Recently, I got some e-mails asking me what do I eat. The answer is that I try to keep a healthy lifestyle every day of my life. Eating 100% healthy is a lifestyle. I don’t believe in diets, because I think that diets are temporary. However, I stick to buying only healthy foods at the grocery store and I exercise regularly for about an hour a day. I make myself a fruit/vegetable smoothie every morning. I change the ingredients every other week with all different fruits and vegetables.
Trader Joe’s has a wonderful selection of organic fruits and vegetables and they are cheaper than what is sold at other grocery stores. They also carry dairy products from cows that are not treated with rBST (this is an artificial growth hormone). I stay away from artificial growth hormones when buying meats and dairy products.
These are the ingredients to my kale smoothie and it is a demonstration with pictures:
2 cups of orange juice – $1.99 for a carton of orange juice at Trader Joe’s
1 tomato – $2.49 for package of 4 organic tomatoes at Trader Joe’s
30 baby carrot sticks – $1.49 for a pack of organic baby carrots cut and peeled at Trader Joe’s
1 banana – $.19 cents each at Trader Joe’s
2 cups of Kale – $2.29 for a large bag of organic kale at Trader Joe’s
cut off one inch of the ginger root and peel it with a sharp knife – $1.39 for about 2 raw ginger roots at Trader Joe’s
2 table spoons of agave – $3.29 for a bottle of organic agave at Trader Joe’s (you can add more agave if you want your smoothie a bit more sweet)
After all the ingredients are in the blender. Press the liquify button. I use a Kitchen Aid blender.
Now you have your kale smoothie!