Day One Of The Young & Raw Green Smootie Challenge Was A Success!

30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge
30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge
Yay!!!! Shouts out to Nicole English for bringing this into my life! Day one was a success for me. Onward… Here is what they emailed me late last night.

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Hi!, Welcome to Day 1 of the Young and Raw 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge 🙂

I am so excited you’ve joined us, and so is the rest of my team. Consider us all your virtual cheerleaders and biggest supporters over the next 30 days of this challenge and beyond!

Here’s how we’re going to run the challenge for you over the next 30 days…

Technically, the challenge doesn’t start until tomorrow, Tuesday October 1st. However, just in-case you do shift work or wake up too early to run the blender with sleepy roomies or family members,
we want to send you the “Smoothie of the Day” the night before. This way, you can make your smoothie before bed and store it in the fridge overnight if necessary.

Whenever possible, we always recommend you have your smoothie freshly made for the best taste and most nutrient density.

Ok, now – here’s your first smoothie of the day and make sure you join us in the 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge Facebook Group where we’re rawking out with over 23,000 other challenge takers.
You’ll also find the full month of shopping lists, and daily smoothie recipes posted here. So don’t miss out, click here to join us. https://www.facebook.com/groups/30daygreensmoothiechallenge

Smoothie of the day: Day 1:

Arthritis Support Smoothie

½ cup fresh or frozen mango
½ celery rib
½ lime, peeled and juiced
4 basil leaves
1-inch piece turmeric root or 1 tsp turmeric powder
1 cup water

Health Benefits:

There are a couple of star ingredients in this smoothie that make it so amazing for cooling down inflammation such as arthritis.

First, turmeric (which contains the powerful active ingredient curcumin) possesses potent anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties. This has been confirmed by numerous studies including one published in the journal Phytotherapy Research, in Spring 2012.

Second, basil also has strong anti-inflammatory properties. British studies have revealed that it actively inhibits the same enzyme that anti-inflammatory drugs do, including Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen, but without any side effects. Pretty amazing, right?!

Love Sheleana & The Young and Raw Team

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This was just what I needed to jump start me on this challenge. I love their Facebook group. Check it out: https://www.facebook.com/groups/30daygreensmoothiechallenge. Also, it is not to late to join over 22,000 of us. Sign up here: http://secure.youngandraw.com/30daychallenge

The Facebook group share the following:

You’ll get your shopping lists right away. Make sure you confirm us to your email. Check spam filters if you don’t see the first email from us. Get ready to rawk on October 1st – 30th!

Shopping Lists

Day 1-5
1 green apple
¾ cup basil
1 cup fresh or frozen berries of choice
3 celery ribs
1 large cucumber
1 lime
1½ cups fresh or frozen mango
¾ cup fresh or frozen pineapple
3-inch piece fresh turmeric root or 3 tsp turmeric powder
2 cups watermelon

Day 6-10
1 container almond milk
1½ cups arugula
4 heads baby bok choy
2½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cucumber
1 tbsp hemp/chia seeds
1 container MCT oil or coconut oil
2 pears
1 container tahini

Days 11-15
1 container almond milk
3 cups arugula
2 heads baby bok choy
5 cups fresh or frozen berries of choice
1 container coconut milk (optional if using)
1 cucumber
1 cup mango
7 mint leaves
2 pears
4 tbsp pumpkin seeds or cashews
2 cups spinach
1 container tahini (should have tahini left over from previous list)
1 vanilla bean or 1 container vanilla bean extract

Days 16-20
1 container almond milk
1 banana
5 cups fresh or frozen berries of choice
1 carrot
5 celery ribs
2 cucumbers
1 tsp ground cinnamon
5-inch piece ginger root
2 tbsp hemp/chia seeds
5 mint leaves (should have some left over from previous list)
3 cups fresh or frozen pineapple
2 cups watercress

Day 21-25
2 bananas
3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1-inch piece burdock root (optional)
5 celery ribs
½ cup cherries
2 tbsp hemp/chia seeds
1 container coconut milk
2 cucumbers
3-inch piece ginger root
1 lemon
4 cups lettuce
5 mint leaves
1 bunch parsley
1 pear
1½ cups fresh or frozen pineapple

Day 26-30
3 cups arugula
1 beet
5 cups fresh or frozen berries of choice
2 tbsp hemp/chia seeds
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 container coconut milk
2 cucumbers
2-inch piece ginger root
2 cups kale
1 orange
3 pears
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp sunflower seeds
1 tbsp tahini

RECIPES:

Smoothie of the day: Day 1:

Arthritis Support Smoothie

½ cup fresh or frozen mango
½ celery rib
½ lime, peeled and juiced
4 basil leaves
1-inch piece turmeric root or 1 tsp turmeric powder
1 cup water

Smoothie of the day: Day 2

Migraine Relief Smoothie

2 cups watermelon
½ celery rib
6 basil leaves
½ cup water

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