People obsess over smoothies, and I never really got it. I also never thought I'd be one of those people who bounces out of bed, psyched to make my glass of green mush.
Let me tell you - it has changed my life. At first I started with some sweeter, less green concoctions. I liked them, but I was no guru. Add a little too much or too little of an ingredient and you've got a completely different taste. Just like cooking, the first time you make something, it doesn't come out... ideal. Then the second time [hopefully] it's a bit improved. THEN you start fine tuning and finding your groove. So I'm here to tell you:
Keep at it. The more you make your smoothies, the better you get at figuring out the right ratios to suit your tastes and your desired energy levels.
Now the WHOLE POINT of making a smoothie is to get a surge of nutrients in a big swig. Food is ENERGY. Read on here to see more benefits of greens in your smoothies. Food is fuel to allow you to live your purpose and be your kickass self.
With that being said, you can think of the objective of making a smoothie is to get as many GREENS as possible, in a way that is palatable for you. I say this, because we all have a different reference for what tastes GOOD to us.
And something that tastes good to you NOW, may change in 2 weeks. Here's why:
Your taste buds regenerate in a cycle ranging from about 10 days to 2 weeks. I often hear clients who, after eating more fruits and vegetables consistently for a week or 2, claim that their fruits and veggies taste sweeter, and their beloved chocolate becomes overwhelmingly sweet. This is not just in your head - it's biochemical.
This is why it is so important to stay consistent and be patient with yourself, drinking a smoothie (or green juice) in the morning, and really get the hang of this life-changing habit. Not only will you give your body a boost of energy in the morning, it'll help balance your blood sugar for the rest of the day - and balanced blood sugar means putting your body in the FAT BURNING zone.
Here's the best way to get started:
Challenge yourself to a 30-day Green Smoothie Challenge
Drink 1 green smoothie for breakfast every day, for 30 days.