Tuesday, October 26, 2010

WHY a green mo??

Dietitians, Doctors, Nutritionists, Health coaches, Personal Coaches and Mothers around the world all say it. "Eat your greens" "Have more salad" blah blah blah. So do you? I'm sure you try. A few steamed broccoli florets here, throw a salad on the table there. Or maybe you really do try to eat your veggies. You have salad with your meat and pasta dishes. Lettuce, tomato, onion? You know, the usual. What about your kids? Do they cringe at the sight of broccoli. Do they pick up salad leaves and throw them at you? Mine did.

I want my one and two year old to get their greens, but it wasn't until I came across the Green Smoothie method that I really succeeded in doing that and in a BIG way! Now we drink our greens and I don't worry about it anymore. Thank God! I mean we don't even have good old Popeye around anymore to SLIGHTLY increase the chance that our kids might eat some spinach. On another note...WHY was Popeye's spinach in a CAN? Maybe that was an indication of the way we were heading and we should have seen the signs then!! Oh well, too late now. SO... some people believe that our diet should be around 50% Green Veggies. Now that is A LOT of veggies. Even vegetarians would struggle to eat that much salad during the day! We already don't have time to cook and we head to the takeouts, restaurants and pre-prepared foods sections to fill our tummies. Today we can even feed our babies out of a tin and then little glass jars from the minute they come out for years if we want to. This is devastating. I want to change this. I want to help you change this.
To start with we are going to green mo it. Its easy, its fun, its yummy and I know you are going to feel the difference. How do we start?

Drink your greens.

So what is a green smoothie? It is a blended fruit smoothie with added leafy green super veggies. That's all. For breakfast or an afternoon snack myself, my two and a half year old and one year old all dine on super nutrient rich plants with anti cancer,anti aging, super duper power properties all smashed and blended in a totally easy to absorb drink. I don't force it on them. They ask for it.These green smoothies contain the WHOLE fruit, I throw mine in just cut in half, skin, pips and all. Then top it with the leaves. With the Green Smoothie you are having the COMPLETE food. Because you are getting the fibre the fruit sugars are absorbed more slowly so you don't get that blood sugar rush you get from juicing. Green foods as a group are the most nutrient rich foods on the planet. They are low calorie, low sugar, and low fat, while at the same time super high in minerals, vitamins, and the natural elements you body needs to run smoothly, without disease. And BEST OF ALL when done right, green smoothies are sweet and yummy and your kids will ASK for them. How perfect is that?

I want to show you how to incorporate the Green Smoothies into your day. Also more raw foods, super foods, and wholefood cooking as well. We have easy access to all these FANTASTIC SUPER POWERED foods, but we don't know about them, or don't know what to do with them so I want to help you do this.

Why do you NEED to do this? Why do you need to Grow a Green MO?

Because YOU are in the position NOW to change the path of your children's health. Right NOW with the next meal that you serve them you can decide~Is it going to -fight disease, provide super nutrients and give them the energy to grow mentally and physically as well as the best chance of being healthy & informed about how food affects our health and prevents as well as fights disease?

Is it processed, full of additives, preservatives, colours, toxins, genetically modified, had the nutrients cooked out of it, high salt, high sugar,totally refined flours? Meat containing antibiotics, hormones and GE feed? I don't mean to shock you. This is just the food we get from the supermarket. Its scary and we don't know about it.

You are your
child's best teacher. You can get to them before anyone else can.
They cant choose their food now, you do. So it IS ALL ON YOUR SHOULDERS.
I don't want my kids to turn around in ten years and say "mum, how could you feed me that stuff?" So we have made a change and I want to help others do the same.

Why do I want to share all this with you? Because I am sick and tired of people being misinformed by the Health (sick) system, TV, Big Business, Government and Fast Food chains. I am no one special. I am a mum of two that wanted to be informed. I am not a doctor, nurse, nutritionist. I am studying nutrition NOW however all my knowledge so far is just from FINDING it and WANTING IT. I am passionate about children's health and preventative medicine through the use of food and want to share it with everyone. With all that I have learnt over the last 4 years in my own research I am astonished, shocked and sometimes angry. "Why doesn't everyone know about this?". This is a common thought that I have...

So Blog by blog I hope to share all the stuff that you wish you knew before it was too late to go back. The Standard American Diet that we have at the moment is just that. It is SAD. It is so far off track that it is embarrassing to our supposed intelligence.

So come with me on the Green Mo ride.
Posts to come will cover a range of topics.

The Best Greens

How to combine correctly
Green smoothie guidelines
Blender recommendations
How to Introduce the Mo to Children
Green Smoothie Heros
Nutrient Profiles
Raw food

Then after we are established in the ways of the Green Mo, we will explore through video and recipes some superfoods, wild foods, and raw foods to also save your life.

To get you started grab your blender (it must be as powerful as possible and be able to crush ice at least) The stronger the better so If you are serious about this lifestyle change I would get something that can do the job right. You need to blend to a liquid. However chunky mos are better than no mo. :)

Have a go at this yummy creamy introduction smoothie just as a start.

Green Monkey Milk
3 ripe bananas
2 ripe pears,
Handful of Ice
Yogurt - 2/3 Table spoons -optional
2 tablespoons of honey/agave syrup
2 cups of baby spinach leaves.
1/2 cup of water or nut milk

Place cut pear in the blender. Followed by ice, bananas, yoghurt, sweetener and then spinach & water.You can use rice milk or a nut milk as well, however I prefer to use water.
Blend to a liquid. Add more liquid if you want a runnier smoothie.

Pour into a large glass and drink away.

Go the Green MO


  1. Great recipe. I need more green in my life!

  2. well you are in the right place for green kelly. :)