Drinks throughout the day consisted of lemon water and herbal tea.
Meal #1: Mango Madness Smoothie
by Elizabeth @ Rawlivingandlearning.blogspot.com
1 C filtered water
3/4 C fresh squeezed Florida Navel OJ
4 C collard greens, chopped
1/4 of a peeled lemon
2 T flax seeds, freshly ground
2 T whole white chia seeds (one of our staple super foods!!)
2 T raw pumpkin seeds (for Iron)
3 ripe bananas
8 oz frozen organic mango
1 C ice
Pack all of the ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until thick and creamy.
Serve some to the special people in your life too! Here are three of our five children seriously enjoying their daily green smoothie. Our children wake up asking for their green smoothies; it's a beautiful thing.
Something to meditate on:
"Two lines from the Annunciation story can touch us deeply, where we live today. When Mary asks, “How can this be?” her words could also be spoken by the person who works hard—but loses a job, or the one who tries to eat healthily and exercise—but still gets cancer. God doesn't explain such puzzles, but Gabriel does tell Mary not to fear. "— from Catholic Update: Advent Day-by-Day