The Green Smoothie Craze

So my brother and  sister-in-law, Nate & Stephanie, introduced us to green smoothies not too long ago… and I was amazed that you can put spinach in a fruit smoothie and not taste it, GENIUS!! Todd and I went with Stephanie to a “Green Smoothie Girl” free class, and it was awesome… there were actually quite a few people there, and I also found out I have several friends already into it. This is all starting to remind me of the juicer craze in the 90’s, LOL.

This is me demonstrating how to make a green smoothie (hehehe):

Todd and I recently noticed that we pretty much eat meat every day, and started looking for ways to add vegetarian meals to our eating lifestyle. It’s a super good thing too, because, you can’t argue with the fact that the typical diet of Americans today is why our cancer and diseases are off the charts. Who knew that it could be as simple as changing our diets an exercise. Wait a minute, everyone knows that, right? LOL. I think it is one of those things where you can be told, but just because you know, doesn’t mean you have had a spiritual awakening about it. And really, unless you have watched some of those food movies, you wouldn’t know that they are pumping chickens full of hormones, offsetting their balance so they can’t even walk and raising them in the dark their whole life, treating them horribly because at that point they are not looked at as a living animal, but a piece of meat. Even after knowing this, I still eat meat… and I think its an addiction.

After starting the green smoothies (one or two a day), I noticed an immediate change what what I want to eat. Not only that, but I think my body has started detoxing and I have been lightheaded for about 3 days now. I hear it goes on for about a week, and some people go back to their old eating habits because of it… but I want to stick it out. I look forward to loosing weight and having more energy. Plus the thought of being healthier and lowering my chances of future disease sounds incredibly awesome. I am glad I found this now, and not any later in my life. Hope to be one of those grandmas alive and kicking at 90 years old, hehe.

Our girls also love smoothies! Here is a shot of them about to drink a smoothie on the way to school…

Here are some inspirational food quotes:

“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” -Thomas Edison

…“Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.” – Hippocrates

…“Those who think they have no time for healthy eating, will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” – Edward Stanley

Todd and I will be working on a whole green smoothie stock photography series… here is a shot I took today:


  1. So awesome Renee. Welcome to the revolution! 🙂 I’m about 3 months in, with the last two totally vegan and I gotta say, I’ve never felt better.

  2. love THE smoothies!! I drink one every day and I feel fantastic. better than I have felt in YEARS! Thanks for turning me on to the smoothie. – Laurie

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