Raegan lost 40 pounds and normalized her blood pressure after she took up a green smoothie habit and watching what she eats. Read her inspiring story below.
If you have an inspiring story about how green smoothies changed your life, send it to me. If I publish your story, I’ll send you a free Incredible Smoothies grocery tote bag!
Green Smoothie Inspiration: Raegan – Princeton, WV, USA
I started making green smoothies in the fall of 2011. I heard they were great for detoxing and I wanted to increase my green vegetable intake. I also was facing high blood pressure and cholesterol and wanted to bring it down. I also wanted to lose weight.
Since drinking green smoothies, I have felt better physically and mentally. I think more clearly. My blood pressure and cholesterol have stayed down as well. My blood pressure went from around 110/70 to 140/88, which does not seem high but is a monitoring point. Once I started green smoothies and eating healthier, my blood pressure went back down and stays around 120/80.
I have been watching more of what I eat and with the help of green smoothies, I have lost about 40 pounds! I have begun doing more exercise as well as eating better.
I drink about three to four green smoothies per week. Each smoothie is a 10 ounce serving. My typical recipe is:
– 2 cups kale,
– 1 apple,
– 1 banana,
– 1 cup berries.
I try to eat more vegetables with a little meat and have lowered my carbohydrate and wheat intake. I have begun using more organic foods. I have also been experimenting with other grains beside wheat.
Since beginning green smoothies, I have gotten my parents and son into drinking them most days. My son has Asperger Syndrome and when he drinks green smoothies on a regular basis, he is able to think clearer and control his frustrations.
I have to say that since discovering green smoothies, my outlook on health has increased and made me more aware of what I eat.
Green smoothies really helped me get a great start on eating right and being healthy. In fact, they wake me up better than coffee!
You don’t have to go all “raw vegan” to get results from green smoothies. Instead, you can start where you are – right now. Just consuming a green smoothie several times each week is enough to kickstart a positive trend in your diet and lifestyle, as you saw in Raegan’s story above.
With my Green Smoothie Weight Loss Program, you will gain instant access to absolutely everything I know about green smoothies, health and nutrition. In it, I share all my secrets about how I lost 40 pounds, dropped my cholesterol by 50 points, became fit enough to run a marathon, and so much more.
Tracy Russell is the creator of the Green Smoothie Weight Loss Program, the 30-Day Whole Foods Challenge and founder of Incredible Smoothies. She is passionate about helping people improve their health with green smoothies and a whole foods lifestyle.