I thought I would give you a little update on the green smoothie challenge.
We are 22 days in and so far both of us have only missed two days each. Its a fact that already we miss them when we don't have them.
Do we feel better and are healthier. Well hubby had to have a course of antibiotics for a chest infection last week, but I think that had been rumbling along since before we started the smoothies. And although I have had and still have a slight infection in my chest, (green gunk of another variety) I have been able to stave it off, so maybe, just maybe it has done some good.
I have read on many green smoothie blogs that increasing the green leafy matter in your diet actually increases your desire for them. I have noticed this, hubby often see's a slightly deranged woman walking down the plot with a few green leaves clutched in her outstretched hand saying "taste This, its fabulous" I especially like the Mizuna that I am growing it really has such a beautiful spicy, peppery yet delicate flavour. Its yummy. And when I am not grazing at the plot I am wandering around the aisles of the fruit and vegetables of our local supermarket looking at the freshness of the leaves and fruits whilst conjuring up smoothie recipes.
The one thing I have noticed is that the skin on my face has become beautifully soft. Don't get me wrong I still have the broken thread veins inherent in a woman that has walked dogs in harsh weather most of her life, likes a glass of wine (when she can get away with it) and works down a plot in all types of weather. But that aside my skin is so soft, so there is something going on.
I didn't really do much of anything this weekend due to the heat. I don't do well in the heat. So I thought I would share with you the extra gift that Amelia nearly had packaged up.
He was quite keen on the idea.
Do you think he would have got through customs?
special effects - [Wakefield, Upper Westgate (1896) Louis Hubbard Grimshaw - poor photograph on the BBC site] Dusk from the outside, when the lights in shop and house windows ...
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