Universo Organico and Viva Institute present the 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge! It’s free, it’s easy, and it’s going to make you feel really, really great!
What’s a Green Smoothie?
A Green Smoothie is simply a blended shake made of whole fruits and leafy greens. It’s a quick and delicious way to get all of your daily required fruits veggies down the hatch in sixty seconds. Many people drink them as a breakfast replacement because they’re packed full of vitamins and easy to pack.
The benefits of Green Smoothies include:
- increased energy and vitality
- improved concentration
- weight loss
- clearer skin
- improved digestion
- fewer cravings and mood swings
When we first started drinking smoothies, we weren’t raw foodists, we just wanted to do something to improve our health fast. Within weeks, we’d dropped five pounds! Within a month, our cravings for caffeine and sugar disappeared.
How to Participate
Post a comment at the bottom of this post letting us know that you’re “in.” Then, beginning Sunday, January 9th, replace your usual breakfast with a green smoothie. Every few days, check back in with us for new recipes and tell us how you feel. That’s it!
What You’ll Need
- A high powered blender or Vitamix
- Lots of leafy greens (kale, spinach, lettuce, or watercress)
- One to two pieces of fruit each day (bananas, apples, mangoes, papayas, melon)
- Filtered water
How To Make a Green Smoothie
You can make a smoothie in sixty seconds or less. Prep your greens and fruits the night before and pop them in the blender in the morning. Just be sure to blend thoroughly so that there are no chunks…it’s a smoothie! Here’s a demo to get you started, along with your first recipe.
Universo Organico is Rio de Janeiro’s premiere raw food restaurant, with two locations and an organic market in Leblon. Viva Institute provides provides seminars, online learning, one-on-one coaching, nutritional counseling and a variety of holistic individual services. We promote organic plant-based nutrition and encourage the care of the body, mind and spirit by providing opportunities for people to learn and connect in inspiring natural settings. Viva Institute provides Universo Organico’s educational programs, including raw food classes, detox programs, an online courses.
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