How Green Smoothies Saved My Life

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)

Background

How Green Smoothies Changed My Life is written by Kim Caldwell, a graduate from the University of Memphis who has studied nutrition and the way thoughts affect our lives for over a decade. Says Caldwell, “when I started drinking Green Smoothies, including live foods and lifting my thoughts, I got a new and improved life.”

She wrote this book as a guide to educate readers about the importance of a healthy diet as well as the way that thoughts influence our wellbeing. “You want to feed your mind loving thoughts every day just like you feed your body proper nutrition.”

Diet Basics

green smoothiesGreen smoothies involve blending fresh fruits and leafy green vegetables to create a nourishing and delicious beverage. Caldwell states “green smoothies give your body a rush of raw enzymes, chlorophyll and nutrients that will give you new life and vitality.”

According to her we are not getting enough chlorophyll in our diets. By consuming green smoothies we can benefit from the blood cleansing, anti-inflammatory, and blood-sugar stabilizing effects of chlorophyll. You will find that you stop craving sweet snacks and junk food and instead will start to naturally desire more fresh fruits and vegetables.

Caldwell offers readers advice about fasting on green smoothies, as well as general guidelines on incorporating green smoothies into a healthy balanced diet. Dieters are encouraged to emphasize raw fruit and vegetables and to supplement the diet with whole and unprocessed foods such as nuts, legumes, and sprouted grain bread.

In addition to consuming green smoothies, Caldwell promotes the consumption of tea due to its high content of antioxidants and metabolism-boosting properties. You can choose from green, black, or oolong tea in accordance with your personal preference.

The book places great emphasis on the importance of psychological factors such as emotional balance, positive attitude and visualization, in the creation of optimal wellbeing, with approximately half of the text being devoted to these subjects.

Recommended Foods

Green smoothies, fruit, vegetables, legumes, sprouted grain tortillas, Manna bread, pecans, walnuts, almond butter, salmon, tea, stevia.

Sample Green Smoothie Meal Plan

Breakfast

Super Spinach Smoothie

Lunch

Mango Strawberry Smoothie

Afternoon Snack

Powerful Parsley Smoothie

Dinner

Soothing Celery Smoothie

Exercise Recommendations

Caldwell says that when you start drinking green smoothies you will have more energy and will experience increased motivation to exercise. She discusses the benefits of staying physically active through activities like brisk walking.

The combination of green smoothies and exercise work together to alleviate depression and create a “wonderful new mood and attitude that can enhance all aspects of your life”.

Costs and Expenses

How Green Smoothies Saved my Life: A Guide for Using Green Smoothies, Uplifted Thinking and Live Food to Enhance Your Life retails at $14.95.

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Pros

  • Promotes a very high intake of raw fruit and vegetables.
  • Encourages the consumption of fresh and unprocessed foods.
  • Provides instructions on how to make green smoothies with recipes.
  • Acknowledges the importance of psychological factors for successful lifestyle changes.
  • Includes inspirational success stories.

Cons

  • Does not include a meal plan.
  • Recipe selection is very limited.
  • Author is not a qualified health care professional.
  • Many dieters will require more guidance to create a healthy eating plan.
  • Some individuals are sensitive to the caffeine contained in tea.

Conclusions

How Green Smoothies Saved My Life is a book outlining how the author experienced positive health benefits when she started consuming green smoothies on a regular basis.

It includes a general introduction to green smoothies and guidelines on how to improve your health by increasing emotional awareness and supporting positive thought processes.

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)
Last Reviewed: October 18, 2011. Disclaimer

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