After dropping my percentage of Living Foods down to about 50% or less and indulging in highly processed cooked foods over the holidays, I've gotten back to about 90% Raw and Living foods. I'm comfortable with that number, and often can go days where the only non-Raw I take in is in the form of tea. So why the 3 day Green Smoothie challenge?
I know I did some damage with the way I ate in December and January. I'm taking these 3 short days as an opportunity to bombard my body with the goodness of greens to undo some of that damage. The large amount of fiber should help me detox/cleanse to an extent, and blending the food makes it a snap to consume large quantities of greens, while making it easier for my body to digest and assimilate the nutrients.
Honestly, it's easy in some ways. I don't have to wonder what my next meal will be. I leave the blender sitting out on the counter, and soon I'll put the juicer in action as well. An essential part of doing green smoothies is to get a wide variety of greens. Right now I only have spinach, but my CSA basket arrives tomorrow, and it always has lots of different leafy veggies in it. While I was on my hike, I was truly tempted by the wild mustard and dandelion greens growing all along the trail. No picking allowed in the park, though. Too bad.