Green Smoothies And Balance
This morning I was listening to a bit of John DeMartini. If you're not familiar with his work, he's a teacher, researcher and educator. His topics centre around success and fulfilment. He is not a motivational coach. He is a balanced thinking coach. He's one of the best in the world.
One of the things he mentioned today was balanced thinking vs motivation. I found this quite interesting. So many of us try to find motivation, or try to make everything we do feel good (and if it doesn't we quit). But to constantly be positive or motivated, is actually demonstrating a lack of balance. Dr DeMartini talks about one of his own practices, which is: On a rough day, to make sure he always acknowledges what was good and positive. But on a great day, to acknowledge what he overlooked or could have done better.
Thereby, creating a sense of balance. Balance in a world that is, by nature a series of positives and negatives. You will never HAVE 100% positive. You will never have 100% negative. There always needs to be a self correcting force. Sometimes it just happens by random chance, but mostly - we have to work at it.
I have to work at it too. So that's why, at 5am I set my alarm to listen to Dr DeMartini for 45 minutes, and then do a 30 minute meditation audio. Normally, I browse my Facebook and complain about the world. But that just sets me up for a hard day at work, seeing everything through a negative lens.
I'm enjoying a green smoothie at the moment. It's another balancing tool. The world throws toxins at us, so a #paleovegan green smoothie is a great way to apply some self-correction to our over burdened cells. There's no need to wait to feel motivated to enjoy this sweet treat.
- Coconut water
- frozen bananas
- 1 tsp organic spirulina powder
- 1 tsp organic cracked cell cholorella
Filled the nutribullet, and done. No drama, no faffing around in the kitchen with kale, spinach etc. Just simple and green. Green powders are a fantastic way to up the benefits of green foods, without having to "feel motivated" to go to the effort. Chlorella is natures internal deodorant, and helps pulls toxins from the body. Spirulina is a nice bioavailable source of protein - it is approximately 60% protein.
The taste... bananas! Frozen bananas are more banana-ery than fresh ones FYI.
Try some balance in your day.