What’s the hold up?
Green Smoothies help you feel like a superhero!
Watching the blockbuster film Iron Man 2, I couldn’t help but notice when Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey Jr) is in his laboratory working on his metal suit and other world-saving activities, that he also likes to imbibe on a green drink.
The film was released in 2010, and I didn’t have a chance to see it at the theater, but viewing it on DVD recently, I exclaimed: “Iron Man drinks green stuff, too!”
Hey, what can I say? Every fellow likes a little validation every now and then.
What is a Green Smoothie?
Over the last several years, I’ve had fantastic results by adding a freshly made green smoothie (or two) to my daily diet.
You might have heard lately people talking about “green smoothies” and wondering:
what is a green smoothie?
A green smoothie is a freshly made, blended meal that you drink like a milkshake. It’s made from mostly raw, living foods such as dark leafy green vegetables, nuts, seeds, ice and fruit.
When made correctly, the taste and texture of a green smoothie is highly enjoyable and refreshing. More importantly, however, is that green smoothies give you a sustained, alkalinizing energy that helps you to feel stronger and younger. Green Smoothies help you to become like Iron Man!
A Green Smoothie Each Day Helps You Feel 10 Years Younger
Are dark leafy greens the ultimate natural anti-toxin?
When asked what he is drinking, in the film Tony Stark calls it “chlorophyll,” which is the green pigment found in almost all plants — so he’s just giving his particular blend of green drink a cool, nerdy name. From a health point of view, it’s refreshing to see a comic movie hero get his life-saving powers from a green drink (as well as his metal suit)!
“…I Googled it, and it said if you have any radioactivity overload,
chlorophyll will combat it”
~ Robert Downey Jr, star of Iron Man, to E! News
Part of the movie’s plot involved Stark being slowly poisoned by the radioactive device that keeps his heart alive — the machine increases his blood toxicity.
In a way, all green smoothies are taking on the same fight — battling off the everyday toxins from daily environmental pollution, or processed and packaged food. Armed with antioxidants, a daily green smoothie is a powerful weapon in the fight against premature aging.
Chlorophyll is the Elixir of Life
It turns out, green smoothies taste a whole lot better than they look. In fact, they taste fantastic! Often, you don’t taste the vegetables in the smoothie at all, except as accent flavors that give the drink an appetizing edge. It’s all about the ratios of ingredients, and discovering what fruits complement what vegetables, so that the fruit becomes the predominant flavor.
Chlorophyll is found in any green vegetables, and you can make your own smoothie out of any of the following:
- swiss chard
- green cabbage
- collard greens
- basically, any vegetable that’s green.
How to Make a Green Smoothie
Basically, the longer you make green smoothies, the better you get at making them. At first, you might make a few weird batches, but over time (and with a sense of adventure and a sense of humor!) you’ll find that you become an expert at using your blender to make fresh green shakes that will keep your body strong and your taste buds happy. However, there are some tricks that will help you get better, faster.
“…if you saw my driver’s license photo, you wouldn’t recognize me in it — I barely recognize myself! The photo was taken before I discovered freshly made green smoothies, back when I was, well, fatter. After making and drinking smoothies for a year, all of that weight came off, plus my face looks less puffy and more youthful. I eventually had to get new clothes, even my ‘skinny clothes’ were too chubby.
Of course, it wasn’t all smooth-sailing: in the beginning, I made some mistakes (pretty much the same mistakes everyone makes). For instance, when I first started, I put milk and banana into a blender and then added some powder I got from a can at the grocery store. Wrong! That is not a freshly made green smoothie! Also, at first, smoothies made me light-headed and wouldn’t sustain my energy, but Dane showed me on to use the right ingredients and the right ratios. It turns out, I needed to add more ‘clean fat,’ such as raw, sprouted seeds. Thanks to Dane, I feel better now than I ever have before. Freshly made green smoothies ROCK!”
~ David, Age 58, International Relocation Specialist
If you feel like you really want to try using green smoothies to lose fat, increase your energy, detoxify your body and improve your health, then I encourage you to get the new Longevity Lifestyle Kit.
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How to Use Your Blender to Become Lean and Energized! ~ eBooklet
“…I read the eBooklet on making fresh green smoothies
and promptly set about changing my typical fruit smoothie
to have greens in it.
But I did not believe you when you said to start slowly!
I dumped a bunch of green stuff in the mixer and,
well… you know how it went.
Had to force it down! Now I changed to follow your advice:
start with just a few greens to the mix until I get used to it.
And guess what? I really like adding a little celery
and some radish sprouts.
Very good stuff! I’ll be adding a little bit more over time,
just like you suggested.
Sometimes it’s good to follow advice, eh?”
~ Rand Larson, Professional Events Photographer
If you want to lose belly fat permanently (“permanently” is the key word in that sentence!), you must find clever ways to sneak more vegetables into your daily menu. The 5 Best Smoothie Recipes eBooklet will make a tremendous difference: it’s about making new lifestyle choices and creating new positive, daily habits. It’s not about dieting! Also included within the Kit, is this handy one-page shopping list:
Shopping Guide for Smoothie Ingredients ~ Flowchart
This one-page cheat sheet ($1.49) will help make your healthy shopping faster and easier.
“…I’ve always been a no-breakfast person.
But what I didn’t realize was that
skipping breakfast only made me lethargic and lazy all day long.
And I’d eat a whole lot more at lunch than I would have otherwise!
So, when I came across Dane’s smoothie recipes,
I decided to give them a shot.
Only one week in and I already feel much more energetic
than I have in the last ten years.
And I also tend to eat less lunch
which is great to control weight.
I plan to start smoothies for lunch too.
Slim waistline, here I come!”
~ Rabab Kahn, Editor / Bertelsmann Foundation
Green Smoothies Go Mainstream for Men
It’s great to see green drinks getting attention, or at least acknowledgment, in the mainstream media.
Not many other superheros set as good an example as Iron Man.
Sure, Superman is powered by our yellow sun and I suppose you could argue his powers come from an ample dose of vitamin D.
Popeye never claims to be a hero, he instead reminds us that “he is what he is.” He puts off fighting danger until the last minute, and then — when he really requires ultimate potency — he turn to his spinach! If he knew about green smoothies, he probably would have opted for this easier and more delicious alternative, to simply toss some greens into the blender each morning!
When people — men in particular — first hear about green smoothies, they tend to be naturally skeptical. In fact, there are five steps on the path to recognizing green smoothies for what they are: a healing, regenerative super meal!
I encourage you to pick up the Longevity Lifestyle Kit and experience the positive results it will have on your daily life. All five items in the kit are designed to work synchronistically.
Each items serve a specific purpose, and combined they become super powerful. Enjoy the value and savings of getting all 5 items together!
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- ➊ How to Create a Strategy for Living a Fascinating Post-40 Life: The Numinous Journey
- ➋ A Unique Social Experiment: 28 Best Friends
- ➌ How to Get Seriously Organized Using Checklists: The Dane Technique
- ➍ Using Your Blender to Get Lean and Strong: 5 Best Smoothie Recipes
- ➎ Ingredients Guide for Freshly Made Green Smoothies: The Shopping List
In my opinion, we live in an increasingly estrogenic world that can wreak havoc on a man’s metabolism, testosterone levels, and vitality. The end result (especially for those of us men who are over age 40) are lethargy, puffy faces, bloated midsections, and a general lack of go-get-em. It is unhealthy for a man’s testosterone to get too low, so any natural methods that can help combat that — even indirectly — might be worth exploring.
Also, I am convinced (as are others) that aspects of the standard modern diet force our bodies to create subcutaneous and visceral belly fat in an attempt to “pad” our vital organs against toxic influences. Fresh, well-made green smoothies have reduced my waistline considerably. You can actually see my “8-pak” now, and I’m 47 years old (thanks, I believe in large part, to green smoothies)!