I start most mornings with a green smoothie– a concoction of cucumber, spinach, rice or nut milk, chia seeds, stevia, protein powder, bananas, a scoop of frozen orange juice concetrate, and a mix of frozen fruit– mango and berries of all sorts. I know it sounds weird to a lot of people, but we like it around here. It’s thick and sweet, goes down easy, and I don’t have to think about what to make for breakfast. Most days, this is it.
It’s also super-healthy, and this makes me feel like I’m beginning anew, again, each day. Of course, one nutrient-rich drink doesn’t undo the “sins” of the previous day, but it does help me to wipe the slate clean again, to set an intention for how I want the day to go, steering me in the right direction. Even though I often get turned around and a little lost in my days, there is a hopeful faith, a yearning, and beauty in a fresh start.
I’m using this moment to Begin Anew, Again with my blog—-