Aug
25

Healthy, Happy, and more in love than ever!

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My parents have been married for 40 years, and met at a Ottawa High School football game in 1965.  These pictures are from 1971 and 2011. They have done a lot of the right things to have such a successful relationship, but from what I’ve seen, replacing lunch with my dad’s version of the classic green drink for the past 5 years has really been like their own personal fountain of youth.  My dad reworked the recipe to his liking for years and now I am making it at home and loving it.  And…it’s DELICIOUS!

It is quite a bit of work, so it’s great to make one big batch that lasts around 2 weeks divided in glasses in the freezer.  Take one out every day and let it thaw a bit then pop it in a blender (magic bullet is perfect) with some almond or soy milk  and  you have a yummy blended green shake that will make you feel incredible.  I needed this more than anyone I know because I am notorious for not eating my fruits and vegetables.  This healthy mix gives me everything I’m missing in my normal diet and I felt a difference within a week of drinking it for lunch.  My fiance Kurt LOVES them too.

So here’s what you need:

-4 cans Coconut milk

-4 veggies: Kale, Broccoli, Spinach, Celery

-4 Fruits: 4 bananas, 6 avocados, and 4-6 packages of frozen berries-blueberries, dark cherries, strawberries (I add a lot more berries than my dad because I like it to taste a bit more fruity than green 😉

-Stevia (or alternative natural sweetener)- sweetened to taste

All of this is put into large bowls and blended together a batch at a time until you have a huge bowl of green goodness.  With each blending add a cup of soy milk.  Then pour a serving or two in glasses or whatever you prefer, stick it in the freezer, and you’re ready to get your green drink on!

My dad adds a couple teaspoons of peppermint extract, but I don’t like peppermint so I used almond extract instead.  I think vanilla extract would be great also…point is, make it so you love it and experiment because my dad and I have found our own personal recipe we absolutely love.

To health, happiness, and longevity!

 

 

 

 

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