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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Green Smoothies

I was just reading another blog about smoothies.  On this blog there were two categories of smoothies,  one was just for fun, and in that you couldn't taste the vegetables, the other was nutritious and wouldn't contain things like honey.  Of course there was more of a description, but those two things stuck out at me.  I don't believe that for something to be nutritious you have to taste the vegetables.  Or that not tasting the vegetables is somehow less nutritious.  Also I believe honey to be very health-FULL.  And I have, probably in the past 6 months or so, started including honey on purpose in our smoothies so that we reap the benefits of local, great, raw honey. 

In our smoothies, which I make almost daily, we each get probably 1 1/2-2 servings of vegetables.  Which is so important for me, that is one area that is probably most lacking in my diet.  I love vegetables, just don't eat enough.  We also get probably 1 1/2-2 servings of fruit as well.  Sometimes you can taste the delicious vegetables and sometimes you can't, but either way they are nutritious and fun!

Honey has so many health benefits.  I guess I have known that all along.  It's healing properties.  But this morning I just googled "health benefits of local honey" to see what came up.  It is amazing.  And as I said, I have started adding honey to our smoothies on purpose, probably about 1 Tbsp per person.  Our daily dose of great, local raw honey, nutritious and fun.  Here are a couple of links about honey if you are interested in reading more:

Local Honey and Allergies  The whole blog is amazing, Local Honey Blog
Raw Honey is Not Only Tasty

Of course there is more out there if you want to look for it :-)  I just really believe that smoothies can be "both in one", nutritious and fun!  And for my boys, I love that they don't see food as fun OR nutritious, but can see that food can be all in one, and that we have the ability to make it so. 

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