It has been a rainy couple of days in South Florida, which is arguably the only time we head indoors & actually work. And, while I may be joking with that comment, rainy weather is the perfect time to cozy up with a drink and catch up on some reading.
Yesterday, I found myself on the couch with a GREAT book: Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Diet, but I was left wondering: What to drink? Fighting the urge to pour a whiskey on the rocks, I opted for the MUCH healthier option of The Crazy Sexy Green Guru Smoothie–& was blissed out.
& when I come across something this great, I SHARE it. So for all of you who have heard about the benefits of green juice & green veggies & all things green, BUT haven’t tried it yet–try this. It’ll leave a smile on your face.
Why do I keep using all these “happy-centric” words? Well, because this smoothie is contains natural Phenylethylamine (PEA) aka “the love chemical”. PEA is known to create feelings of attraction, excitement, or euphoria. Ever been in love? Part of that process is your PEA levels increasing making us full of (sometimes) blind optimism.
When the brain is flooded with PEA, the neurotransmitter dopamine is blocked from being deactivated and dopamine levels rise. Elevated dopamine levels are associated with increased mental concentration and a positive attitude.
So, FALL IN LOVE WITH A SMOOTHIE…its okay, there’s no judgement here–There are worse things that you could fall in love with.
THE GREEN GURU SMOOTHIE:
- 1 avocado
- 5-8 romaine leaves
- 1 cucumber
- 2 ounces E3Live (optional)
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 banana or 1-2 pears
- Stevia to taste or 1 tsp agave
Place all the ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth…BLISS OUT!