Thursday, January 26, 2012

Liquidized nutrition

Hi You! 

The tooth fairy came and took my wisdom tooth today (with a little help from a surgeon dentist), so I'm only allowed to eat liquid food for a couple of days now. I'm usually a great nibbler and love all things crunchy, so having liquid food is only exiting for a short period. Already my breakfasts and evening snack are smoothies, so having it for lunch and dinner too only makes me anxious to start eating solids again (I can't wait to have a big bite of my favorite apple). They say that the third day is the worst, pain wise, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed it won't be worse than what it's been so far. 

Yet these are the kind of situations when you have the chance to see things in a new perspective. If there is something you can't have or if your health is not granted, you suddenly find yourself over the moon grateful for what you do have. A lesson of gratitude is always good! And I figured it only fair to share my wisdom with the tooth fairy, she can have the tooth, I don't need it. 

Whipping up any kind of smoothie is fast and easy. If you stick to your favorite flavors, it will taste like dessert. A banana-strawberry smoothie with passion fruit is a winner. Also the pineapple-avocado-banana is one of my favorites. Or maybe a mango-chashew-lime smoothie? 

Lately I've been adding a lot of barely grass powder to my smoothies. My skin is ever so glowing and soft (I have about 2 teaspoons a day). It's great because it blends well with other flavors and besides of giving a glowing skin, it gives an extra energy boost that last a long time and has many health benefits. Now that I've found it, I don't want to be without it. Benefits of barely grass: 

• Gives the skin a clearer complexion, 
• Helps in weight loss,
• Neutralizes body odor and bad breath,
• Heals wounds,
• Cleanses the intestines,
• Fights free radicals,
• Boost the immune system.


The Chlorophyll Bomb

• 1 Banana
• 1 Anjo Pear 
• 1 tablespoon Mesquite
• 1 teaspoon Barely grass or wheat grass.
• 0.5 teaspoon light Agave
• zest from half of an organic Lemon 
• a dash of Lemon juice or a little piece of Lemon with peel.
• 1 cup of Water
• 0.5 cup tightly packed Spinach

Blend the ingredients until smooth, drink immediately.


Unknown said...

mmmm, yes the teeth really signal those moments for reflection and just, rebooting the system. thanks for the green smoothie reminder - i shall have one myself today :)

Leslie Richman said...

Yum yum! Hope you feel better soon!

Love Raw ~ Karolina said...

Katerina: Yes absolutely! Teeth are a strong symbol. Hope you enjoyed your smoothie ^^

Leslie: Thank you, so sweet of you! *love your blog too*

saraskrattar said...

jag har också blivit av med visdomständer och vet inte alls om tredje dagen var värst.. det var liksom hemskt i flera dagar men lika hemskt hela tiden. hoppas att du har det bättre snart! kram

Love Raw ~ Karolina said...

Hej Sara! Tack så mycket för din omtanke <3
Andra dagen nu så har jag bara tagit en av värktabletterna, lustigt nog, känner mig inte alls så medtagen, är lite svullen och så. Igår svimmade jag nästan vid ett tillfälle, men allt blev fint av lite vila. Det är en process.. Är glad att att jag inte behövde så många av de supertunga värktabletterna. Käkar korngräspulver, schizandra och reishi. Är övertygad om att de ligger bakom den snabba läkningen :)

Gabriele Agustini said...

I hope you feel great, Gorgeous Girl. and I'm glad you're enjoying your smoothies! I have one for breakfast every day. As always, I love your blog!!
PS I hope the tooth-fairy left you a big amount of money!! :)

Malin @ said...

Åh, tandvärk tandvärk. Hoppas du känner dig bättre nu! Inte fy skam att fylla dagarna med underbara smoothies dock :))


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