Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Going Green with Fibromyalgia

I must admit that photos like this didn't look all too appetizing to me a decade ago. 

But then again, no food or drink that wasn't served in in 5 minutes or less was appetizing to me back then.  Looking back, I often wonder what I was ever thinking when I THOUGHT I was eating healthy. 

Ten years later, with a lot of gusto to try new things, and a LOT of information backing my choices up, I have decided to go green.  My food choices are now not only organic for the environment, but are as pure as I can get for myself too.

I started a Green Goddess regimen a couple of weeks ago out of desperation.  I was constantly fatigued and had absolutely no energy left by noon.  I couldn't live this way any longer and I had to try and do something to change it. 

After a Dr. Oz episode and a lot of research, I decided to take the green plunge.  I took baby steps at first.  I researched the perfect blender for my science projects and finally decided on the Nutribullet.  I went for that because it not only mixes great drinks, it can also mill rice, nuts, and coffee-- something else I'm interested in for my gluten intolerance. 

The Nutribullet sat in our kitchen for about a week before I got the gumption to try it.  I was nervous with it and didn't know if I could create any kind of concoction that would help me.  But I then quickly relieved my fears by reading the recipe book it came with.  Once I saw how easy it was, my creative side took over. 

And I must admit, I'm glad my creative side did!  I'm feeling MUCH better!  I have more energy, less pain, AND I'm sleeping better at night.  Going Green was worth it!

Recipe One:

1 Tablespoon Pineapple
1 Pear, diced
1 Perisan (or mini) Cucumber, sliced
1 Stalk of Celery, dice
4 Green Seedless Grapes
1 Kiwi, sliced
1/2 Cup of Spinach
1 Tablespoon of Almond Meal
1 Tablespoon of Chia Seeds
Filtered Water

Method:
Add all of your ingredients except your water.  Fill the water up to the max line.  Attach your blender attachment and blend until smooth.

For a little kick, Recipe Two:
2 Tablespoons Pineapple
1 Pear, diced
1 Kiwi, sliced
1 Perisan (or mini) Cucumber, sliced
1/2 Cup Kale
6 Pistachios
1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
1/8 Teaspoon of Paprika
Filtered Water

Method:
Add all of your ingredients except your water.  Fill the water up to the max line.  Attach your blender attachment and blend until smooth.

Stay fabulous!
Love and friendship,

Kimberley


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