Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Terresentials Organic Wash

I completely forgot that I tried this product until I cleaned my room and found the bottle. I tried the Lavender Garden scent and this product made my hair hard. I did an ACV rinse afterwards to help rinse it all out. I have a friend that braids and she just happens to not like how the product did my hair either. I followed the instruction on the bottle/website that said to mix some of the wash in hair and repeat the required amount times to achieve detoxification. Of course after three days, I didn't make it. Overall, I will not be buying this product again, especially since I have plenty of Bentonite at home to use instead. Not every product works for everybody. Trial and error.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Green Smoothies

I know that sounds gross but I was slightly skeptical myself and decided after doing a bit of research to try it. I found the books Green for Life and Green Smoothie Revolution by Victoria Boutenko, which has some information about why the author chose to go green and some helpful tips for beginners. My first smoothie was the basic one for beginners below.

1 cup kale
1 cup water
1 mango

I think I put too much kale in it and it was a little greener than I expected, however it wasn't bitter. Today I made my second one and it tastes just like a Caribbean Way from Smoothie King. The ingredients consisted of mango, pineapples, banana, spinach and water.

The Recipe

2 cups spinach
1 cup of water 
1 mango 
1 banana
1 cup pineapple chunks

By the time I began writing this post the above cup above in the picture once full now almost gone.What I learned from the books were that you should not eat the same greens everyday because you can get poisoning for the excess alkaloids, so it's better to rotate the variety of greens you eat. You can drink however much you want, but wait about an hour before or after drinking a smoothie when eating regular food. What I noticed immediately was the first day I sleep better and had more energy. I may be going through some slight detox symptoms because my body is trying to adjust to the change in diet. One interesting thing is it is good for bad breath...lol. I mean that my tongue felt cleaner, and I do believe Boutenko mentioned this somewhere in her book as well. Another thing if you decide to read these books is that they suggest an expensive blender Vita-Mix but a regular blender with a high speed works just fine.The author says that organic is best, however personally I know that the fresh fruit will get ghost in my house or spoiled. For some reason frozen they won't touch.I went to the store today and bought organic spinach and arugula, romaine lettuce, frozen mango, pineapple, strawberries, peaches and blueberries.These smoothies are a great supplement for a meal because you feel full and not as hungry. I intend to get my green on for the next couple of weeks. Go Green for your health!