MAMA KNOWS: REACHING FOR AGELESSNESS WITH SKINNY GREEN SMOOTHIES

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I really don’t know what the abuela is reaching for…..I know what it’s SHAPED like and therefore, I would put it in a green smoothie.

That’s not to say I whirl all dick-shaped fruits and veggies. I do not. Sometimes, I set them on the counter and laugh at them. But fruits and vegetables are so agreeable, they grow in funny shapes just to amuse us. How can you NOT like them? 

So, I’m making a special green smoothie for strangely shaped fruits and veggies:

 

THE CROOKED BULBOUS GREEN SMOOTHIE

1 stalk celery, with leaves

1 cucumber, washed, halved, seeded and chopped

Juice of 1 lemon

2 peach halves drizzled with raw honey, preferably grilled with a little char

1 cup greens of your choice

1 tablespoon chia seeds 

Peach flavored dark tea to taste

Ice

Put the celery, cucumber and lemon in the blender and pulse until broken down.

Add the peaches, greens, chia and cover with the tea. Blend, adding ice through the top until the desired thickness is reached. Serve. 

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People Do Weird Things With Melons: It’s Always Been The Way

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This is a weird picture and I don’t like it. It’s hitting my first Star Trek buttons, where my older brothers lurk. 

They must have sat on me during an episode with an egghead-shaped alien and broke wind. Freud doesn’t have literature about this trauma. How could he? No t.v..

Melon Head Smoothie

1/2 cantaloupe

1 cup basil

1/2 cup spinach

2 tablespoons freshly ground flax seeds

Pure water

Ice

 

1. Put the smoothie, basil, spinach and flax in the blender. Cover with water.

2. Blend, and with the motor running, drop ice through the top of the blender until the desired thickness is reached.

 

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Don’t Be A Fat Head: Losing and Gaining Weight Rewires Your Brain

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Guys like Dr Mark Hyman have been telling us this stuff for years. Food actually changes your DNA. (www.mrmarkyman.com). You can get your own metabolism to process fat faster, keep blood sugar levels stable so you don’t get cravings, satisfy food needs you misread as a need for a Snickers, unswell joints, clear your head and sleep better. Green #smoothies are a great little delivery device for all that. 

Here’s the next logical step: Not only does food have an impact on your DNA, it changes your neurology as well. You gain and lose a lot of weight, drop weight quickly and put it back on, etc., and as you do so, you rewire your brain for a resistance to weight loss. Your nerve literally send out signals you don’t want them too when you try to drop weight. This sucks. 

DO NOT go up and down with your weight. Lose it responsibly, with balance and logic. If you don’t, it literally messes with your head. So STOP IT. 

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