Oi you! I know you’re thinking you need a ‘health kick’. You’ve got great intentions, but no actual plan. You need to know where to start. And how to keep it going.
What you really need is a good kick in the backside to get the ball rolling. A painless, healthy kick in the backside. And like magic here it is!
I feel qualified to help in this matter because I used to eat ham and butter sandwiches for lunch. Every day. Now I eat vegetables at every meal, can levitate, and heal small children of leprosy (okay the last two aren’t actually true, yet).
But I have dedicated the past 4 years of my life to finding out what constitutes good health and then put that knowledge into action. And now I want to get you going on your own health transformation. So where to start?
The secret is in the glass!
And exactly what is in the glass? Smoothies and juices.
Yes, the fastest way to hook yourself up to some top grade nutrients and immune boosting health is by drinking them. Daily if possible. If that sounds too off the wall crazy then make it weekly.
I promise you this is the Holy Grail. It’s easy. It’s incredibly healthy. And it’s tasty. What more do you want? I mean really.
You don’t need to know how to cook. Or buy 50 recipe books. Or try and make bland foods taste good.
You just need to know how to plug in an appliance and press a button.
When I was faced with the challenge of increasing my veg intake from 1.5 to 10 a day, I realized that I wanted to enjoy my life. I didn’t want to eat raw broccoli crudités. So instead I juiced them.
If you don’t like vegetables - juice them. Blend them. It makes them tasty and you feel great when you realise how many you just consumed.
When you juice and blend your veg the digestion starts in the machine. This means the nutrients are ready to go - you get the hit straight from your stomach into your bloodstream. Boom. No digestion effort required. This is great if you are ill, recovering from being ill, or just plain lazy. Try it first thing in the morning. No need for coffee I swear!
No time for healthy eating? You can whip up a smoothie in the time it takes to boil a jug of water.
When you have your smoothie grove on, before you know it you’ll be experimenting with the top shelf stuff. The Big Daddies. Often referred to as the Superfoods. The bee pollen, the spirulina, the chlorella, cacao, hemp powder, maca powder…
These are the most potent, super-concentrated, nutrient-rich foods on the planet. These guys are like Arnold Schwarzenegger turning up in Terminator 2 and declaring, “My mission is to protect you”. Then blowing away the freaky-unkillable guy by shooting missiles of nutrients around your body. Boom. Boosting your immune system. Boom. Elevating serotonin production. Boom. Getting you in a saucy mood. Boom. Lowering inflammation. ‘Hasta la vista, baby’. You get the point.
It’s all a slippery slope from there. Before you know it you will be craving salad for lunch, and broccoli crudités for afters.
Vegetables – they are the drug of choice when you are old enough to realise you actually have to start looking after your body.
If you are a health newbie, still skirting around the edges, considering whether to poke a finger into some daal or beetroot humus for the first time. Not too sure you have the commitment, or stamina, or interest…then juicing and smoothie making is for you!
You could be the unhealthiest person in the world and get some life-changing goodness in under 5 mins.
How does that sound for a healthy kick in the backside?
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Health coach, Mindfulness teacher, Mother, Bee Pollen consumer. "You want health? Well, health costs, and right here is where you start paying in sweat" (tee hee - actually its really rather pleasurable and fun!)