week in instagram

So the world didn’t end in fire or ice.
On we go for the next 5,125 years.
In comparison here is my minuscule week in Instagram pics.

IMG_20121217_072359 1 | kicking off a week of breakfast green smoothies IMG_20121221_193931 2 | gorgeous Harley boy IMG_20121217_183044 3 | Sportsgirl pretty skull Galaxy Tab cover IMG_20121218_192629 4 | Girls night out – Ems, B & Mands IMG_20121218_192919 5 | Girls night out – Mel, Mich & MelIMG_20121218_090212 (1) 6 | pink caddy @ my mechanics workshop IMG_20121221_192924 7 | Melly & Harley IMG_20121219_220016 8 | cheers! Final Dinner Club of 2012 IMG_20121220_191903 9 | tomato, basil & bocconcini salad @ Balla IMG_20121220_082909 10 | brekkie of champions! green smoothie goodness with the Jacksons after our mid-week sleepoverIMG_20121221_140917 11 | selfie – my new hair colour IMG_20121221_150058 12 | It’s not all for me! Tasked with ensuring we don’t go thirsty in Byron Bay!IMG_20121222_134408 13 | I’m a good girl & Santa delivered something special from Louis Vuitton! IMG_20121222_145103 14 | my man

Happy Weekend Everyone!

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it’s easy being green

I recently wrote about my new breakfast routine of a green smoothie (and my fancypants new Vitamix). 

I am seriously obsessed with the green smoothie revolution; My skin looks great, my insides function like a well oiled machine and it’s a fast way to have brekkie! So I thought I’d share a few combinations if you get the urge to go green.

The simple rules are

  • use a Vitamix (if possible, I know they’re expensive) because it turns everything to the smoothest liquid which is the reason it goes down easy
  • the foundation is anything green & leafy. preferably kale but you can use cavolo nero, spinach, silverbeet or lettuce
  • used unwaxed fruit
  • cut off any citrus peel
I need to buy some flaxseed or chia seed to add into the mix!
blending step 1
step 2; adding the kale & mint
the finished green smoothie
step 3; ready for drinking!
this morning's green smoothie

kale
celery
cucumber
rockmelon
apple
mint
ice 

another day, another smoothie

kale
celery
ginger
apple
rockmelon
water
ice 

another green smoothie combo

kale
celery
baby spinach
pear
orange
coconut water
ice


green machine

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Last week we bought invested in a Vitamix.

We’ve long been dreaming of this kitchen blender beauty; it takes blending to a whole new level and to blend we will!

our Vitamix

Green smoothies (aka kale shake) are an upper to a healthy fit lifestyle; its a fantastic way to kick off your day as your body is getting a jolt of nutrients and it’s amazing for your digestive system! You have this first thing in the morning (although I work out first on an empty tummy and then do the smoothie).

Jay is intent of doing a 2 week daily cleanse following the green smoothie revolution pioneered by Kevin James and brought to light by Jay’s penultimate roll model Joe Rogan. It goes a little something like this:

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If you want to give the green smoothie revolution a go, here are some more recipes via the Vitamix database.

This was our first green smoothie this morning

Ingredients: 1 bunch kale, 2 celery stalks, 2 small unwaxed apples, 1 unwaxed pear, 1 carrot, 250ml coconut water.

I think it’s a little too much volume so we’ll halve it tomorrow…

Viva the green revolution!