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April 2, 2012 by Leanne Vogel March 29, 2017
The weather is getting warmer, days are longer, and all I can think about are salads, green smoothies and lemon water. Are you feeling the same? If so, it’s a good indication that your body is shifting gears from a Winter supporting diet to a Spring one. Spring is the season of purification. Greens, additional water and a lighter diet overall, allows our body to slough off our winter ‘coats’ (excess weight, built up mucus, etc.) and prepare us for the year ahead. Our systems are reset, we’re given the opportunity to gain a new perspective as the new year approaches, and we’re ready to enjoy the outdoors in all it’s glory! If you’re an intuitive eater; following the queues of what to eat solely based on what your body says it needs, chances are your body is already making the shift. If you’re in the process of becoming more intuitive, steering your body in the right direction will help to set everything in motion. Beginning the day with a couple of light stretches, 2 cups of water with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and opting for at least one fresh salad a day will do wonders in signalling your body that it’s time to cleanse! Oh yes, and lots of green smoothies will help, too! Spinach, kale, and collards are all fantastic at supporting our bodies through spring detoxification. No supplements or massive restrictions necessary. Providing the greens are organic; because greens are one of the highest pesticide crops, our green smoothies can help to improve digestion, increase energy, lower inflammation, regulate metabolism, boost our vitamin and mineral intake and just make us feel good. And who says you can’t feel good while you enjoy an ice-cream inspired smoothie? I wanted to make this smoothie free from the mint extracts so I used steeped tea instead! Not only does it give the smoothie a real mint flavor, it also allows us to cut the calories so that ingredients with a stronger nutrient punch; like hemp seeds, could be added.
HI! I’M LEANNE
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.