALE (without the thick bottom stems)

Some frozen fruit from Costco (the bag costs $10 and it lasts a couple of weeks – whether it is strawberry, blueberry or mixed fruit – they are all good (bonus: if blueberry, the smoothie is more purple, for those who gag on the green color)).

Blend it up – we have a blendtec blender we got a sweet deal on, and it is the bomb.  A regular blender works fine, though.

You can add other stuff, like stevia (sweetener), almonds (protein), flax seeds (blend them before you add liquids), etc.

I’m hooked. My goal is to work my way up to three of these a day… along with other food, of course, but three a day should give me some great nutrition without all the junk in today’s “normal food” diet.

If you want more info, check out Green Smoothie Girl’s website, or her videos on YouTube.

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2 responses to “Job Search Health: Green Smoothies??”

  1. Marc Miller says:

    I have been doing smoothies for breakfast for years but I am sorry I cannot do the spinach/kale thing.

    Yogurt, orange/grapefruit, frozen organic fruit, flax seed, whey protein powder…..

    Yes, I miss this when I travel but at least it ain’t green!

  2. Jason Alba says:

    I’m late to this game, but I’m here to stay. It’s pretty cool.

    I was turned off by the GREEN, but the way we make it, it tastes like a fruit smoothie…

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