When green juice is more important than your coffee

As fall comes, we can feel the rush of being healthy and all ready to get our wetsuit on. The water is becoming colder and our thick wetsuit may not fit us anymore.

Oh well. We did a lot of work out during the summer, but I don’t think going to surf with a beer in our hands really count. Neither drinking wine while doing a bike ride. I hope it did, but it doesn’t. All these summer parties and travels made us forget our initial goal: be the prettiest gal at the beach.

But, now, the sunshine is leaving us, again. The problem is that we are not ready for the cold season. Not at all.

Waves in California during the winter are bigger and scarier, at least for me. If you think about Canada, let’s just say that it’s cold. Colder than Iceland. If we want to survive through this season and eventually come out of the water still alive, we need to work out and stay healthy.

I know what you are doing at the moment. Giving a quick glance at your fridge full of beers and at your kitchen cabinets full of marshmallows. In your head, summer isn’t over. Summer is never over. We always end up saying that we should stop, but we never do.

‘’Tomorrow, I will stop eating like this’’ – I am serious.

So, you may as well start your day with a green smoothie to help you get the energy you want and the boost of healthy nutrients to motivate you through your day. A green smoothie, every day, for the rest of your life – or at least, until next summer. Not because it will make you become skinnier. Or healthier. This is not the idea. The idea is to avoid processed food and get the nutrients you need to fully actives your body and your brain.

How do I make a green smoothie?

It may sound like a terrible plan to your roommate that isn’t charmed by the idea of being woken by a magic bullet noise at 6 in the morning. We all need to make some sacrifices anyway, right? He should accept it.

Obviously, you need to start with the basic – you need a magic bullet (or anything that brew foods).
-Choose a base and take two cups of it. It can be water, nut milk or even raw coconut water.

-Then, choose two fruits you want to have today. The more you vary, the more motivated you will be to continue your morning routine. It can be bananas, mango, kiwis, blueberries, peaches, etc.

-Now, it’s the time for the leafy greens. You take 2 cups of it and mix it with the rest. You can take spinach, swiss chard, kale, romaine lettuce or collards. For beginners, I would suggest spinach – it’s the easiest taste to cover (we don’t want you to be traumatized).

-At last, you can add some boosters. This is optional and not necessary, but it does really make a difference. Chia seeds, maca, spirulina, avocado, coconut oil, flaxseeds, cinnamon, ginger or stevia. Any one of those is good for you and bring you something different. Don’t put it all because it may change the taste a bit, but as I said, you can vary. I usually put Chia seeds and maca in mine, helping me get more energy.

-Put everything in a mason jar – or something in glass (avoid the plastic, it’s full of chemical and you don’t want to have this in your body).

-Go to school or to work with it, it’s easy to bring and easy to drink afterward. 

- Now, you need to enjoy it (or give it to your friend if you really don’t like it, which would surprise us).

What’s your favourite smoothie that you can’t live without?

Share with us your idea so we can all get ready to go catch some swells with a boost of energy!