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Green is the new Black

At the end of November I got my paws on Kris Carr’s new book Crazy Sexy Diet. I’m quite comfortable calling this one a LIFE CHANGER.  The number one difference maker for me was getting more green in my diet.  I ordered a juicer, started experimenting with green smoothies and strive for 1/2 a plate of green at least 2-3x/day.

The difference? I lost 8 lbs during the holidays, kicked coffee, notice a more vibrant tone to my skin (which made more sense after reading this too: A Truly Healthy Glow) and I have a lot more energy for spreading Fit, Healthy & Beautiful love!

Here are some of my new favorite Green Juice and Green Smoothie recipes

(the best part is you can make them your own, I used some of Kris’, googled green smoothies and juices and tweaked some that were posted by various healthy people I follow on Twitter.  Feel free to do the same with mine!)

Go To Juice

Romaine, Kale, (Spinach optional), 1 Green Apple, 1 Carrot, 1/2 or 1 whole Cucumber (depending on the size), 1/2 lemon

Suggested tweaks:

  • I hate celery, so I don’t use it, but you may want to give it a try.
  • Sometimes I throw sprouts, broccoli stems, some parsley and/or a tiny bit of ginger root in there too.
  • I’ll also ditch the romaine and add more Kale and Spinach for a darker green juice.
  • If you like spicy, I accidentally bought mustard greens instead of kale once and it added quite a kick.

Choco-Coconut Green Smoothie

Coconut milk, water and dried organic unsulphured flakes, 3 romaine leaves, handful of spinach, 1 scoop chocolate whey protein

Banana Green Love

2oz coconut milk, 4oz coconut water, 2 oz almond milk, 4 stalks romaine, 3 mint leaves, 1/2 or 1 full banana, chocolate whey protein.

Pumpkin Spice Green Goodness

Just sub 2 scoops pumpkin puree for the banana and 1 scoop BSN Lean Dessert Warm Cinnamon Roll or any Vanilla protein for chocolate from the above recipe.

Have a favorite green juice or smoothie combo? Would love to hear about them in the comments below…

Green is the new Black