The typical cage for egg-laying hens allows each sixty-seven square inches of floor space – somewhere between the size of this page and a sheet of printer paper.” … “Step your mind into a crowded elevator, an elevator so crowded you cannot turn around without bumping into (and aggravating) your neighbor. The elevator is so crowded you are often held aloft. This is kind of a blessing, as the slanted floor is made of wire, which cuts your feet. After some time, those in the elevator will lose their ability to work in the interest of the group. Some will become violent; others will go mad. A few, deprived of food and hope, will become cannibalistic.
I recently read an article that said if we were to follow one guideline for better health, it would be to have 50% of our food come from fresh foods. [source] I have also read that a key to healthy eating is to have a goal of having a smoothie everyday as a meal and a salad everyday as a meal… follow that “formula” and there is less room in other meals to make poor decisions. [source]
Enter the Green Smoothie. Fresh, raw ingredients. Power-packed nutrition. Easy to make and drink on the go. And it keeps me full! Win, win, win.
Green Smoothie Recipe
makes 1 serving
1/2 a frozen banana
handful of frozen fruit (I like strawberries and/or blueberries)
4-6 oz. frozen spinach OR 1 serving Amazing Grass Superfood
1 scoop protein powder of choice
1 tsp. chia seeds
1 Tbsp. almond butter
1 tsp. Udo’s oil or 1 tsp. coconut oil
dash or two of cinnamon
6-8 oz. liquid of choice (soy milk, almond milk, water, juice, etc.)
toppings of choice - I like cereal and a little dab of nut butter!
Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until thoroughly smooth. Pour into a cup or bowl to enjoy. :)