Happy Friday! Definitely a festive time of year and the December weekends are that much better! Christmas parties, gatherings, decorating, baking. Today is Day 5 of my Green Smoothie cleanse. Doing a cleanse during this time of year is definitely hard! All the ¬†Christmas cheer going around, I just want in on it. I went for coffee with my girlfriend today, I had a tea. I’m feeling good though. I know the greens are treating my system well. Everyday gets easier. You don’t have to think about what your gonna have for lunch! ¬†SMOOTHIE!

I was reading the Vitamix hand book and it suggests to REALLY wash your fruits and veggies. Like with a mild soap. I have never done that before. Have you? It’s a good idea though, to really get those pesticides off. Can anyone recommend a wash for veggies?

washing veggies with soap

Until then, they are in the rinsing basket. Today I picked Chard, Watercress, cilantro, parsley and celery.

chard, celery, watercress, cucumber

Added freshly squeeze orange juice and lemon juice. Threw in a banana too.

Some organic frozen blueberries (gosh are they expensive when their not in season..)

This one was exceptionally tasty. Sometime I just get the right combinations. Sometimes not. I actually had to dump one a couple days ago, the combo was brutal.

chard blueberry smoothie

Here’s a few recipes I found on Drbenkim.com, I think I’ll try the Spinach Mango one next. I have frozen cut up mango in my freezer.

Spinach Mango Smoothie


2 cups spinach
2 mangos, peeled and chopped
1 banana

Spinach Peach Smoothie


2 cups spinach
2 peaches, seeds removed
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup water (optional)

Tropical Green Smoothie


1 head romaine or green leafy lettuce
2 cups water
1 banana
1/2 pineapple, skin and core removed

Blueberry Green Smoothie


1 head romaine lettuce
3/4 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
1 apple, roughly chopped
1/4 lemon or lime
2 cups water

Grape Cooler Smoothie


Large handful of red seedless grapes, stems removed
Basket of fresh or frozen strawberries, stems removed
1 frozen banana, peeled
1/2 head romaine lettuce


Man, day 5 already. My #1 plan in the first place was 14 days, then I got anxious and said 20. I will absolutely do the 14 days, but I’ll see how I’m feeling on Day 14 an either continue, or do a combo of smoothies and some salads, nuts, etc. I have the most energy in the morning, I feel really good, then towards the end of the day like around dinnertime, my energy is not as vibrant. (could just be because I worked all day and I’m tired, lol)

I have a bunch of scripts on their way, but for voiceovers I didn’t have too much to do today which was nice. We went for a stroll to Rocky Point.

Rocky Point, Port Moody BC dec.2011

Actually I was kinda walking by myself because Mike took Painter on his rollerblades. I will take a pic next time, it was so funny, but here was my view walking down the crisp path. I was bundled up like crazy!

Check out these shots Mike took just now… wow with the birds right under the moon….nice.

As it got darker…

Definitely a sign the universe is a beautiful, powerful place. Looking at that with Christmas music in the background got me a bit emotional… (Imagine me at my wedding!? I am going to be a mess. Waterproof mascara to the MAX!)

Have an absolutely wonderful weekend! xoxo

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