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Green Smoothies

When I first started drinking green smoothies, I had no idea what I was doing! My goal was to radically improve my health. Over the years, I had been suffering from uterine fibroids, chronic fatigue, anxiety, mood swings, asthma, intestinal problems, sinusitis, foggy thinking, and even depression. I researched the vegan diet and found some green smoothie recipes to follow. Eventually, I learned to create delicious smoothie concoctions myself; however, as I consumed the smoothies, I was surprised at how delicious they tasted, how easy they were to make, and that I did not taste the greens! The best part, however, was noticing how much better I started to feel each day, how I had more energy, how the extra weight came off easily, and how my ailments started to diminish!  Green smoothies were the perfect start to my goal of improving my health. They can help you alter your health as well!

What are Green Smoothies?

Green smoothies are all natural, blended, delicious, cleansing, nourishing, life-giving concoctions of raw fruits and vegetables. They are nutritional powerhouses because they contain all of the nutrients the body needs for optimal functioning. Green smoothies contain protein, minerals, vitamins, fats, and sugars. Fruit and leafy greens as the main ingredients in green smoothies also contain fiber, which aides in the elimination of stored toxins in the bowels and tissues. Consumed as a blended drink, the fiber is broken down and allows for better absorption in the body. The high water content in fruit found in green smoothie recipes naturally hydrates the body. Green leafy vegetables also contain chlorophyll, which is liquefied sun energy. Chlorophyll cleanses all our organs and destroys free radicals, pathogenic bacteria and fungi in our bodies, and has been shown to destroy cancer cells.

Green Smoothies

Those are fantastic advantages, but there are also even more! Here are 10 fabulous benefits of drinking green smoothies:

1. More Energy! A green smoothie a day fills your body with needed vitamins, minerals and nutrients.

2. Weight Loss. Because of the low-calorie and high nutrient value, green smoothies will actually cause you to lose weight.

3. Better Sleep. Drinking green smoothies regulates your body’s systems which will help you sleep better.

4. Disease Elimination. As nutritious healing concoctions, green smoothies are a cure for unhealthy eating habits.

5. Disease Prevention. As nutritional powerhouses, green smoothies help to keep illnesses at bay.

6. Inexpensive to Create. There are many combinations of green smoothies. All you need are a few healthy and organic ingredients, and you are on your way!

7. Unlimited Ingredients. You can make a green smoothie with just about any fruit or vegetable; you are at liberty to experiment for different tastes.

8. Quick and Easy Preparation. Green Smoothies take about 5-7 minutes to create.

9. Quick and Easy Clean up. The blender, cutting board and knife are cleaned in no time!

10. Wonderful Taste! Green smoothies are very tasty, and even though leafy greens are a significant part of any green smoothie, the beauty is you only taste the fruit!

As highly nutritious and delicious drinks, a green smoothie a day, I believe, will keep the doctor away!

Vilma Reynoso, www.VEGoutwithVilms.comVEG out: go Vegan, save Earth. be Good to animals.

Copyright, 2014, Vilma Reynoso

To learn how to make delicious and nutritious green smoothies, book a green smoothie class or host a class! Or, purchase my eBook: Vegan Green Smoothies by Vilms: 35 Easy, Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for Ultimate Health and Vitality.

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Vegan Green Smoothies by Vilms

Vegan Green Smoothies by Vilms: 35 Easy, Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for Ultimate Health and Vitality is a short, concise and informational e-Book outlining the health benefits of green smoothies. The book includes my easy recipes that you will love! If you are curious about green smoothies, looking to improve your health or eating habits, are a seasoned vegan or raw vegan, these recipes will entice your palate!

A bit about me, Vilma Reynoso, and why I wrote this book:

As a child, I grew up consuming my father’s Argentine barbecues every Sunday. Usually ill with colds as a child, I suffered from chronic sinus problems, asthma and respiratory ailments, and was overweight.  As a young adult, I suffered with horrible PMS, fibroids, chronic fatigue, anxiety, mood swings, asthma, intestinal problems, sinusitis, foggy thinking, and even depression.  After evaluating my health and the deaths of both my parents due to heart disease, I became motivated to change my life, one step at a time. I slowly began to change my diet from meat-based to vegetarian, then to vegan, and finally to a mostly raw vegan diet. Healed from most of my ailments, I have never looked back!

Vegan Green Smoothies by Vilms: 35 Easy, Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for Ultimate Health and Vitality is one of several upcoming e-books. I have written it to demonstrate to you, the reader, how taking a small step, such as incorporating green smoothies into your daily routine, can dramatically enhance your life and health.

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Grape Smoothies

For a quick, easy, nutritious, delicious and filling green smoothie, try this recipe!

Equipment:

Heavy-duty, high-speed blender

Ingredients: 

1 lb. spinach

1 cup seedless green grapes

2 pears

4 cups water

Process:

Place all ingredients in heavy-duty blender and mix until smooth.

Enjoy! 

(serves 2)

Vilma Reynoso, VEGoutwithVilms.comVEG out: go Vegan, save Earth. be Good to animals.

© 2013, Vilma Reynoso

To learn how to make delicious and nutritious green smoothies: host a class! Or, purchase my eBook: Vegan Green Smoothies by Vilms: 35 Easy, Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for Ultimate Health and Vitality

RawVegan Spaghetti

Spaghetti was one of my favorite foods as a child growing up with an Italian mother, and as a result, I learned to make delicious pasta sauce! As a healthier alternative, here is a raw vegan version of spaghetti – healthy and delicious! It is best to use organic tomatoes for this because you cannot beat their natural, flavorful taste!

Equipment:

Raw Spiralizer (Wondering what a “spiralizer” is? Click here.)

Ingredients:

4 green zucchini

2 medium tomatoes, chopped

1/8 cup walnuts, chopped

1/4 cup onion, chopped

1 small carrot, chopped

1/2 red pepper, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup parsley, minced

1 T olive oil

Red pepper and salt to taste

Green olives, chopped (optional)

Process:

Use the spiralizer and make spaghetti noodles with the zucchini. Mix with all other ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy!

Vilma Reynoso, VEGoutwithVilms.com. VEG out: go Vegan. save Earth. be Good to animals.

Want to improve your health dramatically? Get my book, “Vegan Green Smoothies by Vilms: 35 Easy, Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for Ultimate Health and Vitality

© 2013, Vilma Reynoso

For “tomato” inspiration, read Tomatoes for Life.

Not sure what to do with brussels sprouts? Here is a great raw recipe to entice anyone! This is very tasty and makes a great side dish for any main dish.

Equipment:

Raw Spiralizer

Ingredients:

1 head of bok choy

8-10 brussels sprouts

1 tomato

1 green onion

1 zucchini

3-4 small orange peppers

1 tbl olive oil

2 tbl tahini

2 tbl apple cider vinegar

water

Process:

To begin, chop brussels sprouts in a food processor or by hand and place in salad bowl. Add olive oil and vinegar and marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes.

While the brussels sprouts are marinating, chop the tomato, green onion, and orange peppers vegetables at desired sizes.  Then, using a spiralizer, “spaghetti” the zucchini into noodles. Add the zucchini and the rest of the chopped vegetables in the bowl with the brussels sprouts.

For the salad dressing, mix the tahini and desired amount of water in a blender or food processor. For a thicker dressing, use 1 tbl of water. For a thinner consistency, use more.  Add the dressing to the salad and mix.

Enjoy!

Vilma Reynoso, VEGoutwithVilms.com. VEG out: go Vegan. save Earth. be Good to animals.

Want to improve your health dramatically? Get my book, “Vegan Green Smoothies by Vilms: 35 Easy, Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for Ultimate Health and Vitality

© 2013, Vilma Reynoso

Here is a refreshing, healthy and very simple raw recipe!  Children will LOVE this one!

Equipment:

High speed blender

Ingredients:

2 large frozen bananas

1/3 pineapple

1-2 dates

Dash of cinnamon

Water

Process:

Chop frozen bananas and pineapple into small pieces. In a high-speed blender, blend until smooth with dates and a tiny amount of water. Add more water for a thinner consistency. Serve as a pudding and add a dash of cinnamon.

For an alternative treat, serve as a shake!!

Enjoy!

Vilma Reynoso, VEGoutwithVilms.com. VEG out: go Vegan. save Earth. be Good to animals.

Want to improve your health dramatically? Get my book, “Vegan Green Smoothies by Vilms: 35 Easy, Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for Ultimate Health and Vitality

© 2013, Vilma Reynoso

Here is a delicious, quick, hearty raw vegan winter smoothie for those who love papaya!

Supplies:

Basic or heavy duty blender

Ingredients:

4-5 bananas – peeled

1 -2 inches fresh ginger

4-5 dates – cut in half

1 papaya – seeded and peeled

1/2 cup coconut flakes or coconut meat

Water

Process:

Add fruit and ginger to blender. Fill half of blender mix with water.  Blend until smooth.  Add more water for a thinner consistency.

Enjoy!

(serves 2-3)

Vilma Reynoso, VEGoutwithVilms.comVEG out: go Vegan, save Earth. be Good to animals.

© 2013, Vilma Reynoso

To learn how to make delicious and nutritious green smoothies: host a class! Or, purchase my eBook: Vegan Green Smoothies by Vilms: 35 Easy, Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for Ultimate Health and Vitality

Below is a blog I posted last year. I am posting this again in hopes that it will encourage anyone thinking about detoxing.

Enjoy!

I am in the process of finishing a colon, liver, gallbladder, and kidney detox this weekend. I am now relaxed after having taken a very comfortable and much needed Epson salt and Tea Tree oil bath to relax my muscles and aching body.  Last night, as I tried to sleep, I felt like I had been hit with truck or like someone punched every inch of my body several times. I also had clogged sinuses, a sore throat, a runny nose, and my face broke out. I felt very weak. These are all detox symptoms that are proof that I needed to cleanse my body. I released embedded toxic stones from my liver and gallbladder, painlessly, and have eliminated many toxins from my digestive system and blood, despite the discomfort. I will be doing this again, because all the stones are not released the first time one partakes in this type of cleanse.

Once again, like so many experiences in life, I was bewildered as to why I felt so awful. I learned, however, that I was not as “healthy” as I thought I was! Toxins are stored in our tissues all over our bodies, and especially, in the elimination organs – the liver, gallbladder, small and large intestines, and kidneys. If these toxins are not released naturally, they have no place to go, and are the causes or culprit behind all kinds of diseases.  Why is it important to release liver and gallbladder stones? Because they clog the liver, the body’s largest cleansing and distribution organ. If the liver is clogged, it cannot function properly. If it cannot function like it was designed to do, nutrients and waste are not distributed properly to the body for assimilation or removal. Thus, the beginning of disease.

What causes these organs to store stones? A diet full of processed sugars and fat, processed foods, animal and dairy products, chemicals found in many packed foods, a diet lacking nutrients, and basically the standard American diet, for starters.  These toxins are stored in our bodies for decades (as in my case). They need to be released, because even if one eats a healthy, plant-based diet, our organs are still carrying old toxins that wreak havoc in our bodies.

As I cleansed my liver of stones, I thought about all the toxic food that I had eaten over the last four decades, and knew that those toxins were going to be released soon. I embraced the experience, although not very pleasant. I now feel much lighter and “cleaner.” I also embraced emotions such as anger, fear, sadness, and other strong emotions that are stored in my liver (Awakening Intuition, Mona Lisa Schultz, M.D., Ph.D.), and I wanted to release those years of pain. I cried during part of this cleanse, and I really can’t say why, exactly. I was,  however, thankful that those tears were released, since they were a painful part of my past that had to be “let go” once and for all. So, essentially, my cleanse this weekend was not only a physical cleanse but also an emotional one. I am thankful that I was able to do this and look forward to the next one!

If you should have any questions about this cleanse, please feel free to contact me.