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Muddy Green Smoothie

Replenishing and rejuvenating your cells is an important ritual that we should focus on when it comes to overall health. Just by adding 1 superfood per day will help to get you on the right track when it comes to heart health, your blood flow, and digestive trac.

The Muddy Green smoothie is a combination of leafy greens and a mix of cherries and berries. Because getting a good amount of nutrients and minerals in my body, I’ve been creating various smoothie recipes that are simple, quick and affordable to make.

This smoothie helps to relieve stress in your cells and help to support a healthy digestive system. the lime helps to relieve constipation, improve heart health, joints, supports healthy blood sugar levels and assists with regulating your temperature.  With the added parsley, it increases the strength of vitamin K which promotes bone strength and assists with limiting neuronal brain damage. You may be wondering what is neuronal brain damage. Neuronal brain damage is a condition where there’s inflammation in the brain in addition to a break down of the blood-brain barrier.

Benefits: Loaded with Vitamin A & C, B-6, Protein, Fiber, Magnesium, potassium.

RECIPE:

1 cup coconut water

4 collard green leaves

2 parsley sprigs

1 cup cherries

1/2 cup blueberries

1 lime

 

DIRECTIONS:

Blend all ingredients until desired smoothness. Approximately 2-3 minutes

FITNESS-FLAWLESS,100lbs & FLAWLESS

From 140lbs-284lbs (maybe more) to 170lbs, my life has been an up and down rollercoaster of losing and gaining weight, mainly from having three kids.

Weight is a topic that no one but everyone likes to discuss. Fat and weight has a love hate relationship with people especially women. We strive for this idea of “perfection” wrapped in desirability from other women and men. Just the mere fact of being over weight makes a woman feel like they’re not desirable, like they’re not beautiful because the perception of others has allowed us to believe that the weight we have carried determines our value and beauty in life.

But what determines beauty? What determines your value? Weight only has value when you are a diamond. The value I carry is not weighed by the fat that’s on my body yet the wealth of knowledge that I carry, the way I uphold my values, the way I enlighten my children, the way I infuse my spirituality with growing and nurturing life, the way I open my mind to “endless” thoughts, goals, dreams and possibilities.

My battle with weight and confidence began after having my first son because I gained 80lbs. I didn’t like the weight I had become. My reflection in the mirror was not that of a young and confident 140lb woman.My luster buried itself within me, and my ideas became dull and blunt on the outside covered with makeup to shield the inner yet outer layer of thoughts about who I was, based on what beauty was thought to be.

I remember trying every pill, diet, fad, and weight loss program I could think of. All of them were temporary fixes with a short gain without long term substance. Losing weight was stressful and at times, it felt like a full time job. Although, I began to lose some of the weight but once I came off the pills or diet, it didn’t sustain me, so my weight continued to fluctuate.

IT wasn’t until I tried something different!

ENOUTH ABOUT THE PAST! LET’S FAST FORWARD TO THE PRESENT!

Once, I had my daughter, I became intrigued with gardening and finding natural remedies for everything. It took me on a journey from gardening to natural hair, to completely changing my eating habits. I knew that I wasn’t at a stage where I could quit eating everything cold turkey, so I stopped eating beef and substituted everything that was beef with lean turkey as I had already given up pork 6 years prior. I eventually started to get comfortable with slowly changing my diet and stopped eating chicken altogether. It was tough at first but once I got through it week by week, I started to feel natural, lighter, and healthier.

DONT TAKE MY WORD FOR IT! Just look at my pictures. The majority of my weight loss came from change of diet. Transitioning from eating unhealthy to eating like I was naked.

STAY TUNED for tips on ways to transition to a better YOU!