Thursday, February 28, 2008

Depression, Anxiety and the Green Smoothie

Let's Take A Look At Depression And Anxiety
And How
The Green Smoothie Can Help

Here is a picture of today's green smoothie blend. It was a thick one but very tasty. Sometimes I get so excited about how I feel drinking these green smoothies that I just keep adding more greens.

Here is what is in it:

Two ripe Bananas

One juicy ripe pear

A small carton of blueberries

One Meyer lemon (just the yellow part of the skin off leaving the white)

One whole avocado with the pit (no skin, I haven't tried that yet)

1/2 a head of green leaf lettuce

1/2 a head of romaine lettuce

20 ounces of crystal clear water (since I am sharing)

This is a great hearty green smoothie today with the avocado pit. If you read my blog or my site at or watch my You Tube Videos, you will know about the fruit seeds and pits I blend and why. There are many wonderful nutrients and valuable fiber in them.

Plus, the 3 horse power blender I use turns them to liquid in seconds.
OK, some of you may know through My Space that I have had challenges with depression and I have chosen to use medications in the past to deal with it.

For 15 years or more I have been juicing fresh fruits and veggies and just about 4 months ago came across the amazing healing powers of the green smoothie. The difference being that fresh juice is just the juice. A fresh green smoothie contains all the fiber, seeds and sometime skins in a much healthier balance than the plain juice.

Don't get me wrong, juicing is great and will do wonders for your health, but in my experience the whole fruit and leafy greens green smoothies are far more balanced and have allowed for really amazing changes in my mental, emotional and physical health.

I have been drinking these smoothies now every day for 4 months and the changes have been amazing. You can read about them at the bottom of the page in this link.

Now the coolest part about all the changes that I have been going through by drinking these smoothies is the change in my emotional health. I have been so calm, and almost totally non reactionary in stressful situations, the times I've been down or depressed lately have been very mild and easy to shift out of and I have been way more relaxed than usual about everything.
For me, all of that is wonderful.

Now on the medications I've taken in the past, I felt very much the same as I've been feeling drinking the smoothies but the meds caused me to feel very numb and unemotional and my brain function was just dull to say the least. With the meds, I would be in a conversation and just couldn't really think of anything to say. Now on the smoothies, I have real clarity of thought and focus and the ability to stay calm and happy most of the time. It's way better than being on the chemical meds.

I'm not a scientist or doctor or even professionally trained at any of this but what I think is happening is that my body is basically getting really pure, unprocessed, green and vital nutrition and it is naturally coming into its natural healthy balance. All I know is that all kinds of things are changing inside of me and I feel tons more energy, I look and feel younger, my skin is so smooth and all kinds of other aches and pains are going away. All by simply drinking some fresh fruits and leafy greens each day. Not a bad deal!

The other part I'll mention here is that by blending the fruit and greens up, I don't have to spend the time and energy chewing and digesting which allows my body the extra energy to heal and balance the parts that need it. Its just amazing! Can you get my enthusiasm cause it is real.
So that is all for today.

I hope you find yourself excited about green smoothie making and all the wonderful changes you will be experiencing.

Get a hold of me through if you have any questions or need some support.

Power in the Greens!



Brandi Magill said...

My whole family loves green smoothies, thank you for the information!

happy said...

I'm all for not having to waste so much time eating most days... I mean, don't get me wrong, I enjoy a good meal as much as the next guy, but most of the time I just want to get the whole eating thing out of the way.

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Betty Helden said...

have you tried the nurtribullet ?? I find it better than the 2 or 3 hp blender