My mission is to make more of myself. I've previously talked about how I go through phases. One week, it is all about the lipstick. The next, it is all about the bling and then the next, haircare. At the moment, it is less about the products (just a little less though) and more about good old fashioned science or as I prefer to call it 'beautiful living'.
I'm trying to find out more ways of living which could actually help me make more of myself now and in the long run.
Yesterday I had my first 'Green Monster'.
Typically of me, I forgot to take a picture so this one is from the Green Monster Movement website. Mine didn't look quite as good.
In fact, mine was browny. It looked gross and it smelt foul but actually it tasted ok. It certainly tasted yummier then my very first green tea. These green smoothies are supposed to give you a HUGE increase in energy and decrease your cravings for sweet things. Oh and this is a direct quote from Angela the founder, 'My skin has also become more clear and my hair and nails started growing like weeds!'
Yay, I'm excited about this little drinkie.
The main ingredient is spinach. This or kale is mandatory as is some form of milk. However as long as these two ingredients are there, you can add any other ingredients you want (many people do choose seeds and fruit though), blend and ta dah, you have a Green Monster!
Since I can never have too many antioxidants, I added 5 or 6 large strawberries then a banana and a very small scoop of sunflower seeds to my little Monster.
It tasted like a creamy banana, strawberry concoction with a slight tinge of something else.
Obviously, the spinach or the kale is always going to add some nutritional goodness. Spinach has Iron, Folic Acid, Dietary Fibre and Vitamins A, C, E. Milk provides the Calcium but the rest is up to you. You can make your monster as calorific or as slimslime as you like.
I had my monster for lunch today and along with the leftover strawberries, I didn't feel any hunger pangs or any need to top my meal up with anything else. I will certainly be having more and it will be a bonus if my skin starts to glow!
I found out about Green Monsters in Gemmas fabulous video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1UF0AIILk4&playnext_from=TL&videos=9QAsnig1oxo Gemma always provides excellent links and information. I love her channels!
There is also a whole movement here http://greenmonstermovement.com/.
I also think that many of you will love 'Oh The Glow', the blog where the Monsters originated.
Angela is a health blogger who has completely changed her own life and got her glow again. Now, she is inspiring others to do the same. This blog is so different to any I've come across before (admitedly I haven't really lurked in the "healthy living" communities) and you really have to take a peek to see what I mean. I only found it on Friday night but I stayed up hours reading Angela's stories and her amazing ideas. Today, I can not stop talking about this blog. Check it out here http://ohsheglows.com/
What with green monsters and green teas, I'm now starting to think as long as it is called 'Green something', it will be good for me!
Have you tried a Green Monster? What do you think of the inside out approach to beauty and life?