Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tuesday Smoozie!

So, after enjoying yesterday's prurple-green smoothie/Smoozie, Dave and I enjoyed another one for breakfast today! Sadly, this one didn't seem quite as filling though - perhaps because I did a pretty good workout at the gym before breakfast. (Which is why I always keep a supply of healthy snacks at work!)
After the gym, I enjoyed a glass of water with half a lemon squeezed in. And why is that lemon so good? Vitamin C, alkaline, and healthy enzymes, that's why! Then, after getting cleaned up, I whipped up this bad boy:
Today still had the same green base:
2-3 c spinach
4 kale leaves
Then I added some fruits:
1 apple
1 pear
1/2 lemon
1 orange
1 c blueberries
Quite the antioxidant kick yet again! And all those wonderful detoxing enzymes from the kale. Plus loads of Vitamin C to help the immune system this blustery winter day. Brrr!
Tonight, I just may curl up and study with some warmed vegan hot chocolate - free from all the high acidity and inflamming properties of processed sugars and chocolates, and acidic, mucus-forming dairy. It's a simple recipe if you have the ingredients on hand:
1 c unsweetened almond milk
1 Tbs agave nectar (or to taste)
1 Tbs cacao powder (or to taste)
Warm and enjoy!
Oh, and in case you were curious - those 4 cookies from my coworker yesterday ARE STILL SITTING there! Go will power! I'll enjoy them later this week. But honestly, for now, I'm okay as long as I don't see them!


  1. hey
    I had half a lemon in not quite a full glass of water, and i could hardly taste the lemon. I started chomping on the lemon and mom was like "no! that's bad for your teeth!!"
    I guess it's time to start suggesting some more easy things like that, yea?

  2. Go you for trying to get lemons!

    No, definitely not great to chow down on them, though (of course, I would not be surprised at all to learn pop is even more acidic on teeth than lemon... Hm, I may have to look into that!) I actually always drink my lemon water through a straw - it also helps keep the seeds from getting sucked down :) I actually have a post about that, which I was saving to post eventually. But main idea: straws good when drinking fruity goodness :)

  3. Ok, to follow up on pop vs. lemon...

    At a pH of 5.2 to 5.5 or below can begin to dissolve the hard enamel of our teeth.

    Pop: regular and diet ranges from 2.47-3.35

    Lemon: also ranges 2-3

    Battery Acid: 1.0 so you're on your way there!

    Pop also has the addition of sugar, which is food for the bacteria in your mouth. Yum yum!

  4. .....but the dentist always said I had amazing teeth.....
    maybe I should go drink battery acid

  5. Save the teeth! Save the teeth! *lol*

  6. Omg! Soda has SO much acid! I never knew! Thanks for posting that - I will think twice before drinking a soda now!

  7. Crazy, isn't it?! I did a virtual double take when I first looked it up! :)