I’m not a huge supporter of flu shots and by saying that I’m not looking for a convincing argument to get one nor do I want to pick a fight with someone about immunizations. Our entire family is up-to-date on our immunizations and I believe fully in those but I just don’t like getting flu shots so I never do. Instead, I make my own.
Getting a good sweat on is another great way I rid my body of toxins. Last night I went to hot yoga for the first time ever and it was one of the best things I’ve ever tried; I cannot wait to go back. I learned so many new things and pushed myself so hard that I felt so rewarded when I left. And the best part was that I went with two of my three bestest best friends and we got to hold hands during shavasana. My girlfriends light my fire so it quite literally warmed my heart.
I drink a variation of a green smoothie every day. I know I don’t get enough veggies during my day and this is the easiest way to do it. There’s so many different things you can throw in and blend up, there’s no reason not to get more than your daily dose of micronutrients. Leaving the skin on all the veggies and eating the pulp means you’re getting a lot more fibre than if you were just to juice the ingredients; fibre is our friend so make sure you’re getting enough!
I used to make my smoothie in my Magic Bullet but it got too small so I pulled out my blender thinking it would be chunky and not mixed well enough but it does a great job. And it’s a regular blender too – not high speed and over $400 to buy. I’d rather buy new shoes with $400 than a blender – priorities right?
Farm Wife Flu Shot
Yield: 1 serving
2 large handfuls of baby kale or spinach
1 sprig mint leaves
1 green apple, cored
1/4 of a long cucumber
1/4 of a lemon, peel and seeds removed
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1-2 cups water, depending on consistency
Put everything in your blender and mix until smooth. Pour out and enjoy! Merry Christmas, Kim.