Commit to a Daily Healthy Habit
By mindbodywell on November 16, 2012
With the hustle and bustle of the holidays upon us, I urge everyone to commit to a daily healthy habit. Doesn’t have to be anything life changing, can be something as simple as practicing yoga, meditation, cooking a healthy meal for your family or drinking a green juice.
Before the craziness of the holidays takes over your life, commit to making like incorporating a green juice smoothie. It’s one of the best ways to meet your daily-recommended allowance of 5 fruits a day. And for those of you who are not big on eating vegetables, smoothie can be a great way to get your daily fill of fiber.
With the growing popularity of juice bars sprouting up everywhere nowadays and lifestyle gurus praising its benefits like Kris Carr of Crazy, Sexy, Cancer and Joe Cross from “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”, it’s no surprise then that a lot of people are starting to pick up on this healthy habit. It doesn’t matter how old or young you are, its never too early or too late to get into smoothie drinking. Don’t worry if you’ve never made a smoothie in your life before now – it’s something even your 4 year-old niece can help you with.
So if you are committed to becoming healthier, then making sure you succeed in this habit of drinking healthy smoothies is a goal you need to aim for. Forming a habit takes time. Experts say that you need to repeat an action for 28 days for it to sink in and truly become a habit for you.
To help you reach that goal, here are some tips on how you can make smoothies part of your daily routine:
- Set a schedule. Are you going to incorporate a green juice smoothie as part of your breakfast? Perhaps an afternoon snack or pick-me up instead of your usual coffee and carb combo
- Research recipes. The possibilities are endless! Here are some simple and tasty recipes to try
- Find a buddy. Get your partner, friend or kids involved in the process. Go shopping for ingredients together, swap recipes but most of all experiment with combinations that appeal to your taste buds.
Here is a recipe for a tasty green juice smoothie that my husband came up with the other day. Enjoy!
Green Papaya Juice Smoothie
Yields 6-8 servings
1 ½ cup filtered water
2-3 cups fresh papaya
½ cup frozen strawberries
2 ½ cups mixed kale and baby spinach
1 knob of ginger
1-teaspoon Healthforce Nutritionals Vitamineral Greens
Place all ingredients in high-powered blender and blend for 60 seconds or more.
Do you have a favorite green juice smoothie recipe?