Green Zone

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 IN: Nutrition

Green Zone
According to Christian Dior’s 1954 book, The Little Dictionary of Fashion, the color green is supposed to be an unlucky color. I’d say things have changed regarding the color. In fact, for me, this natural color is making a strong difference every morning as I go to the green zone for breakfast.
Green Zone

Being in the green zone is my way to kick start my metabolism with 7 – 9 servings of fruits and veggies in one fell swoop with one drink.

Green Zone

Wearing: Free People Not Your Bros. Camouflage Miltary Jacket, old Lafayette 148 New York Grey Wool Dress, Michael Micheal Kors Grey Fawn Suede Booties with vintage Chloé.

Wearing: Free People Not Your Bros. Camouflage Miltary Jacket, old Lafayette 148 New York Grey Wool Sheath Dress, Michael Micheal Kors Fawn Suede Charcoal Booties, vintage Chloé with tassel, Prada Blue Mirror Aviators, and J.Crew Multi-strand pearls.

My daily nutritious smoothie includes mostly fresh kale, spinach, cucumber, or collards for my greens. I found this particular recipe on Pinterest, my go-to site for home decorating ideas, fashion inspiration, and healthy recipes choices.

Green Zone. The Ultimate Green Smoothie Formula. Image credit: LifeLess.BS.com

Green Zone. The Ultimate Green Smoothie Formula. Image credit: LifeLess.BS.com

I like to add hemp protein or whey, sometimes a healthy fat like chia seeds (excellent fiber source), along with superfood and flavor boosters — spirulina and matcha green tea.  I never sweeten my smoothie, relying on a  banana to provide the right amount of sugar. My preferred liquid is unsweetened almond milk. Then, I blend everything in my Ninja blender.

Green Zone. Uses of Spirulina. Image credit: RawforBeauty.com

Green Zone. Uses of Spirulina. Image credit: RawforBeauty.com

The packaging information on the container of matcha green tea that I have says, this superfood contains 10 – 15 times the overall nutrients and 100 times more antioxidants compared to traditional green, white, black, rooibos and yerba mate teas.  Starbuck’s makes a fabulous matcha green tea, hot or cold without the whipped cream.

Green Zone. 10 Amazing Benefits of Matcha. Image credit: TheGardenGrazer.com

Green Zone. 10 Amazing Benefits of Matcha. Image credit: TheGardenGrazer.com

It’s worth noting; the Pantone Institute embraced the color green in 2013 when emerald green was the color of the year.  As Christian Dior said, in 1954, you can’t go wrong with a color associated with nature.

Green Zone. The benefits of hemp protein powder.

Green Zone. The health benefits of hemp protein powder.

Since my Colonoscopy earlier this year, I adopted this morning routine for breakfast.  For the last several months, my bowel functions are more productive, they sink.  Submerged means one’s diet is rich in fiber; floating means a diet high in fats.

Green Zone. My morning green smoothie which consists of Kale, Banana, Blueberries, Almond milk, Hemp Protein, Matcha Green Tea and Spirulina.

Green Zone. My morning green smoothie ingredients:  Kale, Banana, Blueberries, Almond milk, Hemp Protein, Matcha Green Tea and Spirulina.What say you? Have you dabbled in the green zone?

What say you? Have you dabbled in the green zone?

 

Have a fabulous, stylish and healthy week💚

Siggy

 

  • Jodie Filogomo

    Wow…I’d never heard that about green!
    But it is the color of money—so he must be wrong!
    I love that you’re wearing camo—the 3 of us did a series on it this summer, and since then I like it much more than I thought I would!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Jodie,
      Hi! I was not surprised to learn about Christian Dior’s thoughts about the color green. I do recall growing up; the color brown also got a bad rap. I like you didn’t think I would like “camo,” fortunately, I have a look that works for me. Now onto styling the camo look in a more casual manner.

  • I never heard of Matcha! I have been buying juice, but I think I do not get the fiber, so i will try this, I love green drinks! I drink, kale, cucumber, parsley, ginger, and spinach.
    Love the camo jacket, you look so on point!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/blog/

    • Elle,
      Hi! In my quest for a healthier lifestyle is when I discovered Matcha Green Tea. Matcha is the powdered version of green tea. Starbuck’s makes a great Matcha Green Tea Latte hot or cold.

  • Thank you for publishing this recipe for the green smoothie. It’s now on my desktop and i too have never heard of Matcha. I will be on the hunt for that.

    • Terri,
      Hi! Let me know if and when you try the green smoothie. I made different versions of it most mornings. As for the Matcha Green Tea, that’s recent discovery that I’m enjoying.