It’s another gloriously fine day!
There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can.
~ Henry Ford
Welcome to today at IPOM fine readers!
What a fabulously fun few days it has been! Yesterday I was surprised, delighted, and humbled by none other than WordPress (thank you WordPress!) – for including IPOM as one of ‘7 Food Blogs To Read This Summer’ on the WP newsletter!
Wow! What a wonderful honor (and in some seriously good company too!), and for this I am so grateful!
To all of you who have supported this little blog and its mission from the start, and for those who are just joining us, thank you for being here.
It is such an honor and a pleasure and I enjoy each and every interaction with you, whether it is here, or on any number of your amazing blogs in this community (of which I am grateful to follow many a winner).
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
~ Thornton Wilde
Today’s post is another fresh and simple way to kick-start either a bright new morning, a stodgy, slumpy afternoon, or even as a great way to try the concept of ‘fasting’ if you are new to it. (Trading heavy solid foods for a quickie smoothie is a great way to try it).
Blended foods are gentle on the stomach, and when filled with pure, unadulterated whole foods, are easily digested and assimilated too.
Less additions to your fruit smoothie means easy simple ingredients that won’t break the bank. Less chewing and cooked foods means more raw nutrition that is easy to break down. Less challenging ingredients means you can find these foods anywhere, so eating this good is easy and accessible too.
More fresh spinach means more calcium, fiber, and chlorophyll. More fresh uncooked fruits means more fresh sun-kissed goodness. More blended raw foods means more clean gentle nourishment, so eating can be peaceful and healing when you need it.
Squeaky Clean Spinach & Stone-fruit Smoothie:
- (2) fresh nectarines (can sub peaches or apricots, if using apricots up to 3-4)
- (1) heaping cup frozen peaches
- (1) large handful packed fresh spinach leaves
- (1) banana
- (1-1.5) cup mango juice (can also sub apricot, peach, or other yellow tropical combo)
- (1) cup ice cubes (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until super smooth – about 1 minute minimum.
Depending on the strength of your blender, the time it takes to properly blend really varies.
Just make sure there are no chunks and if using ice, to give it a little extra time, or extra juice, or both.
We become that which we love.
~ Saint Bridget
It is said that in order to achieve a dream, that you should pursue what you love. I believe this to be true. I have referenced in the blog before that there is great power in just starting, and with this, there is also great relevance in the notion of starting as you mean to go on.
So while we can’t wait for things to be perfect before we start something new (because they never are), it is important to start as we mean to go on.
Because there is no substitute for authenticity, and it will always shine through any imperfection 🙂
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
~ Marcel Proust
Everyday is a day for new things. This smoothie was my new thing this week, as it is wonderful – and an easy way to start the day as you mean to go on!
I adore the summery taste of stone fruits and spinach is a wonderful mild green that is easily blended into these fruits with such big taste and character.
So if you think you don’t like green smoothies – you might just be surprised with this one (or not)!
There’s a wall between you and what you want and you got to leap it.
~ Bob Dylan
IPOM started 6 months ago to engage and connect with a bigger group of people in the celebration of good food (Holla! You guys are amazing!)
Many of you also likely know there is a bigger picture here as well.
Not So Fast, which is a new non-profit organization founded (by wee little me) last year, is just about to spread its wings a little.
We’ll be launching our new identity in the coming weeks, and sharing a story or two about (amazing) regular people (like you and me) who are making a difference in their community, by showing us that ‘living with less’, even for a short time, can make a giant impact!
We hope you’ll stay tuned while we roll this out, and I promise to keep you hungry for more great food ideas and recipes, and am (as always) looking forward to all of yours!
- What is your favorite smoothie combo?
- Are you a Green Smoothie novice?
- Have you started anything new this week?
Do share – your comments and thoughts are always so enjoyed!
And of course, I am wishing you all a fabulous week…..I know I said it was last week (I ran out of time!) but after I publish this, I am turning my computer over to the pros, it’s finally time for a brand new computer!
Now, that’s my new thing. What’s yours? 😉
Yours in Less,