Since the new year I have been making a conscious effort to experiment more with my smoothies. This goes for my green smoothies as well as my non green smoothies. I have been doing my best to keep track of them all. Working on tweaking the recipes and making them the best they can be, sharing my favourites here on Health is Happiness. What does this mean? It means I will be sharing quite a few smoothie recipes here on the blog in the weeks and months to come. I will be sure to keep posting delicious non-smoothie recipes as well. Hopefully I can inspire a few more people to give heathy smoothies a try. Quite a few people have been telling me recently that they tried making a green smoothie for the first time and loved it. This makes me very happy.
I am enjoying experimenting with all these new smoothies, finding out what I like and what I don’t. The reason I committed myself to doing this is that I was into the routine of making the same smoothies most of the time. Don’t get me wrong, I love the smoothies I was making and am not going to stop making them. My go to greens are still kale, swiss chard, and spinach, as well as collard greens, when I can find them. The fruit I use most are strawberries and bananas. I am going to try and switch it up and mix different greens with different fruit.
The beginning of a new year is a great time for a greens detox. A great way to do this is by drinking cleansing green smoothies. Many of us ate more over the holidays than we usually do. After all, isn’t that what the holidays are all about? I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday, and shared some great food with family and friends.
It is nice to give our systems a break since overeating can be hard on our body. Overeating slows down our system, which means slower elimination and natural detoxification. A greens detox with cleansing green smoothies is a great way to help our bodies with its natural detoxification process and give it the break it needs. Time to rejuvenate for the new year. Many of us have New Year’s resolutions to change the way we eat, and to work at having better health and weight loss goals. An easy as well as beneficial way to help you achieve your goals, is incorporating cleansing green smoothies into your diet.
Not to worry. I am not saying that you have to go on some crazy cleanse and replace all solid food with smoothies. I am just encouraging you to drink a (green) smoothie a day. Green smoothies are easy to digest, making it easier to absorb the nutrients they contain. And boy do they ever contain a lot.
This cleansing green smoothie recipe contains several ingredients to help your body recover and rejuvenate itself for the new year ahead.
This is a recipe I found on a blog called Oh, Ladycakes. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to make it. It looked and sounded delicious. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought of it myself. Probably because I don’t make a lot of desserts.
The crust is made with almonds and dates. Pretty simple. Then comes the cashew cream. Soaked cashews, dates, nut milk, lemon, salt. Pretty simple. Then fresh berries. Pretty simple. Topped with some coconut. Amazing. Continue reading →
After spending the past week packing up all my stuff in boxes, moving and unpacking everything again I was very ready for my first green smoothie in my new kitchen/apartment. It had been a few days since my last green smoothie and I was beginning to go through withdrawal. (joking)
Since I was moving into a friend’s apartment I was able to plant my herb/vegetable garden in the spring long before I moved in. The garden thrived in my absence. Apparently my friend/roommate has a green thumb. We planted beets, spinach, swiss chard, pak choy, tomatoes, and tons of herbs. So for my first green smoothie I thought why not venture into my green garden. Continue reading →
Welcome to Health is Happiness! My name is Kieran. I am a foodie who loves to eat and cook plant-based whole foods. Health is Happiness is for those of us that love great tasting food but also want to eat healthy. You will find recipes, videos and more. Enjoy!