Green Smoothie Testamonials

April 16, 2008 at 5:36 pm 9 comments

The Green Smoothie Challenge results are in…and it was amazing and life changing! Here are some of the testimonials I received from those of you who participated…feel free to use the comment section of this post to share your own testimonial. How has drinking green smoothies affected your other eating habits? Did anyone else join you in your endeavor? Do share! For continued green smoothie support/ideas…check out the board here.

Hi Sara!
We did the challenge as a family. Here’s what we noticed:

At the end of January, I decided to finally go vegetarian and to cut out dairy. I started green smoothies about two weeks later so my observations must fairly be based on both of those changes.

· I lost 14 pounds.

· Despite losing weight, my milk production definitely increased.

· My toddler happily slurps approximately a pint of green smoothie every day.

· My elimination, which has been really erratic since my children were born, is completely healthy and normal now.

· My skin glows and is completely clear.

· My husband’s dark eye circles are much lighter and his allergies (environmental) haven’t been bothering him.

· My husband reports more energy during his work day without having to rely on caffeine.

· Everyone around us is getting bad colds and flus and we are healthy. Only the baby had the sniffles for a couple of days but it never got worse than that and went away quickly.

· I don’t need nearly as much food to satisfy me as I used to and my cravings for “bad” food are gone. I don’t even think in terms of bad or good anymore. There’s food (whole plant food) and not-food (animal products, packaged junk food, paper, dirt, etc) I would no sooner eat a hamburger than I would a shoe.

· For me, it was the perfect jump start to being “successfully raw”, to take a page from Karen Knowler. For me and my family, that’s around 75% raw.

I just feel so good. I can’t thank you enough for being the impetus to finally DO this. I turn 30 next week and I am so excited to be moving into my best health ever. How’s that? ;-)All blessedly true!

-Tara
http://fiddlemama.blogspot.com

Hi Sara,
We have been doing the smoothie challenge for about a month now. I
have to say that this is the best thing we have ever done for our
family. I notice a big difference if I have missed a day or two. I
think in the past month, I have only broken out with ONE pimple, and
that was stress-induced (the in-laws were flying in). Thank you for
introducing the Green Smoothie to our family. Your blogs and pictures
are always so inspiring. I consider you a friend, and I’ve never even
met you! Hopefully one day our paths will cross. Take care, and God
bless you and your family!
Kathi
http://chrysanthemama1.blogspot.com/

Hi Sara!
Has it been 30 days already? I just wanted to thank you for getting me started on green smoothies. I had a rough start (some major detox going on), but this is a habit I plan on keeping. I am AMAZED at how my sugar cravings are kept at bay just by having a green smoothie for breakfast. I strive to eat raw until dinner…some days I do it, some days I don’t, but all in all, the green smoothie at the beginning of my day sets me on a healthier path for the rest of the day.

A few benefits I’ve noticed…

1)f ewer sugar cravings
2) my hair looks much healthier
3) I don’t feel bloated or have digestive issues, and perhaps the most rewarding
4) my husband and my baby are on a green smoothie kick too! We still can’t get our toddler on board, although every now and then he’ll drink a little bit of a “pink green smoothie”.

Anyhow, thanks again for helping my family to start a healthy new habit! I am now exploring more raw foods and, while I’m not yet ready to go 100% raw, I definitely am ready to start incorporating more raw foods into my diet!

Jennifer

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tonni Geezer  |  April 16, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    Hi there! I took the challenge as well, and have been cheerfully slurping up my smoothie for breakfast!
    I read in one of the testimonials about going raw til supper… just wondering what that would look like? I take my lunch to work, and I’m new to the idea of eating mostly raw…
    So what types of raw food are lunch-pail friendly and filling?
    I usually start feeling low-blood sugar-y and woozy around 2pm if I haven’t had my bagel!
    Have you posted about this before? I wasn’t sure where to look in the archives!
    Thanks alot!

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  • 2. zazazu  |  April 17, 2008 at 12:07 am

    This is amazing! I’d like to try this sometime…

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  • 3. Jules  |  April 17, 2008 at 2:47 am

    I know I am late to the game, but I’m finally ready to step on the field. I’m starting my green smoothie challenge on Friday. Wish me luck! 🙂

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    • 4. Dominic  |  May 23, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      I’ve always adreod blueberries, and eat them regularly in my morning yogurt.When the season is over, I eat either dried or frozen.I am not sure they help my memory, but I *do* remember that they are supposed to be beneficial for that, too.

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  • 5. Yardsnacker  |  April 18, 2008 at 1:56 am

    Darn I missed this! But it’s great to hear testimonials! My hon loves her some green smoothies! I’m still experimenting with them!

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  • 6. melissa  |  April 18, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    I’ve begun my own little challenge….30 days it is! I’m counting today as day one, although I’ve been on/off for about a week and a half.

    Yay green!!

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  • 7. heather  |  April 18, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Yardsnacker, you can get into it at any time! Look down a few posts, it’s a rolling challenge. I started in the last 2 days of the original challenge, but totally LOVE my green smoothie every day. I figured finding this blog too late was no excuse to not get my 12 servings of fruits and veggies in each morning!

    Jules, best wishes! 🙂

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  • 8. Gale Leiby  |  January 29, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Has anyone taken the Green Smoothie road to health that has sugar diabetes II? What were the steps you took and how did the fruit in the smoothie react to your sugar?

    Thanks, Gale

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  • 9. Judy  |  May 17, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Gayle , My husband is diabetic. We started on green smoothies about three weeks ago. The first two weeks we drank them with our regular diet and we noticed primarily that his blood pressure was dropping and his blood sugar was coming down a little bit. I make the traditional 60 fruit forty greens blend. Last Monday we decided to do a smoothie fast. In one week his blood pressure dropped to 117/64 and his blood sugar to 140. He doesnt medicate , refuses to , and this was an answer to prayer. He has way more energy our love life is back on track, we are both losing weight and I know that by next week his blood sugar levels will be normal. I recommend this so highly I cant even express how much it has done for both of us!! Good luck and go ahead and wade in , you’ll be very pleasantly surprised!!!

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